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  1. Fitter Az

    Fitter Az New Member

    Hi, I have a job coming up next week which is a stairs landing stripe carpet job. Customer want stripes going up stairs but on landing they want them to run across. They asked if it could be mitre seamed !!! I have seen some roger oats stripes like this and it looks the nuts. Never been asked to do it before. Was wondering weather it would be better to seam it up on the landing or seam it before I fit it all? My guess is that it has to be a perfect 45 or the stripes won't match. But if the landing isn't a perfect 45 to the staircase then the stripes will run out and job will be poor. Any tips would be good. Cheers fitters
  2. Bobo

    Bobo Commonwealth Consultant Pro Floor Fitter

    Sent you a PM.
    Regards bobo.

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  3. carpetboy

    carpetboy Active Member Pro Floor Fitter

    Hi Bobo , I would appreciate a P.M. as well please explaining the planning and initial construction of the mitre . e.g. was it bound / heat seamed etc. Did you merely lie carpet on carpet to match stripes then cut through both carpets , also could you just cut / bind the stairs as normal and have the half landing piece separate and a bit longer than needed so it could be cut in last by moving the stripes up to the steps to get the match across the half landing correct Thanks in advance mate
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2016
  4. Aaron

    Aaron New Member

    How did it go fitter az? Any tips?
  5. I'd like the answer to this question. That pic Bobo put up looks the tits.
  6. 1940

    1940 Active Member Pro Floor Fitter

    If that join isn't 100%it will fray. Don't like joins in walk ways
  7. VitoManiac

    VitoManiac Active Member Pro Floor Fitter

    Hopefully the landing is 90 degrees to the stairs or your angles will be wrong lol.
  8. Andrew51

    Andrew51 New Member

    I would think that seaming cement would have been used on this installation.
  9. Bobo

    Bobo Commonwealth Consultant Pro Floor Fitter

    Copydex used on the edges.
    tedmaced likes this.
  10. Rugmuncher

    Rugmuncher Member

    Not for me, I think it looks crap imo
  11. timboid

    timboid New Member

    Hi Bobo

    That carpet looks like Brockway Dimensions Heathers Stripe (Sage or Jubilee) -- exactly the same carpet that we want laid down and mitred in our hallway, stairs and landing, but our carpet fitter doesn't really want to do it. Not wanting to teach granny to suck eggs, but are there any hints, tips or tricks I can relay to my fitter to help ease his mind and convince him otherwise?


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