carpet on carpet

Old 06-23-19, 07:16 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: United States
Posts: 4
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
carpet on carpet

I have a carpeted porch but the carpet is worn in an obvious spot. I was thinking of flipping the carpet around so the worn spot is in a less noticeable area. Or buying new carpet and putting it over the old. I am on a budget and also not able to do a lot of heavy work, so was just trying to save myself the trouble of ripping up the old carpet. Which plan would you think is best or should I just go with new carpet?
Old 06-23-19, 11:52 PM
Marq1's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 9,479
Received 946 Votes on 859 Posts
Never a good idea to put carpet over carpet!
Old 06-24-19, 03:29 AM
Norm201's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 11,401
Received 594 Votes on 531 Posts
I'm asked this question very often at the store. As Marq says, not a good idea. At best, if it's indoor/outdoor, you can throw a another piece on top, but don't expect results. The new carpet will creep and not be stable.
Old 06-29-19, 06:34 PM
sam floor's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: May 2010
Location: floor installer
Posts: 1,067
Received 25 Votes on 20 Posts
It will wear out faster because of the movement with each step.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: