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carpet fitters help please

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banned7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
can i put down new underlay on stairs with a spray adhesive or is it best to nail it down, thank you x
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banned7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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staples you usually use..

Spray adhesive would be the next best option. That's how we usually fix it to concrete floors
banned#2
Jed Maxwell
staples you usually use..

Spray adhesive would be the next best option. That's how we usually fix it to concrete floors


i know the underlay down now is nailed down, but wondered if glue would be the same or if it would start moving, but thanks :thumbsup: I take it you mean like a heavy staple gun, i keep thinking sod it and leave the old down - lol
#3
can i borrow your post for carpet fitters lol can you lay carpet on laminate flooring or are you better off pulling it up please i want new carpets down for xmas and dont know if i have to take flooring up. many thanks x
banned#4
welshkaz
can i borrow your post for carpet fitters lol can you lay carpet on laminate flooring or are you better off pulling it up please i want new carpets down for xmas and dont know if i have to take flooring up. many thanks x


its not a good idea
#5
welshkaz
can i borrow your post for carpet fitters lol can you lay carpet on laminate flooring or are you better off pulling it up please i want new carpets down for xmas and dont know if i have to take flooring up. many thanks x


You can put it on laminate but you might need to take some off the bottom of your doors as with the u/lay and carpet it will raise the floor up quite a bit.. Laminate doesnt take long to rip up anyway..
#6
sassie
i know the underlay down now is nailed down, but wondered if glue would be the same or if it would start moving, but thanks :thumbsup: I take it you mean like a heavy staple gun, i keep thinking sod it and leave the old down - lol


Yea a heavyish staple gun.. you can buy them for about £16 I think.. Might even be cheaper as I think the spray is around £5 a can to buy... Unless you already have some. Ive fitted on concrete steps before and we have no choice but to spray the underlay down and its always been ok. make sure you put plenty on.. lol
banned#7
Jed Maxwell
Yea a heavyish staple gun.. you can buy them for about £16 I think.. Might even be cheaper as I think the spray is around £5 a can to buy... Unless you already have some. Ive fitted on concrete steps before and we have no choice but to spray the underlay down and its always been ok. make sure you put plenty on.. lol


so in your eyes, stapling is better than adhesive, but adhesive ok if you cant get a stapler, will ask around to see if anyone has one, thanks
#8
sassie
so in your eyes, stapling is better than adhesive, but adhesive ok if you cant get a stapler, will ask around to see if anyone has one, thanks


Yep.. thats basically it. I know one fitter who is too stingy to buy staples for his stapler so he always uses the companys spray... lol..
banned#9
Jed Maxwell
Yep.. thats basically it. I know one fitter who is too stingy to buy staples for his stapler so he always uses the companys spray... lol..


thanks for all your help, could i be cheeky and ask one last question please, is it easy to cut and would an ordinary stanley knife be ok? I cant afford to buy from shop and pay for laying so getting off line and doing myself :oops:
#10
sassie
thanks for all your help, could i be cheeky and ask one last question please, is it easy to cut and would an ordinary stanley knife be ok? I cant afford to buy from shop and pay for laying so getting off line and doing myself :oops:


I do the same Sassie, I get the rolls that are outside the carpet shops alreay cut lol! :oops:
#11
sassie
thanks for all your help, could i be cheeky and ask one last question please, is it easy to cut and would an ordinary stanley knife be ok? I cant afford to buy from shop and pay for laying so getting off line and doing myself :oops:


yea an ordinary knife is fine with sharp blade. Cut the underlay an eighth of an inch short on each of the sides all the way down... Then cut the carpet an eighth of an inch too big. Roll the edges on the width so the baking breaks and you'll find it'll sits nicely in the gap where you cut the u/lay short (as rarely are the stairs all exactly the same width all the way down. It easier to cut from the back usually. Be careful doing it on carpet/wood floor as its easy to go though and cut both by mistake.
banned#12
Jed Maxwell
yea an ordinary knife is fine with sharp blade. Cut the underlay an eighth of an inch short on each of the sides all the way down... Then cut the carpet an eighth of an inch too big. Roll the edges on the width so the baking breaks and you'll find it'll sits nicely in the gap where you cut the u/lay short (as rarely are the stairs all exactly the same width all the way down. It easier to cut from the back usually. Be careful doing it on carpet/wood floor as its easy to go though and cut both by mistake.


OMG i aint fitting the carpet, just the underlay :w00t:
#13
sassie
OMG i aint fitting the carpet, just the underlay :w00t:


lmao.. ok sorry..

do you already have the u/ay?? As we dont get paid for fitting u/lay.. Just the carpet. So no matter if we have to put u/lay down or not we still get paid the same. I don't know if its the same where you are.
banned#14
Jed Maxwell
lmao.. ok sorry..

do you already have the u/ay?? As we dont get paid for fitting u/lay.. Just the carpet. So no matter if we have to put u/lay down or not we still get paid the same. I don't know if its the same where you are.


no my friend purchased underlay online with the intention of laying it themselves and never, when carpet fitter came to fit carpet they charged also to lay underlay
#15
sassie
no my friend purchased underlay online with the intention of laying it themselves and never, when carpet fitter came to fit carpet they charged also to lay underlay


ah ok.. fair enough..no worries.
banned#16
Jed Maxwell
ah ok.. fair enough..no worries.


well will give it a go, if i balls it up then i balls it up, but there underlay is double the price of online :oops:

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