cutting in goliath

Discussion in 'Vinyl / Impervious floor coverings' started by neilwiz3, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. coolevilangel

    coolevilangel Well-Known Member

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    exactly how not to do it lol
     
  2. Steve cane

    Steve cane Well-Known Member

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    Funny that as i often cut it in 1st especially on loop pile carpets and have been inspected on my work for a full day by FITA who passed me with flying colours lol . Most fitters i know use this method so i guess we've all earned our spurs then!
     
  3. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You obviously work carpet ****e then lol
     
  4. coolevilangel

    coolevilangel Well-Known Member

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    before this goes off on a tangent.....:rolleyes:
    slagging off others work unless we've seen it first hand is a big no no in my book


    unless its Scott Mitchell's work!:eek:
     
  5. High 5

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    I've always stretched/cut with straight blade/bolstered down.. By hand with no trimmers...

    Cut first then stretch?? Guess that's why there's so much replacement work out there lol
     
  6. neilwiz3

    neilwiz3 Well-Known Member

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    i m o both ways work it just depends who trained you and how you feel most comfortable, on all carpets i stretch, tap onto pins but not tuck, slice with janser superhook then bolster in, depending on carpet may spray aswell, never had a restretch in as long as i can remember.
     
  7. Steve cane

    Steve cane Well-Known Member

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    Exactly my point!
     
  8. Steve cane

    Steve cane Well-Known Member

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    1st off there's no replacements through bad fitting in my area and you do realise floorskills, fita etc use a vinyl knife to tuck carpet down and not a bolster;);)
     
  9. Steve cane

    Steve cane Well-Known Member

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    sometimes i do when needed but most of the time it's my own work
     
  10. High 5

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    I'm just being honest, I put experience and working years with soneone experienced over these so called fita 'trained' cowboys (not everyone, just a lot it seems in my area)

    Out of curiosity, if you were cutting first on a 6m length of Victoria for example, you cut it an inch away from the skirting then hope you got it right?
     
  11. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    True but know one has slagged anyone's work off ?
    Apart from Scott Mitchell obviously lol
     
  12. Steve cane

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    lol yeah that's right, by "fita trained cowboys" you're referring to Carpetright i take it? I've been fitting for nearly 30 years and was taught using the stretch onto gripper ist then back cut it in, used turn and tuck,sewing joins etc etc. but i adapt my style to different types of flooring, are you telling me if you get a fairly cheapish felt back loop pile carpet you'll stretch it onto the gripper then back cut it accross the loops with a straight blade? Btw the guy who runs the courses at FBall who's an NVQ Assessor on floor coverings hooks carpets in so i guess he's a cowboy also? Lol Anyway each to their own
     
  13. Bow Flooring

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    Deffo shouldn't cut then stretch that's just retarded hook or strait don't matter as long as you do it without marking skirting
    Bolster is for stairs in my eyes as there a clear difference in finish between the two let alone you breaking the champer on the gripper when using the proper spaced gripper on certain carpets also bolster marks the skirting
    Also fita turned there certificates into dog **** joining with Carpetright
    I work there BTW lol!

    :eek:
     
  14. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    I always use a plastic bolster and metal bolster and hook most carpets in. I agree you have to fit different carpets in different ways.
     
  15. David293

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    Sewing is not so difficult, it just needs more practice
     
  16. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    Why are you commenting on a thread from 6 years ago ?
     
  17. David293

    David293 Member

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    . I was just interested with the topic.
     

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