Question by  Simsim (69)

Can you lay carpet over carpet?


Answer by  Anonymous

If the original carpet is short pile and was glued down and you are completely sure is clean, you should be able to use it as an inexpensive pad.


Answer by  Maureen (60)

It would always be far better to remove old carpet before installing your new carpet. The old carpet would contain dirt and harbor odors that would reduce the life of the new carpet.

Reply by onecrore (196):
When you have your carpets cleaned, you can really see how filthy they are - i never cease to be amazed at how much dirt a carpet can hold... I agree, remove the old carpet instead of trapping all of that grime below a new carpet.  add a comment

Answer by  John (9008)

Laying carpet over carpet is a bad idea. You would be unable to use a tack strip if you do this, and it will be impossible to get the carpet flat or even.


Answer by  Amom (701)

I don't recommend it because for proper installation you would need to remove the padding and the old carpet for the best results. Plus, if the old carpet smells, mold or stains it maybe transfer to your new carpet when you install it.


Answer by  AnkurMohta (114)

You really can but shouldn't. Instead, you can lay subflooring, a thin piece of wood over the entirety of the room, carpet padding and then the carpet.


Answer by  zoltan (2)

Only someone totally bone idle or a complete idiot would even contemplate it!

posted by Anonymous
Not really ... Im in a private let and I wouldn't be allowed to remove the carpet, but could carpet over the old one and when I mover out remove the new one, there are reasons why people NEED to do things.  add a comment

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