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    Skirting board covers

    Carpenters

    Are skirting board covers fitted before or after carpet

    Asked by Helen on 5th Jan 2022
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    JNW joinery

    "Skirting boards are fitted before the carpet is laid"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Alexandru

    "They can be fitted even before the carpet goes down or after, either way depending on how the carpet man can do his job more easily and if will be after me I prefer to fit them after the carpet so that the edging of the carpet will be covered nicely"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Via Project 1 Ltd t/a one 9 scaffolding & Roofing

    "Before carpets are fitted, they are there to have a decorative finish between the walls and floor finish. The carpet grippers that hold the carpets in place are fixed to the floors next to the edge of the skirting boards."

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Perfect Construction

    "If carpet goes underneath the skirting then it might be a struggle, more time consuming and cost more if you need to get underneath the floorboards, for every reason. The carpet looks much neater and tidy up to the skirting instead of underneath the skirtings, on the other hand, wooden floors look much better underneath the skirtings!"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Geoff smith

    "Skirting board is normally fitted prior to the carpet being fitted"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    APM PROPERTY SERVICES LTD

    "It’s a better job if they are fitted before. Hope this helps"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2017 - report
    Nailed it carpentry joinery home maintenance

    "Would best be fit after the carpet as it can be paced down atop the carpet grips for extra carpet security"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    B&W Fix and Paint

    "Skirting board covers need to apply after carpet fitting."

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    P Walton

    "Joinery skirtings should be installed before carpet."

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    B.ejoinery

    "always fit the skirting board first and then carpet up to it."

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Eliteuk

    "Hi before as when you need to replace your carpet it would be difficult and skirtings may need to be removed. Also if your carpet needs stretching it will be impossible
    Regards
    Norman Styles"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Local carpenter

    "Before the carpet as it needs to be painted before"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2017 - report

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