Subflooring over outdoor carpet?


Old 11-06-08, 07:09 PM
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Subflooring over outdoor carpet?

I will be enclosing my 17'X22" rear porch to use as a four seasons room, the existing concrete slab has glued outdoor carpet. I would like to know if I could just lay subflooring over the carpet rather than tackle the job of removing the carpet and adhesive.
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Old 11-07-08, 03:54 AM
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Do yourself a favor and remove the carpet. You could have mold issues since the carpet is on concrete which will allow moisture to get to it.
Old 11-15-08, 04:36 AM
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And to further Bill's comments, just laying subflooring directly on the concrete slab will result in the same mold problem with the wood, so I would opt for sleepers then subflooring or a product as dri-core. But definitely remove the carpet first.

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