Alternatives for installing tack strip?

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Old 11-17-16, 10:11 AM
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Alternatives for installing tack strip?

I do not like putting nails on my concrete floor when putting carpet on my basement. What other alternatives do I have? If I have to use adhesive, what are some of the better ones?
 
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I don't use padding or tack strips when doing basement carpet. I just let it lie. If there are any bumps or areas that don't lay flat after a week I'll use a bit of carpet adhesive on those problem areas.
 
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Without nailing in tack strips, I would glue down in order to prevent wrinkles.
 
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I saw the FSTR-30 Youtube video. Has anyone use it before?
 
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Old 11-18-16, 07:40 AM
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Nope but there are adhesives you can use for tack strips.
 
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And those adhesives should work on concrete, correct? I guess if adhesive works, I'm would prefer adhesives since I do not want to put holes into my concrete. What are some of the better adhesives for tack strip on concrete? Thank you.
 
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I am not a fan of gluing down carpet or tackless strips due to the difficulty of removal. Basements by their nature can be wet or at least humid so carpeting may need more frequent replacement than above ground. If the glue sticks it can be a real bugger to remove carpet or tackless strips.

The FSTR 30 you linked or any other similar epoxies would be a good option. A bit pricey but not outrageous. Just make sure you also get the correct gun for dispensing epoxy.
 
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Yes, one of my big concerns about gluing carpet down is the removal of it. That is why I am NOT going to glue my carpet. However, I was considering using it on tackless strip. But if it's going to be a pain in the rear to remove these tack strip if it ever becomes rotten due to moisture and I have to reinstall the carpet then, no. I may not use glue but I still don't want to put nails into the concrete. I was installing new carpet at our old house and many of the nails on the tack strip came off because the concrete chipped away over the years and it left some dents or holes on the floor.
 
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So what is the issue with tack strips. Not like the nails are going to crack the foundations!
 
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Check out the PAM glue for tackstrip. It works good and is not hard to remove.
 
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Old 11-21-16, 05:41 AM
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Looks like Pam glue for tack strip could be the solutions. However, when I need to remove it, do I need to use any type of solutions/chemicals to remove it cleanly? I assumed the glue will last a really long time and resist molding and rotting?
 
 

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