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    Default Lino over carpet - temporary art room

    Can anyone set me straight on this? Is it possible to lay cheapass linoleum over carpet in a temporary manner? We have a spare bedroom that is now used only for arts and crafts. Could I lay some cheapass lino over the carpet for a few years as a kind of drop cloth? I have furniture around the outside of the room already, so that might hold it down and prevent it curling too much. Maybe.

    Is that genius or stupid?
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    I half wonder if you could even go cheaper than that, maybe one of those roll out garage floors?
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    Not to sound like an Engineer, but "differential settlement, Yo!"

    I can't picture this being feasible unless you put sheets of OSB on the carpet, first - then lino.

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    Just roll out some murder plastic wrap and you're good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    I half wonder if you could even go cheaper than that, maybe one of those roll out garage floors?
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    I would drop down sheets of 3/8" plywood to cover the area, then whatever you want overtop. Those linoleum tile things are pretty cheap, very easy to DIY and can be had in a variety of colors/patterns. Depending on the size of the room, should be easily <$500.

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    Anything direct over carpet will be unstable when walking near an easle, etc plywood over carpet would be more stable but not great. Both still run the risk of something spilling and seeping along the edge and staining the carpet.

    I would honestly just cut the carpet out, roll it up and save it for reinstallation. Even if it doesn't go back down properly, carpet replacement (or hardwood) for a single bedroom is cheap.

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    It's actually very easy to pull up the carpet and keep it for later - you can do this in a matter of minutes. You'll have to pull up the tack strips but those things are super cheap.

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    I mean, the carpet is currently thrashed anyway. Maybe cut it out and do shitty lino install then recarpet entire top floor when we want sell the place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I mean, the carpet is currently thrashed anyway. Maybe cut it out and do shitty lino install then recarpet entire top floor when we want sell the place?
    Might as well, carpet, even good carpet is not expensive. Just don't do stairs.

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    Actually that's true, pulling carpet up is simple and probably the best idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I mean, the carpet is currently thrashed anyway. Maybe cut it out and do shitty lino install then recarpet entire top floor when we want sell the place?
    Yes. It will look better to a potential buyer too. Nice fluffy new carpet.

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    The people who had this house built splurged on a few things, but not this carpet. And my kids have not been kind to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    The people who had this house built splurged on a few things, but not this carpet. And my kids have not been kind to it.
    All carpet was crap until SmartStrand came out. That shit is the bomb.

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    if the carpet is crap anyway why not just leave it in? let the kids trash it and replace it when needed.
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    ES is clearly planning on running a Soup Kitchen in this room. Carpet is no bueno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    ES is clearly planning on running a Soup Kitchen in this room. Carpet is no bueno.
    You will be invited bro, don't worry.

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    Frankly, I'm less worried about the carpet getting trashed, and more want something I can clean. Paint spills on carpet are a nightmare, and can easily turn into tracking paint around the rest of the goddamnned house. Whereas lino, you can wipe it up "good enough" in five minutes.
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    art, huh?

    sure.

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    y'all need jesus.
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    Jesus getting his freak on in that room too?

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