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Carpet Fitting Question
New carpet fraying at seams and transitions
We've just had a new loop pile carpet fitted by Carpetright. Most of it looks great but in the bathroom the carpet comes down a step and then transits onto a vinyl floor. Here the carpet has just been cut off at the step bottom and has a rather fraying 'toothy' look.
I also noticed an area where the carpet has had to be cut to fit an awkward corner. Here two edges have been brought together but they haven't been bound together or sealed off and they are also beginning to look a little bit 'woolly' and frayed.
Please could you tell me if this is normal or should the carpet have been sealed somehow or (in the bathroom) fitted into a metal edging device? I found an article from the USA which states in their trade regs “Where carpet transitions to other floor coverings, the carpet edges are required to be protected or covered with appropriate transition moldings.' I'm not sure if the same applies in the UK British Standards.
Many thanks for any advice you can give.
Hi you have the right to call the fitters back as you are not happy with finished job.
Answered 14th Apr 2015
This is typical behavior of cheap burber loop pile carpet. Unfortunately having paid alot of money for the carpet doesn't always mean a good quality carpet. If you paid using a credit card I would firstly go to carpet right and demand remedial works or go to your credit card company and dispute transaction under section 75 of the consumer credit act.
Answered 22nd Jul 2016
the carpets not the best for this type of job.however a bit of folding and a few tacks would make it look better
Answered 9th Nov 2016