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lynnb
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new carpet squares

Post by lynnb » Wed May 04, 2016 12:06 pm

Hi Shannon
We bought these 2foot by 2foot carpet squares. The room there going in was a hobby/craft room that has the kind of hard plastic type tiles on it , the type that snap when you try to bend them. There held down by a black adhesive. The rooms flooring is smooth except for some corner joints as you can see are cracked and lifting a bit. I started chipping and lifting up the broken corners. I'm finding the tiles them selves can be lifted with a bit of work.
Question is will the black base be ok for adhering these square carpet sections or am I better off continueing to remove the broken corners and using some type of leveler to fill the voids?
There will need to be 56 2x2 sections of square carpets put down. What would be the recommended way to install the carpet squares as well?
Thanks for the help
Lynn
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Re: new carpet squares

Post by Shannon » Wed May 04, 2016 12:40 pm

I would just patch the missing areas to get it semi smooth. Try a piece on a bad area and see how it lays ,you may not even need to patch it at all . In low travis areas you really do not need to stick it down, thats the nice part of carpet tile.If you do want to stick it down use double sided tape or an adhesive that will release so you can remove them later on.
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Re: new carpet squares

Post by lynnb » Wed May 04, 2016 12:47 pm

Thanks Shannon, quick and accurate as usual. What do you recommend for the patching to get it semi smooth? I have some plaster of paris and durabond if that would work?
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Lynn

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Re: new carpet squares

Post by Shannon » Wed May 04, 2016 4:20 pm

Which ever one is ok for floors. I'm not familiar with dura bond and I believe some plaster of Paris do not bond to concrete?
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