New carpet tile on basement concrete floor


Old 08-06-17, 08:56 AM
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New carpet tile on basement concrete floor

Have removed the 1960s indoor/outdoor carpet that was glued to the basement floor. Concrete is cleaning up reasonably. Next step is to put down the new,large carpet tiles.

First, do I need an under layment for moisture like what was needed for engineered hardwood? Or can I glue direct to the concrete? No moisture problems ever.

Varying views from carpet suppliers

Any comments appreciated, have installed lots of tile, never carpet tile

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Old 08-06-17, 10:37 AM
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If you had previous carpet down there then you should be good to just move forward with your carpet tiles. Understand that carpet tiles use a pressure sensitive adhesive to adhere. You trowel it on, let it dry, it is tacky at that point and you install your squares. Don't use regular carpet adhesive.
Old 08-07-17, 11:23 AM
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With carpet, if you get a little moisture it can evaporate through the carpet. With a moisture barrier, moisture can sit underneath it and grow mold.

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