Carpet with attached padding

Old 05-19-22, 09:10 PM
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Carpet with attached padding

I have DiY basic carpet with separate padding before but never seen the carpet with the attached padding before. I'm in the process of replacing my basement carpet.

Can only find a few how to's on it. It looks simple enough. Can this be installed without removing the baseboard? I rather use a separate carpet and pad before bothering with baseboard removal! What about stretching, anything different I should be aware of?

Old 05-20-22, 02:11 AM
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I've installed it for myself and family before [not a pro] it lays down nice. I didn't stretch it. If you don't want to pull the base you could add shoemold or quarter round. I currently have it in our bed rm. It has developed a wrinkle but the carpet was put down 22 yrs ago. I plan to replace it with laminate if I ever get done with our kids projects.

IMO carpet isn't a great choice for a basement floor - to much risk of moisture.
Old 05-21-22, 07:57 AM
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Carpet with attached padding works better in a basement than regular carpet. Just do not glue it down. It will be a nightmare to take it back up. Let it lay out for a couple hours before you trim it, so it can relax. Then put 1/4 round around the walls. It will work fine. I have installed a few thousand yards of it in my time. If you need to fasten it down anywhere, use double-faced tape.

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