Asked on Apr 23, 2019

How do i replace carpeting?

DeeKelli L. MilliganCheryl Williamsen
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In my Arizona room, took up old carpeting (damaged by dogs) and underneath were uneven pavers.

4 answers
  • Oh my, that is rather disconcerting. Can you share a photo? Makes me wonder about the construction of the rest of the room.

    • Pam Johnston
      on Apr 24, 2019

      I'd rather not share an ugly, ugly photo, at least not until I'm ready to fix it however I do. The rest of the room is sound and solid brick walls and t1 ll siding. wood beams. It's just that it started out as a patio long long ago, hence the pavers.

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Apr 23, 2019

    And so, you want to put new carpet down?

    if so:

    1.) kill urine pathogens (dogs can smell anything) & remove/scrape old glue.

    2.) make sure the pavers aren’t moving or shifting

    3.) when clean & dry, then make sure the new carpet you’re buying is nylon, not polypropylene, not olefin. Solution dyed nylon is best and you could use an “astro turf”.

    4.) buy exterior Grade carpet glue, alot

    5.) measure twice and cut once, before you glue it down. Leave one end “long”.

    6.) start at one end and work your way towards the other that you left long.

    7.) if the space is large you’ll need help to “man handle” the carpet. It’s heavy

    • Pam Johnston
      on Apr 24, 2019

      Wow, thanks for all your effort here, but I already knew most of this. I don't want carpet in there at all. Was really asking for other ideas, painting floor, etc.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Apr 23, 2019

    You really need to fix your floor first.

  • Dee
    on Apr 24, 2019

    for those that don't know

    an Arizona room is a patio that has been covered and screened-in

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