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Old 12-12-2010, 08:30 PM   #1
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Cool This very well could be a stupid question but I got to ask it.

We are looking at moving into a new space. The one we are currently interested in has industrial carpet in it. Since I cant remove the carpet, would it be fine to just lay the stall mats on top of it. My other concern is that it could be too soft. Like I said before the carpet really has no pad on it and if it does... it is very thin. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:37 PM   #2
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We are looking at moving into a new space. The one we are currently interested in has industrial carpet in it. Since I cant remove the carpet, would it be fine to just lay the stall mats on top of it. My other concern is that it could be too soft. Like I said before the carpet really has no pad on it and if it does... it is very thin. Any thoughts appreciated.
Why can't you remove it? Glued down? Soak it with water and scrape it off.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:42 PM   #3
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Re: This very well could be a stupid question but I got to ask it.

The owner doesn't want the carpet taken out.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:43 PM   #4
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Re: This very well could be a stupid question but I got to ask it.

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Glued down? Soak it with water and scrape it off.
Does that really make a huge difference when you do it? Cause I got this carpet I'm trying to scrape up right now...
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:52 PM   #5
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Re: This very well could be a stupid question but I got to ask it.

I'd just throw the mats over it. Try it - if it feels too squishy, throw a layer of plywood down first.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:25 PM   #6
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Re: This very well could be a stupid question but I got to ask it.

It should be fine. The only concern might be squats, deads, and Oly lifts. If it's too squishy, build platforms.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:59 AM   #7
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... If it's too squishy, build platforms.
I put down a platform in a gym where I have plush carpet and it seems to be doing the trick. I also have a gym with concrete flooring and I can not tell the difference between the two for squats, deadlifts and presses.

For the poster who asked about removing glued-down carpet ... you may want to invest in something like this http://www.dremel.com/en-us/projects...eo.aspx?vid=53 (WFS). Bosch, Fein and I believe Rigid make these tools as well (Fein may be the best and most expensive) http://boschtools.com/Products/Tools...aspx?catid=621 http://www.fein.de/fein-multimaster/us/en/main/ (WFS)

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:28 AM   #8
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I'd just throw the mats over it. Try it - if it feels too squishy, throw a layer of plywood down first.
I think this.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:36 PM   #9
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Stall mats on carpet tend to slide. Are you matting the whole floor? If so, then no problem. If so, try using 3/4 in pine strip to anchor your mats in place around the edges.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:13 PM   #10
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Re: This very well could be a stupid question but I got to ask it.

Plywood works wonders. Just make sure to offset the seams.
You may be able to drive some anchors into the concrete, thru the carpet. When you remove the carpet will probably not show.
If not, I think offset seams for the plywood will be enough after the mats go down.

But like John said, depending on the amount of floor space, your best option may be just throwing down mats and building platforms for the heavy lifts.
I know I like a bit softer surface for burpees.
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