All carpets fitted are guaranteed to transform your home offering comfort and class. Our carpet fitter has had the best training and is fully qualified in all aspects of floor coverings. Our years of combined experience mean that we always know the best way to proceed. We'll avoid most of the the bumps along the way and will get that new carpet fitted to perfection in a timely manner.
Our range of carpets from budget to premium have a massive selection of colours to choose from to match your style. With years of experience in the use of different potential materials we can find the best fit for your need. Having dealt with all of the major manufacturers we know the ones to buy and the ones to avoid. And with our tried and tested fitting techniques using all the latest carpet fitting tools we can be sure that you'll be happy with the work we leave behind for you to enjoy for years to come.
Floor 2 Ceiling did a great job carpeting our new home. We were eager to move and carpets needed replacing all over the house. Ross and his team worked around us and the chaos very well and the house feels finally complete.
Carpet Material Types
Nylon has long since thrown off its scratchy and unpleasant reputation. Nowadays it can be just as long-lasting as wool in the right environment. Very cost effective and highly versatile.
Polyester can be made extremely soft with current techniques. Perfect for the bedroom or bathroom. Often made with recycled material. The only drawback is that with the softness you might wear this carpet thin if used in high traffic areas.
A unique look, definite conversation starter, seagrass is a premium carpet. Extremely hard-wearing and supremely eco-friendly. Very natural so not available in a range of colours. Lay it in dry areas of your house for a long life.
Wool is often the goto premium carpet. For good reason. Durable, gains character with age. It brings with it the unmistakable feel under foot, insulation and warm. It does need careful care as spills can really damage it.
Available in countless designs and colours. Great value for money in both high weight dense options and more sparse low packed versions. Comfy on the feet, as almost smooth surface feel is possible.
Awesome stain resistance that takes dye easily. Bright and constant sun light may dull the colours in time. Useful in high traffic areas when spillage is likely; such as a childs' bedroom or playroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we move furniture?
Can we help with measurements?
Will any vacuum cleaner work on my new carpet?
Any vacuum cleaner will help to keep your new carpet clean and extend it's life. However, we can talk a bit about the ideal vacuum cleaner for you.
A more premium and more powerful vacuum cleaner is obviously the ideal setup. Trying to get away with a cheap and weak unit is probably a false economy and, if driven too hard, it will fail early.
For a low height, tight, basic carpet you should have an attachment that rotates and performs a "beating" effect on the carpet. This loosens dirt and dust that has fallen to the base of the carpet and allows it to be sucked up.
For a looser, higher carpet you should change to a head that doesn't beat the carpet or raise the rotating brush. Doing this will fluff up and ultimately damage the carpet and a carpet like this doesn't isn't tightly woven so doesn't need such an action.
Can i make my room feel bigger with a carpet?
There are a number of tactics you can use to try and make a room, or a house feel larger.
Some of the methods are the same as you'd use to achieve the same affect by painting the walls of your house. You can choose lighter colours to increase the amount of light bouncing around the environment.
Choosing the same colour carpet in two rooms next to each other will draw the space together making it feel larger. This is especially apparent if you have an archway between 2 rooms rather than a door.
If you have a particularly small room you can increase the impression of size by matching the colour of floor with the walls. Or, if a gentle pattern is used, match one with an element of the pattern's colour.
How is a Carpet Fitted?
Every Fit Is Different
Fitting a carpet poorly is a really easy thing to do. Fitting a carpet well so that it lasts and looks good for years is harder. We think that people should never be scared of doing some DIY but we are here for you if you need a team of experienced professionals to do what they do best. Here we will go through the basic steps of fitting a carpet.
Every job is different and every job will have its own, unique hurdles but there is a core set of steps that will be needed for every fit. We won’t go into stairs at all here for a couple of reasons. One is that they are much trickier and the other is that, if incorrectly fitted, they can be very dangerous.
Where's My Tape Measure?
Accurate, reliable measurements are a must when thinking about how to lay carpet. Order too little and we’ll be left seeing where you alter the plan or simply left to buy more product. Order too much and we’ve overspent and have left-overs that can be chucked in the bin or stored in the loft “just in case”.
The best way to get a picture of the amount of carpet needed is to do exactly that, draw a picture. Grab a pencil and paper and make a rough sketch of the room. In a way you can forget things like fireplaces and nooks that stick out into the room. Something simple is all that’s needed.
Now, if needed, convert the centimetres to metres ( 480cm = 4.8m ) ( 200cm = 2m ) We would add at least 5% and round up to give some room for error. ( 4.8 x 1.05 = 5.04, round up to 5.1m ) ( 2 x 1.05 = 2.1m ).
At this point it's a good idea for us to double or treble check the measurements. Even if we think it was spot on the first time. Even the smallest distraction at the time of measuring can cloud memory and accuracy.
So, in our example, we need a piece of carpet measuring 5.1m by 2.1m. Now we know the exact dimensions we could look around for offcuts to save some money ( smaller leftover pieces of carpet that were not needed by another customer ) or we can call a carpet stockist and order a cut from one of their rolls.
Remove, Prepare and Freshen
Preparation is key to a newly acquired carpet lasting well and staying in place. When everything is in place, new carpet in hand and tools ready, we need to take the room back to its base flooring state. This means removing the old carpet, pulling up the old floor and making the surface as clean and imperfection-free as possible.
It’s tempting to rush this stage but care and attention is needed. Carefully removing the old carpet along with fixings means that we are less likely to damage the floor underneath. Being rough with old laminate or vinyl could pull bits of the floor with it which will need filling or levelling later.
Once we have the floor back to the level at which it will be carpeted we can check raised nails that might push through the new carpet, these can be removed or bashed into place. If the floor is concrete we can decide if it's worth levelling to get a flat installation. This will take extra time and is at the discretion of the house owner.
It’s a good time to take stock of anything that might want to pass under the carpet at the edges now. Speaker cables, for example, can be threaded, hidden around the corner of the walls to keep them out of sight.
Fit Carpet Accessories
Now that the space is totally prepped, clear and all the needed equipment and supplies are gathered we can begin the fitting process.
Carpet gripper is essential to prevent the movement of the carpet within the space. A simple product but very effective, it’s essentially thin strips of light wood that is attached to your floor, under the carpet, tracing a path around the outside of the room. It has sharp, upward facing pins that “grip” the carpet you push down onto it. The carpet gripper should be cut into manageable lengths and attached to the floor with nails, glue or tape. The gripper is usually set slightly back from the skirting board so the carpet can tuck in down between the wood and the wall for a nice effect.
With the carpet gripper bordering the room it’s time to fit the underlay inside it. The underlay serves numerous purposes such as providing a nice, bouncy feel underfoot and increasing the lifetime of the carpet it sits beneath. The underlay should be roughly cut to fit the room ( always overestimate of course! ) then laid , rubber side down, onto the floor and cut to fit inside the gripper. Care must be taken at this stage so there is no danger of too much underlay being cut away, slow and steady wins the race.
When the underlay is fitted a good addition is to put down some carpet tape from edge to edge. This is an extra, inexpensive element of security to prevent carpet movement.
The Final Countdown
Congratulations for sticking with us this long. The end is in sight and we’re about to put down the carpet. If the carpet needs a bit of trimming to get it to loosely cover the floor with some extra then now’s the time to do it. We want the carpet to be in the room but slightly too long in every direction, riding up the walls. Next, in the corners of the room, we perform an outward cut, away from ourselves and toward the wall. This allows the carpet to fall into place up the wall it sits on and means we can now cut the length to fit.
With the carpet mostly cut to fit we can employ the use of carpet stretching tool. This makes stretching the carpet, flat, into place easy. They grip the carpet while allowing your knee to kick the carpet into the right place. Here's a photo of a few of them.
With the carpet flat and in place there is a tool called a carpet tucker that can be used to push the edge of the carpet in between the gripper and the skirting board.
That’s it. Carpet fitted, all that remains is a quick tidy up the area. Hoover up any leftovers. Remove any tools and move all the furniture back into the space. Enjoy.