Is there a standard gap to aim for between the bottom of the skirting board
and the floor? I'm assuming there should be some kind of gap to tuck the
edge of the carpet under, but articles I've seen about fixing skirting don't
seem to mention it...
There's no gap. Where you see one, it's because the floor has dropped.
The carpet is stretched onto a gripper which is spaced just far enough
from the skirting board to tuck/wedge the carpet edge down the gap.
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I don't think there is a "standard" gap. When I recently fitted new
skirting, it touched the floorboards in some places and not i others,
due to the nature of the old floor boards. As long as its level it
Carpet doesn't get tucked under skirting, it butts up to it. The
carpet grippers are fixed parallel to the skirting on the floor,
leaving a small gap (1cm ish) then when carpet is layed it is
stretched over the grippers and down into the gap - my very basic
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