carpet in sunroom


Old 01-03-03, 08:22 PM
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Hi we are planning on laying berber carpet in our sunroom. We have ask carpet experts in Home Depot and Lowes and they all say this is how we should do it.
They say we can use double sided tape or glue it down to the exsisting plywood floor. The room is mostly glass and has a insulated ceiling. Its doesn't have A/C or heat. We live in GA. and we are wondering if this all sounds okay to the experts on here, or does anyone have any other ideals. We are leaning towards the double sided tape.
Thanks for the help in advice.
Old 01-04-03, 10:02 AM
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Carpet "Experts" at HD & Lowes?

Experts at HD and Lowes...that's rich.

What planet are they on?

There are NO carpet experts at HD and Lowes! None that I have ever seen anyway.

The Carpet and Rug Institute standards state carpet is to be maintained at temps between 65-95 degrees F. unless using
"all weather materials"

How are you going to make seams with double sided tape?

Look for an "all weather' or "Indoor Outdoor"
carpet, many have a very nice berber look to them. Glue it using the correct "all weather" adhesive such as Mapei Ultra Bond 4000, (almost twice the price of regular adhesive.) Using the correct trowel size is imperative, it makes sure you are using the correct amount of glue. Typically a 1/8 x 1/8 x 1/8 V shaped notch

Anything else carpetwise will fail.

"Carpet Experts" at Home Depot.......that is too funny!
Old 01-04-03, 11:22 AM
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carpet in sunroom

Hi Lisa thanks for the response. Well we won't be having any seams in that room, its only 10x12 so thats not an issue. The guys(not really sure if they are experts but did seem to know what we were talking about and steered us clear of some other ideas we had thought would work in the room, now we see they were right about those) did suggest either tape or glue to put it down with. We believe the carpet we have choosen is indoor/outdoor. The room is completely closed in. We were just hoping for some ideals before we start this. Thanks for your help.
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We just recently discussed this same issue with our flooring supplier and he advised us against using hardwood or indoor carpet due to the fluctuations in temperature that we have her in the midwest. He suggested using an all weather carpet installed on the flooring either taped, glued or floating due to the moisture and mold problem that is likely to form otherwise. Fortunately we were able to find an all weather carpet that we really liked but we will probably still throw an area rug on it when the project is finished.
Old 05-18-08, 08:37 AM
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I would go with the adhesive approach..over time the tape even if quality grade may break down and not hold the carpet in place that well. It would be a pain to rip out and replace just to lay adhesive down to repair..if the carpet survived it.
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The OP was over 5 years ago, so hopefully they got it done by now.

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