basement carpeting


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Old 12-29-03, 11:46 PM
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basement carpeting

I am planning to install carpetting in my basement. I am planning to use tack boards, but instead of nailing them into the cement, I would like to use adhesive to adhere the board to the cement and then tack down the carpet as usual.

What adhesives are best for this scenario? I have looked at "liquid nails" for bonding the wood stips to the cement flor, but it is very "vapor" toxic ... and other suggestions are appreciated.

regards, peter d.
 
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Liquid Nails is what I have always used(can't beat the holding power, unless I needed it installed and dry the same day, then Chemrex.

TIP:

Cut your tackstrip into small 1 foot sections. The longer strips of cheap tackstrip(even the good stuff), tend to bow. Cutting the strips into smaller lengths, sets more surface into the adhesive, giving you a better bond.
 
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Old 12-30-03, 07:40 PM
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Thank you Perry, looks like i was headed in the right direction. I did notice that the tacks were quite warped already, so that is a great suggestion about cutting them to get more surface area to stay down !
 
 

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