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I have seen framing installed over carpet several times. It worked well enough. In one commercial building, the landlord divided a large office space into a bunch of small offices by installing sheet metal framing and sheetrock without doing anything to the carpet. It was a commercial grade carpet with little padding and it compressed just fine when they ...


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I think the big issue is the carpet. Keeping a padding and old carpet below 2x4 isn't something I would ever suggest but the chances are no one will ever know unless they take the wall out. Now the pad and carpet could make fastening the 2x4 to the concrete. That is something to think about. The most important thing is the carpet in the rooms. It was ...


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Not only should you not nail over carpet for several reasons: As Ecnerwal said, it will look off If any water gets trapped in that carpet it will rot and stink There is an additional concern. You can't just nail down a 2x4 into concrete. Period. You need special equipment to secure a bottom plate to concrete. Typically it's done with a nailer that ...


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No, I would not recommend nailing through carpet. Whether or not you prefer to, cutting the carpet and pad and removing them (under the wall) is the only right way to do this job. Baseboards on top of carpet will look like baseboards on top of carpet. If that's not how the rest of the baseboards are done, they will indeed look "off;" especially in the ...



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