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Fitting a carpet on existing carpet
Can I leave my existing carpet down and fit another one on top
7 Answers from MyBuilder Carpet & Lino Fitters
not a good idea better a good underlay
Answered 22nd Feb 2015
No definitely not a good idea.
Answered 30th Mar 2016
Bristol • Member since 15 Jan 2015 • 3 jobs, 100% positive feedback
agree with the above ...never a good idea
Answered 3rd Mar 2015
Never a good idea fitting a carpet over anything than underlay,and straight to the wood or concrete if it's felt back
Answered 31st Jan 2017
You have to remove yours existing carpet and fit a new one on top underlay.
Answered 4th Jan 2018
No this is not a good idea you need to remove the old carpet and fit a new carpet on underlay and gripper or if you want to get the cost down then you can just buy a felt back carpet which is designed to go straight to the floor.
Answered 29th Jan 2018
No this is not a good idea you need to remove the old carpet and fit a new carpet on underlay and gripper or if you want to get the cost down then you can just buy a felt back carpet which is designed to go straight to the floor. You will also harber dust mites maybe other stuff in old carpet so best to get rid of old carpet
Answered 22nd Nov 2018
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