Temporary Solid Flooring over Carpet??

Old 06-11-14, 05:03 PM
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Temporary Solid Flooring over Carpet??

I am moving into my first apartment this week with two destructive cats as roommates. The second bedroom will be theirs - where food and litter boxes, beds and toys will be - and because they're not well behaved, they may be kept in the room while I'm at work.

I can't risk them peeing on the carpet. I have durable vinyl banners, but obviously they don't sit well over carpet. They need to be on a firm surface.

Could I lay plywood over the carpet? Could I walk on it without it cracking? Would it be decently sturdy? What thickness should I get? Is there a different material that would be better?

It doesn't have to be pretty and it doesn't have to last for ages.

I'm at a loss and would be very grateful for any advice!
Old 06-11-14, 11:06 PM
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Plywood would just act like a sponge as soon as any form of moisture hit it and stink.
There is no good way to do this.
Get yourself some crates or loose the cats.
Old 06-12-14, 02:47 AM
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Why would cats pee on carpet? They have a clean litter box to use, and would most likely prefer that. As Joe said, plywood would not be a good alternative. Install window ledge comfort stations for them to enjoy the outdoors while in the room. It has a settling effect on them.

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