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- Ymorganllety 31st Dec, 2011 Carpet Fitting
We currently have laminate wood flooring in our living room.
We have recently bought a carpet and would like to have it fitted on top.
My questions are:
One: Can a carpet be fitted on top of laminate wood flooring without causing any damage?
And two: We have two large sofas’ that cannot come out of the room. Will anyone fit a carpet with this problem?
- Ylol8704 18th Jul, 2011 Carpet Fitting
- Yworker_61 6th Apr, 2012 Carpet Fitting
We have just finished painting and are looking to get 3 bedrooms +landing/stairs and sitting room carpeted ASAP all with the same stuff.
Aware that some suppliers can be expensive on various different parts of the process so we are proposing to do the following :
- Buy our Carpet supply-only from Carpetright (have already chosen 100% wool @ around £15/sqm)
- Buy underlay/grippers etc. online direct - have done this before for previous flat
- Post a job up here for someone to come and fit the carpet
Anyway would appreciate any feedback on concerns about the quality of the Carpet from carpetright as opposed to other online or local providers. Prepared to pay for quality if needed as don't want to be doing this again in 6 months, but want to do this as sensibly as possible...
thanks in advance,
NB Actual carpet we have chosen is here : Berber Delux Fawn Cobble:
- Ybillex 8th Aug, 2011 Carpet Fitting
getting a new felt backed stair carpet fitted and need to get grippers. do i need to get ones especially for a felt backed carpet? or will cheaper ordinary ones do?
- Ycarol_599 5th Jan, 2013 Carpet Fitting
I seem to remember being told how to avoid ending up with that little dust collector channel when a carpet has been laid. I mean that little gap between where the gripper isn't flush to the skirting and the carpet is tucked under it. I can't remember what it was...did I dream it??
- Yrosie66 29th Jun, 2012 Carpet Fitting
Landing carpet needs to be fitted to oak staircase but floor level on landing and finished staircase level are same Level ?? Don't won't to wrap carpet over top step or have a threshold bar ?? Underlay and carpet is approx 16 mm.On top of landing floor level. Can you help ?
- Ylisagalvin 24th Jun, 2012 Carpet Fitting
I was trying to figure out how much carpet/vinyl I would need to have my whole house redone. I did the following calcs which I would be grateful if an expert fitter could advise on. All the carpet will be the same to make things easier.
The parts I am unsure on is the stairs and lounge, where the width of the carpet (4m wide) is smaller than the length needed.
Any help will be gratefully received.
Lounge - could the carpet be stretched 0.06m?
5.1m X 4.06 = 20.69 sqm
4m x 5.25m = 21sqm
3.72m X 3.27m = 12.15 sqm
4m X 3.5m = 14 sqm
3.28m x 2.79m = 9.12 sqm
4m X 3m = 12 sqm
3.16m X 2.0m = 6.32m
4m X 2.25m = 9sqm
2.32m X 2.27m = 5.24sqm
1.05m X 2.35sqm = 2.46sqm
Upstairs & Downstairs Combined Carpet
4m X 5m = 20sqm
Stairs - (11 steps, fall = 0.24m, tread = 0.22m, width = 0.8m)
5.06m X 0.8m = 4.05sqm
4m X 2m = 8sqm
3.98m X 2.10m = 8.36sqm
4m x 2.25m = 9sqm
1.15m X 1.46m = 1.68sqm
1.75m X 0.76m = 1.32sqm
Vinyl Flooring For Bathroom & Kitchen
3m X 2.5m = 7.5sqm
- Ymspk 13th Jun, 2012 Carpet Fitting
- Yannacabanna2004 17th Nov, 2011 Carpet Fitting
I employed a carpet fitter to refit some carpet after we had work done in our house. He accidentally put a nail through into a water pipe whilst nailing some new gripper strips to the floor. The tradesman (and us!) didn't know that the pipes were there although it did indicate on the floorboards there were pipes ( he didnt look under the hardboard). He initially told us the leak was already there - water pouring into the kitchen at this point. Did eventually admit responsibility but then blamed us for "dodgy pipes". He tried to walk out but my husband made him stay to locate the leak. We had to organise the plumber to fix the pipe. He now claims the person who put the hardboard down is responsible for the plumbing bill. My question is this - who is responsible and what should happen in this situation? What would other carpet fitters do? Thanks. No additional damage as we turned off water. Just £104 plumber costs.
- Ysjb1111 25th Mar, 2013 Carpet Fitting
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