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Old 11-12-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Never laid carpet before but what is the best maybe an easy option to put carpet on cement?? Gluing or tac strips??
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if you haven't already done so you should search the forum for previous posts as this has been discussed so many times on here.

not trying to ignore your question just a lot better answers already given than I could
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It would have to be one super dry basement and have a product like Dri Core as an underlayment before I'd dare lay carpet in a basement.
If you ever want to have the option of removing it at some point use tack strips on the outside edges. I'd also hire a pro to come in and lay it.
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It would have to be one super dry basement and have a product like Dri Core as an underlayment before I'd dare lay carpet in a basement.
If you ever want to have the option of removing it at some point use tack strips on the outside edges. I'd also hire a pro to come in and lay it.
my basement is super dry. I pulled the carpet that was in there.

installed dri-cor and will be putting laminate on top.

Rugs on top of laminate is much better than carpet imo. they can always be easily removed and cleaned as needed.
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Make sure you read the manufactures warnings about below grade installs with laminate.
Some just can not be installed below grade, if it fails it's on you.
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Make sure you read the manufactures warnings about below grade installs with laminate.
Some just can not be installed below grade, if it fails it's on you.
wife's family does commercial flooring. S-I-L is adamant about getting the right flooring.

I'm not allowed to make flooring decisions in the family
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I installed carpet in basements for 40 years. Rarely saw one fail. I would use an installer who glues the tackstrip to the concrete. Laminate is too noisy for my taste on concrete. Also too cheap looking and cold to your feet.
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