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In many areas building structures have concrete floors and many of these floors are so hard that the driving of a conventional concrete penetrating nail into such floors is virtually impossible due to the hardness of the concrete and the relative cracking thereof which prevents carpet holding or anchoring tack strips from being installed by the usual method of nailing them down to the concrete floor. The foregoing difficulties which are particularly encountered in relation to concrete floors which are old and which have become so hard that the concrete is relatively brittle and such conditions have caused a great deal of difficulty in anchoring carpet tack strips adjacent to walls and have cost considerable loss in time during the installation of carpeting in the various building rooms over concrete floors. The simple mechanism of the clip alone when installed preliminary to installation of the tack strip is such that an opening extending through the one upstanding portion of the clip may be driven by a simple tool having a spacer stop means adapted to stop the penetration of the nail into a wall structure at a distance wherein the tack strip and holding clips when installed are spaced from the wall a sufficient distance to allow the edge of a carpet to be tucked between the wall and the tack strip. The basic clip structure of the invention used for installation on the tack strip at the time that the carpet is laid is a very simple clip having a pair of upstanding portions integral with opposite ends of a bottom portion which is adapted to lie horizontally on a floor.