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Old 08-17-2004, 05:15 AM
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rip up carpet

We have a narrow space between 2 walls in the living room. We just ordered a bulit-in-type cabinet that will fit in there exactly. Now we're not sure if we should put the cabinet on top of the carpet? Or cut out the carpet in that spot and put it on the bare floor?
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Old 08-20-2004, 05:17 PM
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Regarding leaving the carpet on the place where the built-in cabinent will be: I say cut it out if you are sure that it will be permanent ;or, if you might someday replace the carpet, it might be easier to not have to cut along the cabinent to install new carpet. Another thng to consider is that if it is heavy, it might sit better on the wood floor. then use a carpet tack board to butt it up to the cabinent. I guess that it is a personal opinion.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:14 AM
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I think you're right about ripping it up. Now, I've just got to convince DH.
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:05 AM
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Oh Please cut carpet away before installing! My MIL had what I'm sure was in style carpet in our dining room and then build custom trophy case on top of it and short of tearing apart maple custom cabinet I have to see her carpet at the bottom edge ea day and let's just say it's not in style now! Things evolve and I doubt you ll regret tearing it out 1st.
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