Laying carpet over hardwood floor
I have old hardwood flooring that has a million tiny nails that like to work their way up and snag our feet. It also is breaking, chipping, seperating and seams to be pulling up away from the subfloor in some places. We are going to have carpet laid.
I am worried if we lay carpet over it that the nails will work their way up or the wood will continue to rise and cause even more terrible creaking than there already is.
So my question is: Do we need to pull up all the hardwood or can we just lay the carpet over it?
Any answers you can provide, I'd appreciate. My 7 month old is on the verge of crawling and we must get carpet soon!