Today’s blog concerns remodeling and some of the things you should pay attention to. A local municipality had a pipe break and damaged some of their carpet. The existing carpet was installed tack and pad over level loop nylon carpet throughout the facility. There was a 4” vinyl base throughout. Client wanted to replace the tack and pad with a glue down carpet tile. What are the implications?
1) Remove carpet pad and tackless from the wood sub floor.
2) Wood subfloor joints must be patched to prevent telegraphing through new carpet.
3) New carpet is thinner than existing carpet and pad so taller base must be used.
4) Different height transitions must be used.