Originally Posted by edfrank
I used contact cement on carpet on my van and it held up for years. I used DAP Weldwood Original Contact Cement, 32 oz can. I carefully followed the directions, coated both sides, waited until they got sticky and put up the carpet.
I'm sure contact cement would work fine, but be damn sure you have the carpet lined up correctly because you won't get a second chance. That stuff sticks like grim death on contact and if you're using light weight carpet you'll have to destroy the carpet to get it off again.
I like my adhesives to have a bit of open time so I can fix the inevitable mistakes.