Hideous Carpet 101: Be Orange & Musty / (CKCB FM) The Peak August 08, 2016 12:00 am My husband decided that our basement carpet smelled a little musty. The grey burbur carpet was maybe 10 years old. I said…yeah go for it hunny, rip up that carpet! So he did…and what he found was just hideous. via GIPHY Once we uncovered what was underneath we were pretty shocked. The previous home owners just put down the new carpet over to the ORIGINAL 1974 CARPET. via GIPHY Needless to say we weren’t impressed when we saw THIS!!! I know that this was the style in 1974…but why did it have to stay?!