anyone need help with carpet or flooing questions ? if so im your man

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by deansimmons, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. deansimmons

    deansimmons New Member

    Another thing here is that the carpet is worn and may have flattened so replacing the carpet with new underlay will feel 1000 x better but as i said a 10mm foam pu underlay is perfect
     
  2. leanne30

    leanne30 New Member

    Thanks for the help on this. I didn't think about doors although now you have said that it's pretty obvious!

    I dont have underfloor heating, just a concrete slab that feels horrible to walk on!

    £10-£12 per sqm seems rather pricey when I think of the size of the room (joint living and dining area) but the price is the price at the end of the day. Where would I buy that kind of thickness from? Could I order it from the internet as I don't have the time to go in to carpet shops etc
     
  3. deansimmons

    deansimmons New Member

    Yes you can try going on to google and typing in carpet underley .On the list look for Tradepriced .co.uk then go to that page and look for carpet underlay then look for trade priced pu underlay they do a bag of 15 sqm for about £23-£25 +vat and there is all the details regarding thickness there look for 10mm . They only sell by the bag and one bag covers 15 sqaure meters so make sure you measure the area first and order how ever many bags required. the delivery is very quick and relatively cheap but also make sure that you have gripper rods down and there ok .It might be that the carpet feels hard because its stuck down without underlay or gripper so do check first but again you can buy all the goods from the on site

    hope that helps
     
  4. deansimmons

    deansimmons New Member

    if you unsure of how to acumalate area just measure the widest point by the longest point on each area and times the two measurements together for both then simply add the two total sizes together and thats the overall measurements
    ie; 3.45x3.15=10.9 (lounge possibly )
    and 2.65x3.25=8.6(diner ) giving a total of 19.5 sq m
    all in meters
    hope this helps
     
  5. leanne30

    leanne30 New Member

    This is very good info, thanks deansimmons! ok, I don't have carpet grippers. The carpet is litrally sat on top of the concrete floor and cut tight to the skirting board. If I stick a flat screwdriver in the corner to lift it I can then pull the sides back. They arn't stuck down at all. Do I NEED to have carpet grippers if i'm adding underlay?
     
  6. deansimmons

    deansimmons New Member

    not really you could double bond the carpet by glueing the underlay down and then glueing the carpet to the underlay but in an ideal world you should use gripper.
    To be honest by the sound of it the carpet has been down a while and if its felt or foam backed its already stuck down and probbably was a cheap one off the roll from carpetright, so to be honest i would go to you local independant retailer and replace the carpet completely .
    I know that its an added expense but trust me it will benefit you in the long run
     
  7. deansimmons

    deansimmons New Member

    If you double bond the carpet please be advised that once lifted it may not re-fit perfectly !!!
     
  8. diymostthings

    diymostthings Well-Known Member

    Hi - I haven't got a problem but would be interested in your comments. My father-in-laws carpet was recently replaced and I noticed that the edges of the carpet had been folded back on themselves before nailing. There were no gripper rods. Have you come across this? Also the stair carpet had been fitted with a big "tuck" under each riser. The fitter told my FIL that this would enable the stair carpet to be  re-positioned when the treads get worn, giving a new surface to the treads. Have you come across this also?

    Thanks forr a really informative thread!

    diymostthings
     
  9. deansimmons

    deansimmons New Member

    its not uncommon for this to be fitted like this if either no gripper or underlay was purchased or there previously but without gripper or underlay i would have used spray glue rather than turning and tacking (its mainly personal choice and turning and tacking is a little old fashioned but very good if done correctly )there is nothing wrong with the mothod used even for the stairs its a little old school as i said but not wrong . hope this helps
     
  10. deansimmons

    deansimmons New Member

    sorry its taken a while for my response but was away for christmas
     
  11. Tembo11

    Tembo11 Member

    What's the best source of domestic Vinyl floor cutting tools please?
    Is the Internet the way now or are there still any trade counters pref near Birmingham

    Thanks
     
  12. deansimmons

    deansimmons New Member

    a stanley knife is the best thing to cut vinyl flooring using a hook blade for more control as  for near birmingham .....no idea
    sorry but a pointless question if you ask me !
     
  13. Tembo11

    Tembo11 Member

    you see so many post / web s about specialist tools including the "telephone handles" that are usually on line order. I begrudge paying postage and then VAT on postage as well which was why the Birmingham trade counter aspect was included
     
  14. palavaman

    palavaman Well-Known Member

    dianasimons, i need your helep please.
    BTW, thanks for being such a helpful poster.  I used to have my questions answered by joinerjohn.  he has always been very helpful, but seeing that you are also giving him advice, i believe you are the man (or woman) to ask.
    what do i need to do if i want to
     
  15. deansimmons

    deansimmons New Member

    if you want to what ?
     

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