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eric_houston

02:58PM | 02/04/03
Member Since: 01/11/03
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I have a finished basement with drywall and carpet, I want to build a walk in closet at one end of the room. I would like to hear different views on on the 2 choices I have to make.
1. I can cut the carpet out where the 4 walls will be so that the soleplate will be in contact with the concrete floor
or
2. Lay the soleplate over the carpet so that if the closet is ever taken apart the carpet would still be whole.

I would perfer to not cut the carpet out, please tell me the pro's and con's
or is the only proper way cutting out carpet?

rpxlpx

05:18AM | 02/05/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
I would leave the carpet in place. Why not have a carpeted walk-in closet?

Piffin

04:58PM | 02/05/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
It COULD be done either way but usually the walls will remain longer than the carpet will. They will be more stable without the carpet and if you ever have leaks ore spills that require the carpet to be replaced, (not uncommon in basements) you will be left with a band of carpet under the walls, possibly molding and steadily releasing odors.
If it were me, I would cut the carpet. But then you have to remember to replace tack strips along the cut edges to keep it in place. That is unless it is a sible lay glue down.

Altereagle

04:50PM | 02/06/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
Layout & cut your plates, cut a single line down the carpet so you can pull it back to get the 2x4 in. Shoot in the treated plate then cut the carpet to the sides & ends... hey the best of both worlds.

nycbrycco

12:54PM | 02/07/03
Member Since: 02/02/03
14 lifetime posts
you could also cut straight in one line peel back,fold up onto wall amd conceal carpet bent up with molding.
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