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Why you should always use professional carpet fitters

By Kevin G on August 20, 2019

There are many things to consider when redecorating your home and you’ll need to start planning from the ground up. We’ve teamed up with innovative carpet brand, Elements London to find out why you should always use professional fitters when installing your carpet…

It’s really important to always lay your carpets using a professional carpet fitter, it takes years of experience to perfect the skills and knowledge needed to lay a floor covering that a typical home owner wouldn’t have.

Using a carpet expert will save you time and money. They know the exact amount of material needed for your space, saving on costs by not leaving unnecessary excess margins. They’re highly skilled in their profession and can utilise carpet efficiently by effectively joining pieces of carpet for stairs and hallways from the waste from another room, ensuring you get the most for your money.

If your room is larger than a role of carpet, your carpet fitter’s years of knowledge will prove invaluable, ensuring the finish of your room is flawless. Professional fitters will use a specialist heating iron and joinery tools, only available for the trade, with carpet glue to match up pieces for a hidden join. This is a highly skilled process as cutting precision is essential for a seamless join.

Preparing a carpet for installation is extremely important. It involves a multitude of skills to kick out the carpet; ensuring air bubbles are eradicated, along with laying sharp gripper rods in the correct widths around your room. The depth of the gap that needs to be left is determined by the pile height of the carpet, which is stretched using specialist tools and bolstered to the gripper rods, removing any air pockets for a final time before it is sealed to the floor. This takes an immense amount of skill to ensure a flat, neat and elegant surface. Carpet fitters will also be able to ensure neat and secure door joins by utilising their specialist equipment and skills.

Along with skilled fitting techniques, a professional will have the knowledge of carrying carpets correctly. Carpets can be extremely heavy and will require more than one person to lift and manoeuvre around tight spaces, taking care to avoid damaging walls or ornaments lying around.

Finally, a professional carpet fitter will be able to give you expert advice on how to care for your carpet so you can enjoy a sumptuous floor covering for years to come.

Click here to see the full carpet range from Elements London and to start planning the design and installation of your floor covering.

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