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Flooring Over Carpet Guide

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Flooring over Carpet Blogs, Videos and Testimonials

Installing flooring over carpet anywhere from a home gym to a basement or living room can be a simple process when you use Greatmats products intended for that type if installation. Here we'll highlight different areas where covering existing carpet with another form of flooring is common and the types of products that will work best in those areas. This guide includes testimonials from Greatmats customers, installation and maintenance instructions, as well as options and ideas to help guide you to the right purchase.

A couple key things to remember is that the lower profile the carpet and the less padding the easier any installation will be over top of the carpeting. And while some flooring can be installed over carpeting, you may need to take extra steps to ensure it stays in place and does not damage the carpet, such as laying a layer of plywood between the carpet and finished flooring system, installing wall-to-wall or framing in the new floor. Others can simply be installed much like over any other hard floor.

WHAT flooring materials can be installed over carpet?


  • EVA Foam
  • PE Foam
  • Artificial Turf (with extra precautions)
  • Raised Laminate
  • Vinyl
  • PVC Plastic
  • Polypropylene Plastic
  • Rubber (with extra precautions)
  • etc.


WHERE would you install flooring over carpet?


  • Basements
  • Living Rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Man Caves
  • Classrooms
  • Gyms
  • Dance Studios
  • Condos
  • Apartments


WHY would you lay flooring over carpet?


  • Stability
  • Create Smoother Surface
  • Create Harder Surface
  • Increase Durability
  • Style
  • Impact Absorption
  • Slip Control
  • Fall Protection
  • Floor Protection


WHICH flooring types can be laid over carpet?


  • Floating Floors
  • Snap Together Tiles
  • Puzzle Tiles
  • Dance Floors
  • Martial Arts Mats
  • Gym Flooring
  • Permanent Floors
  • Temporary Flooring
  • Portable flooring


WHEN would you want install flooring over carpet?


  • When want a change of style
  • When you want to cover stained or torn carpet
  • When you need to add safety benefits
  • When you want change the firmness of the floor
  • When you want eliminate carpet burns
  • Springtime
  • Summertime
  • Autumn
  • Wintertime


WHO can install flooring over carpet


  • You
  • Professional installers
  • Your immediate family
  • Your extended family
  • Your friends
  • Your acquaintances
  • Your neighbors
  • Total strangers
  • Anybody!


HOW do I learn to install flooring over carpet

  • Watch our video tutorials
  • Follow installation instructions on our product pages
  • Follow directions included with products
  • Consult a professional installer
  • Speak with a Greatmats representative
  • Read installation blogs
  • Invite a friend to help
  • Just wing it
  • Stare at the flooring until it speaks to you