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Would you be happy with this carpet installation?

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Rosie1, 16 Oct 2021.

  1. Rosie1

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    I had a carpet installed a couple of weeks ago. Due to the style of my bannisters the carpet fitter had to fold it and tack it at the sides. The problem is i now have dents all down one side on the treads and I think it looks awful.

    The fitter has said he can’t remove the tacks as it’s a loop carpet and will be damaged and will have been damaged from having the tacks put through it so it looks like my only option is to buy another section of carpet and see if it can be fitted a different way.

    Does anyone else have a staircase like this? Is there a way to fit the carpet without tacking it and making dents in it? I don’t know if my expectations are unrealistic but I just don’t like the way it looks.
     
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  3. Mottie

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    Doesn’t look right. Did they tell you they'd be doing it like that when they measured up?
     
  4. Rosie1

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    No I didn’t know it would have dents in it.
     
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    Could of got the right side whipped or maybe used copydex to glue the edge down rather then tack it
     
  6. Rosie1

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    We weren’t given that as an option unfortunately. I wish I’d had it whipped now.
     
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    That style of stairs normally has carpet thru centre not to edges. If it’s tacked in would need 5/6 tacks or staples to each tread to avoid bumps.
     
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    What do you mean by carpet through the centre, like a runner? Maybe he could just add some more tacks, do you think that might make it look better?
     
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    Yes , runner with stair rods .
     
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    Ours was like that (I fitted the carpet) and to work around it, I added some planned timber as an edge, between and along the bannister edge.
     
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