Fresh carpet installation in a Portland, OR home

Can carpet be installed over concrete?

Carpet flooring
can be installed on a concrete subfloor, whether that slab is located on or below ground level in the home or outdoors. As long as the right fiber is chosen for the location, and the flooring is installed correctly, the lifespan for high-quality products is long. Regardless of where you are installing carpet, you can find a brand that suits your needs at Marion's Carpet & Flooring Warehouses in Oregon. We have a showroom in Wilsonville and Portland.

Outdoor carpet options

Outdoor carpet must be able to stand up to temperature fluctuations as well as inclement weather. Special outdoor carpet is fastened to concrete with adhesives designed for this application. The slab must be level, so the carpet completely adheres to the surface. Therefore, installers need to repair spalling and chipping concrete before carpet installation.

Below ground carpet installation

Carpet that is installed in a basement must be able to adapt to its surroundings. This means the fiber must tolerate moisture. A polypropylene, or olefin, carpet flooring with a low loop pile is a durable style that is appropriate for this space. Installers will place a vapor barrier on top of the cement slab to keep the flooring dry. Thus, there are no problems with mold and mildew.

Ground-level carpet installation

When installing carpet flooring in a ground-level room, it's essential that the carpet backing does not rub against the concrete when it is walked on. The carpet can be glued down. Or padding can be installed beneath it. This padding absorbs the impact of foot traffic, and without it, the carpet's lifespan is shorter.

Marion's Carpet & Flooring Warehouses
has a team of experienced installers who can install carpet on any concrete surface. We have been serving Portland, Oregon, and surrounding communities for over 55 years. Some of these communities are Wilsonville, Beaverton, Vancouver, and Lake Oswego. We offer a low price guarantee. For personalized service, give us a call to schedule an in-store appointment.