I just got a large swath of heavy-duty gym mats for my new home gym in the new house... they're great, really. Now, in the basement is a giant amount of well placed carpet. Its great in the TV area and stuff, but not where I'm lifting. I can (easily) tear it out. Obviously, worst idea is laying rubber mat over carpet, too squishy. My question to the guys here (who know about manly things like this) is should I remove just the carpet, or the carpet and the padding as well? (by padding, I mean that ugly yellow/speckled looking stuff under the medium-pile carpet I have)
This may seem like a no-brainer, but I know little about carpentry.
I can answer any questions about the job, btw and ty in advance