I’ve recently realised that quotes for carpeting aren’t actually that expensive so if you have a very large room or staircase, it’s much less stressful hiring someone.
But for little rooms, like a child’s bedroom, they’re a piece of cake, which saved us £30 and took half an hour to do. You can usually make a good saving a find a remnant like I did for £25 at our local carpet shop. It’s pretty decent and does the job which is to hide paw marks in our conservatory from when our dog comes in from the garden in Winter.
So I’ve put together a video guide to help you while I completed the job.
- Always Avoid creasing your carpet at all costs. Creases need muscles, good knees and a decent carpet kicker.
- Use carpet grippers and the right underlay for the job. My last carpeting video here will show you how.
- Lay your carpet down, making sure the weave is straight and not on an angle.
- Fold over the excess and carefully cut a few mls away from the wall with a sharp stanley knife. Be careful not to cut through to the carpet you’ve laid down.
- Remember, you can remove a carpet, but you can’t add to it, so cut little bits off at a time if you’re not sure.
- Using a hammer or carpet tucker, run over the carpet where the grippers are underneath so it latches on.
- Now using a carpet tucker and a hammer, tuck the carpet in to the gap between the skirting board and the carpet grippers (usually a 7mm gap) working your way all around the room until finished. Note: we didn’t have skirting boards, so added them after.
If you have any tips for others, then why not post them below to help future readers and good luck with your carpet!
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