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Time for new carpets? Want to make-over your home without forking out for lavish refurbishments? Carpet fitting offers quick and affordable solutions to all your carpeting needs. Whether you want to re-do the entire house or an individual room, we can put you in touch with the best carpet fitters at a price to suit your budget.

Carpet Fitting Services

If you've already bought your carpet, you might jut need it fitted. Once carpets have been acquired, carpet fitting services usually include removing the old carpets, fitting new padding, fasteners and carpets including shaping and cutting off excess, carpet stretching, stair fitting and re-laying carpets after disruption due to electricians, plumbers, and decorators. Carpet repairs are also available.

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Different Carpet Types

There are a variety of carpets to choose from. Some carpets are better suited to certain areas of the home ' such as high traffic zones ' while others are better suited to certain lifestyles. Prices may vary depending on the size and style of carpet, but there is always a carpet to suit your budget.

  • Berber - best suited to country style homes and cottages, providing a warm, cosy atmosphere
  • Textured plush - versatile and ideal for the whole house
  • Frieze or shag - soft and springy, great for bedrooms or in areas where feet are bare
  • Saxony plush - luxury carpet, thick and soft but not suitable for high traffic areas
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How to Measure for Carpet Fitting

Whether you’re interested in getting a free quote for fitting only, or you want to purchase carpets for your home, knowing how to measure the space is crucial. In most parts of the UK, you’ll purchase your carpet by the square metre. There are even online tools that can help you do this; these are known as visualizers and they’ll help you get a more accurate measurement. Remember: the more accurately you can measure your various spaces, the more accurate the quotes you receive will be. Keep in mind that most carpet companies will provide free measurements at your request, as well.

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Carpet Installation

Carpet installation is a multi-step process. The most important step is planning how to lay the carpet to prevent seaming in high traffic areas. Once old flooring has been removed, new padding can be laid. Once the padding is secured, nail fasteners or tack strip are secured around the edges of the floor. The carpet is then put in place and stretched onto the fasteners to ensure a snug fit. Specialised tools and expertise are required to properly fit a carpet. For this reason, DIY is strongly not recommended.

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Carpet Stretching

Over time, carpets can become loose and wrinkled, diminishing aesthetics and providing a tripping a hazard. Carpet fitters can re-stretch the carpet to smooth out creases, leaving it looking as good as new. This is done by pealing the edges away from the tack strips. Once padding and tack strips have been replaced, a power stretcher is used to pull the carpet taught. Excess is trimmed away before the carpet is reattached to the tacks. Once complete, the carpet looks brand new.

Carpet Repair

Damaged carpets can affect the aesthetics of your home as well as its market value. Burn marks, rips and even stains can be repaired by cutting out the damaged portions of the carpet and fitting in a new piece. All carpet repairs should only be carried out by professionals as shoddy workmanship can result in a horrible looking carpet and may cause additional rips to occur.

Carpet Fitting Costs

Carpet fitting costs vary greatly depending on the type of carpet, the size of the house or room and the amount of labour required during the fitting. The going rate is about £3-4/sq. m but this may increase if furniture removal is also required. Some companies may offer deals should you buy the carpet and have them install it for you. Always check credentials before.

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Qualifying for Free Carpet Fitting

Many of today’s larger retailers will provide free carpet fitting to those who purchase their carpets directly from them. This means that you may not need to pay anything extra to have your carpets installed. However, if you choose to purchase your carpets from a wholesaler, which can provide you with better prices, you will need to pay labour costs when it comes to professional carpet fitting, which often includes stretching, cutting, and securing your carpeting to the floor.

The Best Carpet Fitters Near You

Tired of old, ugly carpets? Is carpet cleaning not enough to salvage your exisitng flooring? Need new carpets but afraid of the cost? Take a minute to fill in our online form describing your carpet fitting needs and we'll take care of the rest, helping you find an the best services at the lowest prices. Get a free, no-obligation quote from us today and those perfect carpets could be yours.

Your carpet fitting questions answered

How would I take measurement to be able to fit my own carpet?

Take a tape measure and measure out each wall the room that needs to have carpet fitted. Square rooms are easy to measure, as are rectangular ones. Oddly shaped rooms may need the touch of a more experienced hand. Hiring a professional through our quote service will ensure a professional finish and avoid possibly wasting the cost of an entire carpet.

How much do professional carpet fitters charge?

That will depend on the size and shape of the room, as well as if there are any complications like stairs or rounded walls. Carpet type and cost will also impact the price. Most carpet fitters will charge by the square metre or square foot.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for professional carpet fitting?

Most carpet fitters will move all of your furniture to prepare for the carpet fitting, but you should remove all breakable items that may be damaged before hand.

Can I fit my own carpet?

Yes, but it is not as simple as cutting the carpet and nailing it down. Fitting carpet is a time consuming process that requires patience and some skill, and in many cases is best left to the professionals.

Aside from area, what are some other things that affect the price of carpet fitting?

The configuration of your room is largely what will affect the price, since cutting around corners or openings in the floor such as vents will require more labour.

How should I prepare for carpet fitting?

Because carpet fitting requires access to the whole of a space, it’s always a great idea to move furniture to another non-carpeted part of your home. This way, the installers can get right to work with the fitting process. If you are unable to move furniture, some carpet fitters will do this for you. Be sure to include this in your quote request as it may increase your labour costs.

How long does carpet fitting take?

Carpet fitting may take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on the size of the space, the complexity of the space, and the number of spaces being fitted for new carpet. Your chosen installer should be able to provide you with a rough time estimate. Though you won’t necessarily need to leave your home during the fitting, you will need to stay out of each room while the installer is working.

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