Waterproof vinyl planks

Old 03-07-19, 09:00 AM
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Waterproof vinyl planks

I understand that this would not be a perfect thing to do but...I have worn out indoor/outdoor carpeting glued down very securely to my 600 sq. ft. basement cement floor and I was wondering that if I put cement board down over the indoor/outdoor carpeting if I could lay the vinyl planks over the cement boarding without mold/mildew growing between the carpet and boarding?
Old 03-07-19, 09:09 AM
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I understand that this would not be a perfect thing to do but..
You already know that this is a bad choice!

if you have worn out carpet how is covering it up going to solve a long term moisture/mold problem?
Old 03-07-19, 09:49 AM
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I would never put anything on top of carpet. You need to remove the carpet before installing anything.
Old 03-07-19, 12:32 PM
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Sounds like you just need to rent a flooring stripper, like this.
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In case you need more opinions saying the same thing, remove the carpet.
Old 03-10-19, 03:38 PM
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You already have a solid cement floor under the carpet. Renting the stripper suggested by X will be the easiest way to remove the existing floor. Once down to concrete, you have many options for a waterproof vinyl click lock system.

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