Old 02-01-01, 04:06 PM
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I'm considering pulling up my carpet and using the concrete slab as the flooring and incorporate throw rugs as decoration. Would you please share some pro's and con's regarding this process.
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Old 02-01-01, 09:08 PM
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is the carpet glued down or was tack strip used. if glued down the glue may be hard to remove. if tack strip was used there will be small holes left where it was nailed to the floor
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The carpet wast tacked stripped. Can the holes be filled or is that a large job in itself? Also could you refer me to a link that would give directions on a job such as this.
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Old 02-04-01, 10:59 AM
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While there are various patches made for cement, the best one I know of is called 'hydraulic cement'. It works very well on small cracks, and sets up quickly. A couple of 3 or 5 pound cans should do everything. Just mix up a little at a time in a plastic pail. When it gets to hard to work with you can let it finish setting up and knock it out of the flexible plastic and go again.

Depending on the size of the room, you probably don't have more than one afternoon's work filling holes.

PS - wet the holes before applying the cement - it gives a better bond.

Hydraulic Cement will be available at better home centers and hardware stores.

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