ARE AMERICAN CARPET FITTERS STAIR FLIGHTS BETTER??

Discussion in 'Carpet / Textile' started by Floorfitter, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. Floorfitter

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    Watched American Installers fitting stair flights using the `HOLLYWOOD STYLE`METHOD`. Apparently, they fit bottom to top - staple under nosing - stretch across tread -bolster staple onto gripper then onto stapling the next nosing ect. I never tried it, but the results look good - a very tightly fitted carpet flight that will never budge. Whats your view?
     
  2. merit

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    Looks good if your using saxony carpets or dark patterns. What is really smart is the way they take it round the bannister posts and cap it round the side o the step. Must be very time consuming


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  3. stan1191

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    Subjective, if a customer wants it then it can be done. Trouble with people in this country is nobody wants to pay for a good job, thats why theres so many cowboy trades over here.
     
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  4. Paul webb

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    Had an example of that just a couple of days ago, customer phones and says, i see you are a quickstep master installer, how much do you charge per sqm? I replied, £12 sqm, to which she replied, someone has quoted me £10sqm, will you match it?
    So she has more confidence in getting a good job by a master installer, but wants it done at the same price as someone who isn't
     
  5. LaminateFlooring

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    I agree with Stan if a customer wants it why not?
     
  6. stan1191

    stan1191 Well-Known Member

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    Thats why i just do newbuilds now, get 4.50sqm on carpet, most retail stores pay less than that so when you do private work youre trying to compete with people working for £2.50 and £3 and undercutting you,Not worth the time. Probably only do 3 or 4 privates a year and theyre usually people i know anyway
     
  7. Paul webb

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    Sometimes i miss doing new builds,not the 60,000miles driving, but was nice to be left alone and just do my job, without the hassle of customers
     
  8. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    I've had a few customers who think its OK to sit halfway up the stairs whilst I'm finishing off fitting them :rolleyes: its like they think you really want to have a full blown convo whilst following you round the house until you 'politely' tell them to f*** off.

    Best one was a retired prison officer, he literally followed me everywhere like he was escorting me, I told him several times but he kept apologising saying its an habit. Did his dining room and made sure I baracaded myself in and stacked all his furniture in the kitchen part and f-me he came through the conservatory (joined to the kitchen) and squeezed himself in as much as he could ffs.
    He's rang me again asking is I could quote him for new wetroom flooring so I told him I'm busy for the next 5 months....hopefully he gets the message...

    ....so yeah I agree Paul, I love a new build :D
     
  9. Paul webb

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    Maybe you just looked like a criminal
     
  10. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    ...hmmmmm maybe it was my tattoed head, eyeballs and 3 missing fingers then :D
     

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