06:14AM | 07/22/03
Looking for some info on from some of you who may have carpeted a wall successfully... Not a common project apparently since there is very little info on the net.

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!!



03:09PM | 07/22/03
Member Since: 09/01/00
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By stapling the top of the rug you will eliminate your worst enemy (gravity).Your next problem is getting a good bond between the drywall and carpet.I don't have any brand names of mastic, but look for something with a fairly quick setting time.Good luck with the project!


03:35AM | 07/26/04
Member Since: 07/25/04
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Like Dan, I'm also looking to hang carpet on my walls (only for a home based music teaching studio).

A friend of mine encouraged me to afix wood slats along the wall and then adhere the carpet to them using screws and washers (can you really trust stapling for this type of job?). I'm unsure as to what this does for me versus just fastening the carpet directly to the drywall.

I was planning on getting the carpet up this week, so if anyone is in the know, please advise.


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