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Old 06-19-2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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I wan't to lay some carpet down in my third bedroom to use as an exercise room. The room is 9 x 9 and has worn hardwood. I will be putting my exercise bike, a swiss ball and maybe some small dumbell weights in here. I'd like to protect the floor and give a smooth, level surface for the bike. I originally was going to do rolled rubber flooring, but the $$ turned me off. I saw some stuff on the roll at Home depot, I think it said Sizel or something. It seemed great for what I want and only $.52/sqft. My questions are:

Is it ok to just double stick tape the carpet down w/ carpet tape.
Do I need to put a pad of some kind underneath
when do you use pads underneath carpet anyway?

The carpet comes in 12x whatever ft lenghts and my goal is to not have to glue or nail anything to my hardwoods. Its really just a basic use of the carpet - thanks.

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Is it ok to just double stick tape the carpet down w/ carpet tape.

I do not think that you need the tape to hold down the carpet. Area rugs are put down on floors without tape. If you think that the edges may become a trip hazard then you could use the tape.


Do I need to put a pad of some kind underneath


Padding is used to make carpet last longer and have a better feel under foot. If you do not want padding then it is not needed.

when do you use pads underneath carpet anyway?

Padding makes a carpet feel more luxurious under foot. A higher end padding will make a carpet last longer if there is high foot traffic in the area.



The carpet comes in 12x whatever ft lenghts and my goal is to not have to glue or nail anything to my hardwoods. Its really just a basic use of the carpet - thanks.

You may also want to look at indoor/outdoor carpet. It is inexpensive.

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Old 06-19-2006, 03:54 PM   #3
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Thanks, thats all I need to know. great info
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dont forget that the backing of the carpet can scratch the wood badly.
if this is not a problem, then forget I said it
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Not really sure what you mean. Please explain...
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You could go to a carpet place and see if they have carpet remnants for your room. The price should be lower for a remnant.
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the backing of carpet is abrasive like sandpaper. if it comes in direct contact with the wood, it will leave abrasions.
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Oh, if its just small abrasions or whatever its not a problem, the floors would have to refinished in order to be nice anyway. Thank you - I appreciate the heads up!
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good point.
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I wan't to lay some carpet down in my third bedroom to use as an exercise room. The room is 9 x 9 and has worn hardwood. I will be putting my exercise bike, a swiss ball and maybe some small dumbell weights in here. I'd like to protect the floor and give a smooth, level surface for the bike. I originally was going to do rolled rubber flooring, but the $$ turned me off. I saw some stuff on the roll at Home depot, I think it said Sizel or something. It seemed great for what I want and only $.52/sqft. My questions are:

Is it ok to just double stick tape the carpet down w/ carpet tape.
Do I need to put a pad of some kind underneath
when do you use pads underneath carpet anyway?

The carpet comes in 12x whatever ft lenghts and my goal is to not have to glue or nail anything to my hardwoods. Its really just a basic use of the carpet - thanks.
If it were me I would refinish the hardwood and use exercise mats as needed.
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