Replace Rug

Old 01-24-18, 07:41 AM
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Replace Rug

I need to replace this rug. It is about 60 feet long and 6 feet wide. So I am assuming I rip out the piece that is there, understanding that it may have to be scraped. Then can I go to Home Depot and just by a 60 foot piece, some glue and lay it in the space? I know this sounds like a stupid question but I am asking because if there is something I am missing I am hoping someone here will point it out to me. Thanks
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Old 01-24-18, 08:20 AM
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It depends on how the current carpet is installed. Is there padding underneath. Was it attached with tackless strip around the perimeter or was it glued down? It is taped/seamed to the red carpet on the sides? But yes, gluing carpet down is one method of installation. In many cases I don't glue it down or if I do will only do a thin strip around the perimeter to make replacement in the future easier but in a high traffic or commercial installation you might want to glue the whole thing. Also, in a commercial setting you may want something better than what HD or Lowes stocks in the store.
Old 01-24-18, 09:17 AM
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Most carpet is 12' wide so you will be buying a piece 30' long and cutting into 6' wide strips which will be pieced together.

Not a simple job especially considered it's pieced into an area with existing carpet on the sides.

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