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Old 02-06-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
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Installing carpet on concrete


A lot of elementary school gyms have carpet in them now and we were thinking of doing the same thing in our basement. It looks like they use a very low pile carpet and no pad. In the office I work at they have basically the same thing and the carpet is glued to the concrete. I was wondering if you could use carpet tape instead to make it easier to change the floor later.

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Old 02-06-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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you might want to try peel and stick tiles that can be places on cement floors .

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If you're even thinking about gluing carpet down with no pad, consider paying a little bit extra for an industrial grade carpet similar to what they use in large airports and office buildings.

My wife and I did this and it held up for over 15 years under normal usage.
It's even better if it's an indoor/outdoor carpet. Most of these come with a bit of rubber backing on them, so you get a little bit of padding.

One reason I suggest this upgrade is that regular carpet without a pad does not wear as well as carpet with a pad.
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