The carpet fitter is coming tomorrow, and before that I need to fit the
above that I just bought.
As I have never done it before my questions are:
- How far from the skirting should the wooden gripper rods be fitted? The
new carpet goes in two rooms - one with "normal" skirting and the other with
skirting that was fixed around 3/4" above the floor (not sure why, was there
when I got it), so I fixed a quarter round/circle bidding to the bottom of
it to cover the void. Should the rooms be treated differently as a result -
i.e. should I fit the grippers further or closer to the skirting?
- Can I assume that once the gripper rods are in place I simply unroll the
underlay in the space in the middle, butting it against the rods? Also,
stupid question, I know, but which side goes up? The underlay I use is
similar to this one Does the underlay need to be fixed to the wooed floor once laid? i.e.
carpet tacks, etc.
Many thanks in advance.
PS: the carpet is a cheapish felt back one if that makes a difference.
- posted 14 years ago