February 13, 2017

When you buy your new carpet, and have it expertly fitted by our professional fitters, you may wonder (if you’re in any way inquisitive, like us) why they use certain products during the fitting process.

So, we thought we’d explore some of things you might come across, and answer some commonly asked questions. From carpet grippers to vinyl adhesive, here’s a quick guide to all things carpet, vinyl and anything in between.

Remember though, tools and accessories used in the fitting of your new flooring or carpet are wielded by skilled professionals!

The first thing that most people notice are door bars.

The come in various guises – single edge, double edge or Z-section – but their job is essentially the same. The bridge the gap usually on the threshold between two rooms, two carpets or even vinyl and carpet to ensure smooth transition from surface to surface or room to room. They also grip your carpet.

This reduces the potential for falls and trips, and, of course, stops carpet fraying at the edge, keeping your carpet smooth, free of lumps and bumps and extending its life.

There’s a lot going on underneath your carpet, too.

Gripper rods are essential to any well-fitted carpet. They are nailed to your floor to provide a tight framework for your carpet to sit on. They also help to speed up the fitting process – a win for everybody!

We’ve talked previously about underlay and, it’s that important, we’re going to mention it again. We can’t emphasise enough the value of a good underlay. Whilst it may seem like an added expense you could do without; its cost will repay you many times over by not only increasing the comfort of your new carpet and extending its life but also a good underlay will insulate your home – meaning lower heating bills.

If you pick one of QCF’s vinyl flooring products, you’ll obviously realise that carpet grippers (and nails) are out of the question.

In most cases, we’ll use a combination of double-sided vinyl tape or spray adhesive.

Double-side vinyl tape is tough and long-lasting and will ensure that your vinyl flooring stays where it’s supposed to – for years.

Similarly, spray adhesive is a convenient way of speedily laying your vinyl floor almost permanently. It works on concrete and stone, as well as wood or tiles. It ensures that there’s no kinks in your lovely new flooring, giving you the perfectly smooth finish you’d expect.

We’ll advise you of what’s required at your FREE estimation visit, but whatever accessories are needed to make your new carpet look great, you can be sure we only use the best.

Whatever your situation, we at QCF Bournemouth can help, with expert advice, professional fitters and great prices for over 40 years, no wonder we’re Bournemouth’s Quality Carpet & Flooring specialist and we look forward to serving you.