Removing Carpet from an Existing Concrete Floor
Is it possible to remove worn carpeting from a concrete subfloor and then apply a decorative treatment or overlay? You bet, says Harris, but it can be a major undertaking and may require hiring a professional. Here, he discusses some of the challenges, such as disposing of the carpet in a responsible manner and removing any adhesives used to glue down the carpet, which may require the use of harsh chemical strippers. Once the carpeting is removed, you may find tack-strip holes or cracks in the existing floor that will require patching.
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