don’t glue your carpet down.

November 9, 2008 at 7:22 pm (domestic life, home improvement) (, )

Really, there is no reason for it.  Someday someone will want to take  it up.  and glue just makes an ugly dirty job even uglier. 

Happily, there is only carpet left under  the fridge.  We still have linoleum to cut — it goes up the cabinets in the toe space. 

Next put down the hardiebacker and then the slate ( Brazilian black slate)

My fingers hurt, under the nailbed.  This makes no sense to me.


  1. danieBOB said,

    Poor Beth!

    When we took our linoleum out the first time, we used a chisel and a mallet for 3 days- no joke! We couldn’t get it out without it. I was sore for days! Then we decided to recarpet most of the house. I had to take the peel-n-stick carpet tiles out of my room because the carpet company wouldn’t do it for us. My dad installed them, and they also required a chisel and a mallet.

    My dad passed his love for industrial strength glue on to us girls… when we installed the new linoleum flooring we used industrial glue stuff. What else were we supposed to do – the peel-n-stick didn’t stick! Either way, when we had the kitchen redone last year, the contractor couldn’t get our linoleum up with his special tools. I got a really dirty look when I suggested a chisel and mallet. He decided it would be easier to “relevel” our floor.

  2. egb63 said,

    People like you… 🙂

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