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Old March 14, 2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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Good morning all. I was wonder the pros and cons of laying kangaback carpet in a basement. The reason I was looking at kangaback is that I can install it myself. Is it good or junk in terms of comfort, durability, warmth? Thanks

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Old March 14, 2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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Kanga back is two out of three on your list of qualifications,. Its warm, and comfy too. Durability is where it may let you down. The main ingredient in kanga is air. There isn't a lot of other material density to it. The carpet will act as a big sponge if you ever get any moisture in the basement. For a DRY, LOW TRAFFIC area, it may work, just not for a very long time. (2-5 yrs.)

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Old March 14, 2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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It tears easily too, if you slide anything on it.

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Old March 14, 2011, 02:36 PM   #4
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If it is to be glued down you want the glue to be almost dry before putting it in the glue. Otherwise you just wick the glue off the floor and will get bubble where you have walked on it. I would suggest just loose lay it or double face tape it. Big X across the room.

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Old March 14, 2011, 11:28 PM   #5
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Of course loose laying and/or using double faced tape results in wrinkling issues in any traffic areas.

Just say no to kangabacks.

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Old March 15, 2011, 09:58 PM   #6
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They still sell this stuff?

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Old March 15, 2011, 11:03 PM   #7
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An issue that we had with it was the pad was different thicknesses. When putting a seam together it would be higher on one side than the other because of it.

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Old March 16, 2011, 05:52 AM   #8
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They still sell this stuff?

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I think it is exclusive to Lowes. KW we always had to build up the low edge with masking tape. Thats a leftover from the days of rubberback. It was that way also.

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Old March 16, 2011, 10:57 AM   #9
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I think it is exclusive to Lowes. KW we always had to build up the low edge with masking tape. Thats a leftover from the days of rubberback. It was that way also.

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Menards handle a few.

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Old March 16, 2011, 08:32 PM   #10
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Yeah, Lowe's does handle it, now that you mention it. I've told people we don't carry that after many years of bad experiences. Truth. They should have let that sleeping puppy lie, rather than bringing it back. Just like we stopped handling peel-and-stick vinyl tiles.

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I got sent out on a seam complaint on Kangaback once, the "installer" had used a seaming iron on the seams. "Priceless."

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I got sent out on a seam complaint on Kangaback once, the "installer" had used a seaming iron on the seams. "Priceless."
That belongs on the "dumbes things I ever did" thread!

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I got sent out on a seam complaint on Kangaback once, the "installer" had used a seaming iron on the seams. "Priceless."
I don't recall ever doing it, but was told by...I don't know who after all these years, that one could carefully peel kanga backing away and run hot melt tape directly to the primary. Not saying... I'm just relatin'

I bought a small package of kanga back rems last summer, for the cheap or DIY crowd. Gonna have to cut the price as they just set there.

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I don't recall ever doing it, but was told by...I don't know who after all these years, that one could carefully peel kanga backing away and run hot melt tape directly to the primary. Not saying... I'm just relatin'

I bought a small package of kanga back rems last summer, for the cheap or DIY crowd. Gonna have to cut the price as they just set there.
Ya it can be done. It can be done on enhancer back too. Just don't ask how I know

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You would need to put something under the seam or it would be thinner there and would look like a valley.

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