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Buying a new carpet?

On 3 Feb 2017 at 10:37am James Carr-Petfitter wrote:
Inside knowledge:
Order your carpet through the local carpet ships (I recommend CarpetRight) but don't buy carpet gripper and underlay through them - this is where they mark up massively.
Typical gripper price in Lewes shops is 1.69 per metre. You can order it online from Wickes for 0.37 per metre.
Luxury underlay - 11.99 (let's call it 12) per square metre from CarpetRight (cheapest). Online, exactly the same is available for 7 per square metre.
On a decent sized room, by ordering your carpet retail in Lewes but your underlay and accessories online, you can save 150-200, even with delivery charges.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 11:03am Earl of Lewesss wrote:
My top tip is to look for offcuts first. The rooms in many houses are so small, you can often get a really decent wool carpet offcut that is the right size for around 100 or less.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 11:23am MadamCarpet wrote:
Where online can you get luxury underlay for 7 per square metre? How would I know it is the same quality as carpetright's luxury underlay? And how do I work out the square metres of my room?
Am about to buy a carpet, am on a tight budget, and am very interested to read your post.
Will carpetright fitters fit underlay that I have purchased myself? Or am I bertter to buy the carpet then find a private fitter I wonder?
On 3 Feb 2017 at 11:26am Andymac wrote:
10% discount at County Carpets with a Rooks card. Can add up depending on size of order, obvs. (I have no connection with them, btw, other than as a previous customer).
On 3 Feb 2017 at 3:47pm Fluffy side up wrote:
Give county a call and be straight with him , he will give you all the advice you need , you might be surprised , ( I'm nothing to do with him outer than a satisfied custome , and his love child obis
On 3 Feb 2017 at 7:11pm Tim wrote:
Autumn last year I posted on here regarding carpets. I was advised to go to Pennells in Uckfield. Best advice ever received. Local quotes 1500 - 1800. Same carpet supplied and fitted by Pennells OWN fitters for 1000. Bargain. Plus, I didn't have to pay until a couple of weeks after fitting.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 7:14pm Kinell wrote:
Kin bargain M8 is it lasting well?
On 3 Feb 2017 at 7:54pm Tim wrote:
@Kinell, absolutely no complaints whatsoever. Pennells do a lot of contract stuff (hotels, offices etc) and are just so professional.

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