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There is a type of very strong double sided tape that you can find at a carpet supply house. However, that would be harder to remove from the floor when you decide to change the carpet (it's very very strong). If it were me, I would use a product called "spray tack" also found at carpet supply shop. Or big box stores sell a similar product by 3M, it's just ...


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We laid thin pad and carpet on a concrete floor in KY basement in 1978. No issues other than carpet style is out if date. Pulled a section for room add and no mold or problem. If dry, personal preference.


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Newer technology: (a) "Floor Comfort" with an R-4.5 rating, moisture and vapor proof and only approx. 1/8" thick, so no issue with existing doors (b) DryBarrier (with raised channels underneath for water drainage) 3/8" thick, was not able to find out R rating.


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Honestly that seems fine to me. For added peace of mind, you can spray it with bleach. If you live in a particularly dry and sunny climate, you could also leave it out in the sun on some concrete. I live in the desert and this works great; the sun dries and disinfects anything in hours. What you should be more worried about is your drywall. Poke it with ...



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