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Stupid question about stair carpet.

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Crocodileclip Mon 22-Jun-15 15:16:05

I've just bought some stripped carpet for my stairs. Its being fitted on Friday. Does anybody know whether when you buy carpet for stairs you get the whole width of a roll? Obviously there would then be a rather large piece left over. I just thought of this when I got home from the shop. If I am paying for the whole width of the roll then I have a small box room which the leftover bit might fit. Anybody know?

BaronessBomburst Mon 22-Jun-15 15:19:15

You'll have to phone the shop and ask them. If it was specifically stair carpet it will be on a narrower roll.

Crocodileclip Mon 22-Jun-15 15:32:06

Thanks Baroness. It was on a wide roll in the shop so not specific stair carpet. I will ring the shop but was wondering if anyone had any experience. I googled and 12ft seems to be the standard carpet width. Will need to measure up stairs and box room to see if leftover bit will fit (if in fact I own it).

TopCivilServant Mon 22-Jun-15 15:34:56

will they not cut it into stair width pieces to save on carpet? (I have no idea, just thought that might be how they do it??)

blueteapot Mon 22-Jun-15 23:49:27

No we had this done, you buy the whole width. Excess wouldn't have done a whole room but we had it bound to make matching rugs smile

mandy214 Thu 25-Jun-15 12:49:39

I think it depends on your stairs - are they a continual run or do you have a turn in them (you know, 10 steps then a little landing, then another 3 steps)? I say think because I think (and I stand to be corrected) that if you have a turn, they can do that in 2 separate pieces so you'd use 2 stair widths of the carpet, so would have less left over. Hope that helps.

vienaa Sat 27-Jun-15 22:23:09

we got asked if we wanted to keep the left overs when we had them done... If you do have a turn in the stairs the stripes will go the other way with the landing and the turn.

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