What to price seams at

Discussion in 'Carpet / Textile' started by stan1191, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. stan1191

    stan1191 Well-Known Member

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    Whats a fair price to charge for joins as a subby? row cut,sealed and koolglide joins with me providing tape.

    Doorways £20 and £10 a linear metre for the rest is what i was thinking but the going rates fine as i certainly aint doing them for free anymore
     
  2. Robroy

    Robroy Well-Known Member

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    you bought a koolglide then ?
     
  3. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    You gotta charge for joins! My old boss was getting paid for joins in the 80s lol. I saw one of his old invoices from Allders department store


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    stan1191 Well-Known Member

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    Yes had it since june, brilliant tool.

    Yeah well i rarely did joins so the odd one i didnt fuss over, but always thought it was just sad not to pay someone for it and expect all the fitters to produce good joins and spend time on em.

    My joins have come a long way and i now do the best ones on the company so im not about to produce them for free anymore cause he keeps giving them all to me
     
  5. Robroy

    Robroy Well-Known Member

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    Kool glide best bit of kit I have ever bought , do you find your joins have improved because of the way you can now.do them ?
     
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    Definitely, row finding has made the bigger difference though for me. The koolglide really helps on thicker piles, stuff like sensations just wants to fold into itself when you try to seam with a normal iron i find.
     
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    But yeah, produces a better join on everything with it. Wish the better tapes were available over here though
     
  8. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Kookglide is brilliant. Great for loops on victoria and Brockway backing that arnt straight when you cut down the row


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    Did you both get those seam sealer glue gun sticks ? I use the roberts stuff in the bottle and find it to be good,nothing to compare it to though
     
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    merit Well-Known Member

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    Yeah got the glue gun. Stops the join peaking


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  11. Robroy

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    I bought one, used it on some sisal but does seem to leave it a bit proud , although that was first time I used it !
    Merit there brilliant for wonky looped carpet agreed !!
    Really come in to play then
     

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