installing indoor/outdoor carpet


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Old 08-18-03, 01:11 PM
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installing indoor/outdoor carpet

We have a screened-in porch that has a durock subfloor. Can we install indoor/outdoor carpeting using double sided tape around the perimeter, or will we need to use an adhesive under the entire carpet? What is the best way to handle the seam? Occasionally the floor may get a little damp from rain blowing in, if that makes any difference. Thanks. Otis
 
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Old 08-19-03, 07:48 PM
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I'd loose lay it before using perimeter tape!

The seam makes this a full spread installation ONLY!!!

Use real "honey" rubber latex as seam sealer, not the white acrylic sealer. You will need the outdoor adhesive with there specified trowel.
 
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Old 08-26-03, 12:09 PM
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What's real "honey" rubber latex?
 
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Old 08-26-03, 03:04 PM
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White acrylic is waterbased.

"Honey" as I call it, because it looks like honey(Capitol 022), is solvent based.
 
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Old 08-27-03, 04:23 PM
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Latex is not designed for use as a glue down seam sealer. Also the sealer you describe as >>white acrylic
 
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Old 08-27-03, 09:41 PM
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So your saying the white acrylic is solvent based? If not what is the base? It's cut with something in a liquid state.
I quit using Roberts sealer long ago.

Orcon and Capitol work for me.
Would you use Orcon Fast-loc for a gluedown?

I'd rather seal an outdoor installation with rubber instead of Elmer's glue.
 
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Old 08-27-03, 10:11 PM
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Why did you quit using Robert's sealer? Fast lock is an edge sealer. Orcon's Weld lock is a glue down seam sealer. Roberts universal eighty-fifteen is both. All are white in appearance.

Weld lock and fast lock share the same MSDS.
http://www.orcon.com/FCISD/Document/msds_adhesives.pdf
Do you know why they shouldn't be interchanged? Neither MSDS's list water as an ingredient. Quite the contrary actually, because water disperses the ingredients.
 
 

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