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Interlocking Flooring Over Nasty Carpet? Yes, It’s Possible!

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At SelecTech, we’re often asked if our interlocking flooring can be installed over carpet. While there are several considerations, the short answer is yes! Ideal for many situations, installing interlocking flooring from Place ‘N Go proves to be an effective, time-saving, money-saving way to update nearly any space.

Here is a closer look.


Why install interlocking flooring over carpet?

First, let us start by looking at the why. Why would someone want to install interlocking flooring over carpet? One of the most common reasons is that the space is leased. For instance, consider a home gym. Often, this setup happens in areas with less traffic, basements or neglected spare bedrooms. However, as a less frequently traveled area, chances are, it’s less than pretty too. However, being leased, the property must be vacated in the condition in which it is entered. Thus, removing a carpet is not an option. However, interlocking flooring that is easily lifted when it’s time to move, is an option!


Of course, there are considerations.

As mentioned, there are several considerations at hand before laying down a floating floor. The first consideration is the condition of the carpet. The last thing anyone wants to do is cover a nasty carpet. Take the time to vacuum, shampoo, and disinfect the carpeted surface. This way, you have peace of mind that you are not trapping anything nasty under the new floor.

Secondly, you need to determine the type of carpet. Thicker, shaggier carpets with thick pads are more difficult to create an airlocked seam. Impossible, no – but certainly a bit more involved and tricky. Instead, thinner carpets are the ideal choice in this situation.


Let’s talk installation.

Let’s face it, who really has the time to spend hours upon hours replacing flooring? Removing carpet can be a messy job because you never know what you’re going to find lurking beneath the surface. With interlocking flooring from SelecTech, you now have simplicity and time. Place ‘N Go flooring is so easy to install, you can even do it with your two hands. Don’t believe us? Check out Tom’s video below to see for yourself!



When it comes to installing interlocking flooring over carpet, SelecTech Place ‘N Go has the designer, easy solution you need. For more information or to order your samples, please contact our experts today by calling (508) 583-3200.