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Laquitar Fri 07-Jan-11 19:21:05

Do you have one?

Better to be thick or thin?

What else do i need? Those metal things? confused

I will be grateful for any tips.

herhonesty Fri 07-Jan-11 19:34:31

dont need those metal things, they are decorative. a good capet fitter will tell you about width etc, it depends on the width of your stairs.

Laquitar Fri 07-Jan-11 20:14:00

Thank you for replying herhonesty.

So if i dont buy the metal things how do you attach it? I don't mean carpet but runner rug.

Regarding the width, yes its fine.
Just wondering if i should buy thick or thin rug.

Thank you again. (i have to go but will check the thread later)

herhonesty Fri 07-Jan-11 20:41:52

aha. ok so you want to buy a runner and attach to the stairs? the metal things dont actually fit them to the carpet, its just decorative. when you have a carpet style runner fitted, they nail/glue it to the stairs invisibly. to be safe you'd need to do something similary, otherwise you'll break your neck on it.

notcitrus Fri 07-Jan-11 20:44:46

Ah - you mean if I got a new stair runner it would be attached by nails? Because I've inherited ancient carpet with I think original Victorian metal things, and it's loose under the metal!

Which we found out when one bit came out... par for the course in my house (30 years of bodging and neglect before we got it)

herhonesty Fri 07-Jan-11 20:56:59

you could probably get a carpet person to come out and refix if you like the carpet.... note if they are the origianl metal things they may be worth a bit so if you are not reusing dont throw away!

notcitrus Sat 08-Jan-11 10:01:39

Thanks - suspect like most of the 'original features' in this house they're so corroded and buggered they're not worth anything.

I was really excited when we found a load of beautiful Victorian fireplace tiles which had been removed with the fireplace and then used to prop up the carpet where the fire used to be - until realising they were all broken.

Laquitar Sat 08-Jan-11 10:41:12

Ah ok so i just have to use nails. I see those metal things everywhere in decor photos and i thought they are compulsory and serve a purpose. Now i ll save money from not buying them which means i can spent more on the rug, you 've made my day!

Thank you smile

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