Which pad to use?

Discussion in 'Carpet Q&A' started by jakeosmom, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    And every staple is breaking that moisture barrier. What happens to the pad when the stretcher head goes down on it? Does it just glide across the top or does it cut the padding, allowing moisture down through the pad? Are there specific installation instructions for pet pad?
  2. Majwoody

    Majwoody Pro Member

    Tape the seams and glue it in. We used to do alot of the solid foam with the barrier on both sides. Made the mistake of using pad tape instead of duct tape. Customer called a week later asking why her living room floor was clicking. Tape was too rigid. That was real nice pad but I would never pay what they were getting for it. Every job this week had 7/16 8lb with moisture guard. It's nice to see people invest in a good pad.
  3. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    So you glued the pad down on wood?
  4. Majwoody

    Majwoody Pro Member

    I didn't say that's what I do. That just takes care of the staples if they are that big of an issue. I would tape the seams and staple the perimiter. The pad we were using actually said not to use pad cement at all so we would pad tape it to the strip on concrete or even over wood if the customer was really conserned.
  5. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    I have only done a few jobs with the pet pad that's why I asked. The saleswoman in the store did not have any info on the pet pad as far as installation instructions. I stapled the perimeter and taped the seams also.
  6. Jeff Needham

    Jeff Needham Pro Member

    Stullis, what marketing are you refering to?
    You're right. Most people won't hire a pro to extract this. But few bother to figure out the right procedure and products before they actually do it. Maybe blot; maybe not. rub,don't rub? then what? dish soap? laundry detergent? amonia? vinegar? Just water? Or a series of these, but in what order? I'm guessing slosh it on, rub it around(spreading the spotting agent out). Or they use a hand held or a vacuum sized home cleaner, which they over use, wetting the carpet backing and leaving way to much water and soap behind. And they don't blot first, cause they don't want to touch the pee, and so the urine is diluted and spread around. And, the dog pees in ALMOST the same place a week later, and the same method is used making it bigger again, and ultimately, one 2" pee spot is a 2 foot wide spot of several wetting accidents, diluted, full of soap, or spot removers and deodorants and the backing smells, is limp, delaminating, maybe moldy, and disgusting to handle. I've seen it too many times and so have you, or else you need to tell us how you're able to avoid pulling up carpet that's been peed on and overcleaned, cause we all want to avoid it too!:eh:
  7. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Thanks for reminding me I knew that in fact have a copy. I'm so used referring to the OLD 104/105 I slipped up. Thanks for keeping me straight.:yesss:


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