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    laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged]

    This is a discussion on laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged] within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; has anyone tried it?, with gripper round the edge, i want the lam floor up but it aint gonna happen ...

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      laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged]

      has anyone tried it?, with gripper round the edge, i want the lam floor up but it aint gonna happen so a carpet is going on top, will it work?


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      alternative to a carpet stretcher

      yes , as the title, im not paying for a carpet stretcher so it there a household alternatve , like a toilet roll

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      re: laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged]

      "aminated floor" is this like a cartoony type floor ?


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      re: laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged]

      It depends on how well the laminate is layed, laminate is a floating floor so it is able to move, if it feels spongy when you walk on it then it has been fitted incorrectly, there should be no up/down movement.

      The reason why you allow a 10mm gap around the egde is to let it shrink & expand when it's hot/cold. By nailing a gripper around the edge you may stop it doing this and then it may lift in the middle.

      Why can you not take it up, it will only take half an hour, once you have one bit out it comes apart easy.

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      Re: alternative to a carpet stretcher

      A carpet strecher has some spikes on one end and a place to wollop it with you knee on the other to push the carpet in the right direction.

      I cannot think of anything that will do this, I know when I've layed carpet, I usually fit it one end and then walk it to the opposite end, you could try doing it wearing golf shoes

      (only kidding, don't blame me if you tear it)

      I hate fitting carpet and now choose to pay a fitter, they do a much neater job than I do and don't charge that much.

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      re: laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged]

      Nails will not stay in liminated flooring. There is nothing but compressed paper to grip the nail shank!
      As Smithy says, do the job properly and take it up!
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      re: laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged]

      Quote Originally Posted by Ned Ludd View Post
      Nails will not stay in liminated flooring. There is nothing but compressed paper to grip the nail shank!
      As Smithy says, do the job properly and take it up!
      Agreed with all of the above, but it sounds from the other post that its already been laid. Why it wasnt removed when the room was cleared to lay the carpet is beyond me.
      Over to Paul for an explanation


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      re: laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged]

      Well the only way you can lay the carpet on top of it, is by screwing the lam down to the subfloor. But to be honest that is going to take you just as long as lifting the floor, as you will have to screw each board down and screw the gripper also, so you may as well lift it.

      As smithy99 said if the lam was laid right in the first place it should be a floating floor with a gap around the edge normally hidden by the skirting.

      As we say do it right.

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      Re: alternative to a carpet stretcher

      You can hire a carpet stretcher from most hire shops, or they do sell them in B&Q for 20, but it will depend on the carpet your laying as the cheap one from B&Q can be a bit harsh on felt backed carpets. If it is a Hessian you will be ok, they are a real must if you want a good job, nothing worse that lumps and bumps in a carpet.

      A lot will depend on the size of the room and what sort of carpet you are going to lay.

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      re: laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged]

      yes, it rented property and we are sick of the LAMINATE flooring but the skirtings are on top of it, and the floor is concrete. i want to rip up the flooring and patchup the cracks underneath but thats in negotiations and going badly, the fooring is put down without the gap i think because a cowboy did it , not me. its sort of spongy at the doors and where the flooring has a gap from the skirting. its badly laid and cut, my plan was to (on top of flooring) to get gripper round the edges, by nails/screws and glue and getting the carpet from sliding, there is stuff on most of the floor so it should lie but im looking for 'concrete evidence that the floor will be damaged of the carpet will slide, i was thinking of telling the tight landlady that i will get the floor up and keep it in the shed for her for when she passes away because we will be in this house longer than she is here, and i am saving up to buy the house

     

     
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