Reusing High Quality Carpet and Padding

We pulled out our carpet and carpet pad, but don't wish to take it to the land fill. We are thinking about using it for insulation, but the weight of it will depress the existing attic insulation causing it to not perform. Perhaps we can nail layers on the wall to provide sound insulation. but then we have to drywall it over.

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Any better ideas of make second life out of old carpet and carpet pad?

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March 29, 20130 found this helpful

Cut the carpet into blocks and use for mud-rugs outside the doors. Use the carpet blocks for lying on the ground to work under the car, or knee padding for yard work. Use old carpets to cover driveway mud :)

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March 29, 20130 found this helpful

I actually hang rugs on the walls on purpose as both a sort of wall art, insulation and sound muffling. You could make a large frame for some of it. Or have it bound off into wall size pieces. Or hang some and pin things to it like pretty dried branches or leaves or other natural things. Or cover a whole wall and then hang pictures on the carpeting wherever you normall would.

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April 1, 20130 found this helpful

Regift it through Habitat shops or ad on radio. My parents loved it when friends got new carpet. They would buy it for their farm house. Since you can imagine the feet on a farm, they would not put new in.

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To do with it as you suggest, might result in a some fire hazard, or health hazard. If you could get it outside and steam clean it, hang it on the line to dry, and let the sun help.

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