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We want to install commercial carpet in a basement that currently has damaged linoleum/vinyl tiles over concrete. Can we use carpet tape around the parameter or do we need to install tack strips? We plan to install padding underneath the carpet.

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    Are there ABSOLUTELY NO Moisture issues in this basement? If the current damage is water damage, adding carpet without first TOTALLY SOLVING any moisture issue is just making a mold and mildew factory. – Ecnerwal Mar 25 '15 at 2:51
  • Neither, don't put carpet in rentals. – Mazura Mar 25 '15 at 4:38
  • There is no moisture in the basement, and this carpet is a commercial-grade roll that we already own and want to use up (not something we would otherwise use). When it becomes damaged we will replace it with something else. We have since decided that using carpet strips is the way to go since we will be putting a pad underneath, which might cause slippage to the carpet if using tape only. – RET Mar 26 '15 at 16:34

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