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    hey. anyone know how you go about measuring a carpet for the stairs?

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    In all honesty....get a 'man' in to do it.You shouldn't have any problem with getting someone to measure up for free.

    Apart from that,i'm not much help,sorry

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    muckypup

    In all honesty....get a 'man' in to do it.You shouldn't have any problem … In all honesty....get a 'man' in to do it.You shouldn't have any problem with getting someone to measure up for free.Apart from that,i'm not much help,sorry




    oh right, thanks. but will he not expect me to pay him to lay it? lol

    dunno

    oh right, thanks. but will he not expect me to pay him to lay it? lol



    I am crap at DIY but if you still have your old carpet down and are definitely getting a new one, why not pull the old one up and measure that?

    Bingo there is your answer. If you do not have an old one in place that is a nice fit then discard this mumbo jumbo that I am talking about.

    Get Carpet Right or Allied Carpet round to measure up. I did this in our old house a couple of years ago.

    Went in to look at carpet at Carpet Right, so had a rough idea of what I wanted, phoned them up and booked a appointment, lady came round did all the measurements which I wrote down and then I haggled on price and delivery. Saved a small fortune :thumbsup:

    dunno

    oh right, thanks. but will he not expect me to pay him to lay it? lol


    Are you going to fit it yourself?

    You could,maybe,go to one of the well known stores and and get a free estimate then not go ahead with the order,so to speak.That is what i was getting at...'tis late/early so probably not explained myself well;-)

    Imo small independent retailers are usually the best for prices if you are wanting it to be supplied and fitted,Allied etc charge silly money for gripper rods and stuff!!

    Original Poster

    ok thank you for the advice muckypup,beerman and lawe - reppy coming lol.
    i will get someone to measure it, otherwise i will end up with 2 miles of carpet lol.

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    Where are you?

    Remember each step is laid seperately, so measure up the step and then across. But ALWAYS leave some extra.

    You also have to have underlay on stairs.

    when i asked a carpet right once i was told a system the use for measuring stairs, give them a call, if you tell them your going to buy from them they should explain how to do it

    When we ordered the carpet for the hall, stairs and landing we just had to measure the width and length of hall and landing (at widest point, didnt have to measure where the width changed) and tell them the amount of stairs we had (and whether it was straight up or turned)

    They were able to tell us how much we needed from that
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