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    Stair Runner carpet fitting

    Flooring Specialists

    Carpet fitter wanted to use spray glue to stick down carpet?

    Yes he was using grippers and stair pads and bars, but wanted to glue the whole lot down to stop it from moving and curling.

    He used spray glue when cutting the carpet which melted the gloss paint on the stairs and he left dirty boot prints embedded in the melted paint.
    He also cut the carpet outside in the communal car park without putting down any protection, is this the norm for carpet fitters or would there be alternatives to prevent such damage?

    Asked by Christine on 7th Oct 2021
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    "You need to use a special tarpaulin to lay down before you cut the carpet."

    Answered on 18th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Westcotes Flooring Company LTD

    "Hi, traditionally no, but spray glue has now become the new norm. More often than not it depends on the backing of the carpet. If the carpet has felt backing then it is very common as on stairs there is more chance of the carpet becoming loose. The fitter should still maintain a standard of care and not get it all over the paintwork. Regarding cutting it outside, it all depends on access to plans and if the carpet was stored at your home or collected from a warehouse. The other option would be to clear space inside the house to roll the carpet out and cut it down."

    Answered on 19th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Allan Services

    "It should cut it inside. I have never known that there needs to be glue. I did not have it when I had my carpet."

    Answered on 9th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Nigel’s Flooring

    "Too many carpet fitters rushing these days, the shops don't help, just loading vans up to the top thinking of profit, the bigger the store the worse job you will get"

    Answered on 11th Nov 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

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