seagrass on stairs

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  1. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking of fitting a seagrass carpet in my staircase, but I'm not sure it's suitable. Has anybody got any experiance of doing it? Should you use an underlay? Is it best to glue it to the underlay? (I suspect staples will look a bit odd...)? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Greatful for any input. icon_smile.gif
     
  2. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    seagrass is a specialist job. There really is no way you could fit yourself due to the tools needed. By the time you have purchased the correct tools you may as well of imployed a proper installer.
     
  3. I'm no expert as I have never fitted seagrass on stairs but I do believe that the underlay would be stuck to the stairs and then the seagrass is stuck to the underlay.... Defo a job for the professional!!!!
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    as above! yep there is more to it than fitting a normal carpet.
     
  5. tedmaced

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    also sea grass should be fitted across the stairs rather than down like a carpet. If you lay it down the stairs it is slippery and therefoe dangerous. It should also be fixed under the nose
     
  6. james5159

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    SEAGRASS SHOULD NEVER BE FITTED ON STAIRS,ITS TOO SLIPPY,FIT IT THEN SOMEONE FALLS YOU COULD FIND YOURSELF IN ALL SORTS OF TROUBLE.
     
  7. bladerunner

    bladerunner Well-Known Member

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    Someone might GRASS on you.
     
  8. tedmaced

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    As i said if you lay it across the stairs instead of the conventional way it IS safer
     
  9. bladerunner

    bladerunner Well-Known Member

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    Well said Ted.I would take on the job with that reassurance in hand .
     
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  11. tarkett85

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    with all naturals it's well worth using stair nosings to prevent slipping and protect the break on the step.
     
  12. tedmaced

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    I would agree with this in commercial installataions, but in domestic i wouldn,t think that would be necessary, as i said in a previous post seagrass must be laid across the stair to prevent slipping, then there is no problem
     
  13. merit

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    Thats helpful mate, ive never thought about laying it across the stairs!When ive fitted sisal on stairs ive always grippered the sides of the tred and turned the sides on the riser, is that not right?
     
  14. tedmaced

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    i fix it under the riser and use short pin in the normal stair position ,with a smaller gap and fully adhere into the durafit, but i don,t gripper the sides, although that could make life easier ,regards Alan
     
  15. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Sisal/seagrass/coir, Ive never seen courses for these products, do they exist? theres an oppertunity for some1 there if not. 1 shop I use to work for would stick it out the first day and go back and fit the next. Ive always fitted the same day and havent had any problems, dont do the stuff very often though
     
  16. tedmaced

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    you have to let it acilmatise for a. fwe days prior to fitting,rooms should be loapped up the wall about 3inches,stair peices can be laid on top of the room peice. Matt would be the person to ask if their is a course though, but i dont fit much of it know though
     
  17. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    There will be soon. Just collecting together enough materials to run courses on the stuff.
     
  18. tedmaced

    tedmaced Well-Known Member

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    you must have loads of spare time Matt, eh?
     
  19. tedmaced

    tedmaced Well-Known Member

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    do you get many enCOIRys Matt
     

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