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    Installing Carpet in Basement

    Looking at installing carpet in my basement. Beaver system is installed so basement is dry.

    Current carpet is just glued to the floor (no pad). I want to replace it with new along with carpet pad and I'm wondering what the best way to install my carpet to concrete. Would I still use carpet tack strips around the edge? Glue?

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    Re: Installing Carpet in Basement

    Tack strip with concrete nails (glue the tack strip too if the concrete is suspect)



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    Re: Installing Carpet in Basement

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Tack strip with concrete nails (glue the tack strip too if the concrete is suspect)
    Would it be easier to pre-drill a pilot hole for the nail or is that not necessary.

    Also, should I glue the pad? I was planning on it.


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    Re: Installing Carpet in Basement

    Just had someone put carpet in our basement last fall, and I think they used a little wider tack strip with concrete fasteners. They also glued down the tack strips. Other than that, no difference.



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    Re: Installing Carpet in Basement

    glue the pad too. just a strip of liquid nails every 18" or so. as the other poster stated, nail & glue the tack strip, then install carpet normally.



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    Re: Installing Carpet in Basement

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCYWX View Post
    Would it be easier to pre-drill a pilot hole for the nail or is that not necessary.

    Shouldn't be necessary as long as your concrete doesn't split when you nail through.

    Also, should I glue the pad? I was planning on it.

    Yes, as mentioned, just a few strips to keep in place like the other poster said.



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    Re: Installing Carpet in Basement

    Concrete seems to be in good shape.


    Thanks Everyone.

    Basically what I thought, just wondered if there was any other quick/simple ideas.

    Really appreciate it.


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