Just offered to fit a carpet for a friend, I've fitted in a Sq room before
and it worked out fine, but just have afew Q's:
1) Any tips about fitting on stairs,
2) He wants a doormat inset into the carpet how is this done?, the floor is
tiled so is it any different to normal flooring?
Cheers for any help
If you want to fix stair carpet invisibly, put two gripper strips in each
concave corner between the tread and the riser - one on the tread and the
other on the riser, each about 10mm from the corner, and with the spikes
pointing into the corner. Cut the carpet to the right width for the
staircase, and bash it into the corners with a blunt bolster chisel. If you
have to join it, do so in these concave corners.
No idea about the second question!
You need some form of recess as mats are rather thicker than carpets. Easy
enough with a suspended wooden floor although it involves a fair amount of
woodwork, but I'd say pretty difficult with a solid floor.
*If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
My carpet fitter asked me not to remove the existing carpet
from the stairs before he came so he could use it as a template
if he was getting short and avoid any waste. In the event, he
had enough left when he got to that part and didn't do this,
but that's one idea at least. These stairs had a winding (several
cheese wedge shared stairs) which took the staircase through
A carpet supplier will be able to supply cut doormat to exactly
the same height as the surrounding carpet and underlay, for
exactly this purpose.
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