Carpet may not be hard enough to put vinyl flooring directly on it, but it may work to put down some OSB (oriented strand board) sheets down on top of the carpeted floor and then paste the vinyl flooring on that. In the future, if the room is used for other purposes, they would still have the carpet in new condition under this floor. The other option is to pull the carpet out.
I recently purchased a rubber squeegee that is sold for garage floors. If you have a smooth floor, it works great to push watery clay to a floor drain or to a central spot where it can be taken up with a wet dry vac. The floor is essentially dry and clean after the squeegee passes over a messy area that has been flooded and soaked with water from a pail or hose.
>on 11/22/05 2:26 PM, Sidnie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> Ask if you can pull up the carpet--plywood subfloors would be fine but carpet
>> is awful.
>>> This will be my first year also...and the room I will be using has believe
>>> it or not indoor/outdoor carpeting. It is a modular unit separate
>I have so requested...and forward Marvin Bartel 's post to me...I will
>either pull it up or lay down a sheet of linoleum or its modern equivalent.
>thanks for the thoughts and advice Kristina