Installing carpet on concrete floor

Old 05-05-01, 06:32 PM
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We are planning on installing a berber carpet in our new family room, located in our basement. I have heard all the pros and cons of installing over concrete, and, notwithstanding, WILL be doing it, with a heavy pad underneath. Our only question concerns installation of tackless strips. Of course, tackless is designed to be nailed into wood. How do you attach tackless to concrete? Is any tackless made with masonry nailers? Is glueing an option?
Old 05-06-01, 06:38 PM
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Who told you tackstrip was only designed for wood floors? It is made for stretch in carpet installation regardless of the subfloor. They have tackstrip prenailed for concrete with steel nails. The box will be marked wood or concrete. Sometimes it is hard to nail into concrete. Then you will need to glue or hammer drill/molly to get it to hold.

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