Asked by: Adriene Tsalievhome and garden interior decorating
Can you lay felt backed carpet on underlay?
Last Updated: 23rd February, 2020
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Also to know is, can you use felt backed carpet on stairs?
The problem with fitting felt backed carpet on a staircase is that the teeth or spikes of the gripper rods do not grab the felt backing of the carpet in the same way as they do with an action or hessian backed carpet. For this reason, I never fit a felt backed carpet on a staircase.
Also Know, can I use old carpet as underlay? Old carpet can be used in lieu of new underlay when budget insists. Its not a perfect option, but its a lot better than no underlay, and I've not run into troubles using it. Used carpet doesn't yield as much as underlay when stepped on, but its far better than no underlay at all.
Beside above, what is felt backed carpet?
Felt-Backed Carpets Felt back carpets can be fitted with or without carpet underlay, making it an ideal option if you are on a budget. Fitting felt back carpet is a fairly simple process and it can be placed directly on to your floor's surface - that is provided it's free from any previous fittings, fixatives or grips.
Do you have to stretch felt backed carpet?
to keep costs down you would be best fitting direct to the subfloor. You will need to stick it around the boarder with mushroom/velcro tape. And yes you need to stretch fit the carpet.