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I wouldn't call it a "built-in" if built over carpet. What will be supporting the bottom as the carpet compresses?


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The method of cleaning will depend on what your carpet is made of. Synthetic carpet (nylon) - and wool or wool blend carpet generally require different chemicals. Wool responds well to slightly acidic condition based cleaners - a home made one being - approx 300mls (1 and a bit cups) of warm water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 1 drop of dish washing ...


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You should cut away carpet. The cabinets will last longer than the carpet and will just be a mess when it's time to install new carpet. I'd want the cabinets secured directly to the floor, not through carpet/pad. When you pull up the carpet and baseboard, you'll see the tack strip. If you are careful, you can re-use it, but it is cheap to replace. ...


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A lot of builders saved time by running plumbing in the slab instead of walls. This is all great and dandy until a plumbing line breaks, referred to a slab leak. Check to see if the water main enters the house in that area or if that area is between two areas that use water. If you think you possibly have plumbing in the area, call out plumber that can do ...


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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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If you are doing a lot of carpet/flooring work, get yourself a hooked flooring/carpet knife (any hardware store will have them). They have a large hooked blade and a good solid handle. Remember to keep body parts out of the "line of fire". #1 workplace injury: utility knife vs. body part.


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Take a 2x4 or other long straight edge, and stand on it to compress the pad and stabilize it, then use your utility knife to cut it.



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