Vinyl flooring over carpet


Old 08-27-17, 05:03 PM
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Vinyl flooring over carpet

Everyone says you shouldn't put laminate over carpet that's on a basement floor- I have low pile carpet that the hubs wants to keep, but I want a fresh clean look. I'm thinking vinyl- any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 08-27-17, 07:40 PM
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You mean vinyl like a sheet vinyl? Bad idea for many reasons. It will slip and slide on the carpet. Any furniture would leave deep impressions even with commercial office style carpet.
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I agree! any sheet vinyl over carpet would be a bad idea. What about a large area rug?
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Too much vertical movement even in a low pile carpet. Anything with a click lock floating floor would most likely fail. Anything peel and stick would fail and leave residue on the carpet.
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Just no.
Old 08-28-17, 10:20 AM
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Your shoes might even poke holes in the vinyl. Anything dropped on it would definitely make holes in it.
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Time for a New Hubs

Get a new Hubs and your current one can take the carpet with him. Then you can get a new vinyl floor that will be installed correctly on the substrate.
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I don't understand why stickshift wrote such a long post but he's right.
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