My wife and I have always liked the wall-carpet look of our local home theater, and as we're building a theater room in the basement, we're trying to replicate the look. My questions are thus:
We've picked out a fairly light indoor/outdoor carpet. How should I be looking to affix this to the walls? (unfinished drywall) There is indoor/outdoor carpet adhesive available, but it seems to be mostly made to adhere to concrete or wood. I was thinking Cove Base adhesive would work, as it's basically meant to bond carpet backing to drywall or plaster, but will that hold an entire carpet in place on a wall? (7 foot walls, 12 foot length)
I was planning on wrapping the carpet over the top of the wall frame, stapling into place, then adhering the carpet to the wall & smoothing out. What's the best way to smooth out the carpet on the wall? I was thinking of running a cut 2 x 4 over the wall working downward -- sufficient?
This is all new ground.... thanks for any and all replies!!