I have over 20yrs experience with fitting carpets, I only use quality crafts men & woman ( I know a few woman who have taken up the trade) as well as my self to help with fitting of the carpets.
Like any professional whether you use us or another shop you will need to start with what material are you having fitted.
What type of carpet or vinyl and are you having it re-adapted or new floor covering installed.
What type have sub-floor is it going to be installed on concrete, wood, bitumen (black or Brown floor).
What type of backing is the carpet? If you’re not sure if the backing is soft with a hair like look to it is more than likely a felt back carpet, if not it’s probably an action backed carpet.
Have you underlay? If not and you would like to have some which is recommended as it prolongs the life of the carpet you will also need carpet grippers which go around the edges of the room so
That we are able to stretch the with a carpet stretcher, a tool used by carpet fitters because the tighter the stretch of the carpet the better it will wear.
Another thing is to ask about door bars usually come in an aluminum coloured finish as some times there are none in the van so better to mention while we are on a site inspection or just on the phone.
Furniture and breakables, when carrying a carpet into the house it is advisable to move furniture, glass, vases etc out of the way as usually the carpet is 4mtrs wide and what ever the length
Of the room, it’s very awkward to carry and manoeuvre and accidents have been known to happen, even pictures on the wall can get damaged.
Empty Room is the best scenario when having your carpet fitted as it allows us to stretch the carpet at the optimum and increase the life of the carpet, but I know sometimes that this is not possible.
You would need to inform us if this is the case as sometimes a team of two to help with moving furniture around the room will be needed.
Remember if you need a carpet fitter around the Nottingham area to give us a call or contact us by email