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Dianebc 06-23-2010 09:56 PM

Laminate flooring over carpet?
I'm remodeling a rental apartment and was planning to pull up the yucky carpet and put down Pergo and some cheaper similar laminate flooring. But checking it out today I found 3 layers of carpet, all flat commercial type, and the bottom layer seems to be glued to the floor. I think it was some kind of foam backed stuff. Pulling it up will likely be a terrible job. Anyone think I can just pull off the top two layers of carpet and lay the laminate on top of the old carpet?

poppameth 06-24-2010 06:55 AM

I've seen it done over a single layer of extremely short pile loop commercial. This was directly glued with no pad. It worked out well and has held up for several years. If there is a foam pad under it you are probably asking for trouble. Going over carpet period generally isn't recommended.

canadaclub 06-24-2010 12:56 PM

If its the short nap industrial type carpet you have you should be fine.

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