Can I place a carpet installation over tiles?
Simply put, yes, you can install carpet over tiles. However, it is not the ideal option for a few reasons. Among other things, you?ll not only need a professional carpet installation team to oversee the process, but you?ll also need to keep in mind that doing so typically ruins the tiles. Let?s go over this question more in-depth, so you can better understand if this option is a good choice for your home renovation.?
Why add a carpet installation over tile?
There are indeed several reasons why you might want to add a carpet installation in Denton, TX over pre-existing tile flooring. Maybe your tiles are outdated or damaged, and you?d like to make the room look nicer. Or perhaps, you?d like to increase the value of your house without having to dig out the floor that?s there. If the tiles are too cold, you may want to add warmer flooring instead, such as carpet. Another reason would be if you?re a if you want to change the appearance of your home, but you?re a tenant and don?t have permission to redo the floors.??
When should I not lay down carpet?
For the most part, you can lay down carpet over any tiles, so long as the tiles themselves are stable and in good shape. If the grout lines are spaced far apart, creating an unstable structure, or if the tiles are damaged or "drummy" sounding (indicating a hollow structure), then the tiles will need to be either removed or filled in before laying down carpeting.?
Can I go back to tiles later?
Lastly, and possibly most importantly, you will not be able to go back to tile flooring if you lay down carpeting. That?s because, in the process of carpet installation, usually the perimeter tiling ends up damaged because of nails and/or glue. So, you may not be able to go back to the tiles afterward.
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