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DrHolmes Tue 21-May-13 18:20:21

Me and my partner will (hopefully) be moving into a semi-detached bungalow in the next couple of months. My parents are buying it and we will be renting.
I want to buy the carpets and some furniture etc but I don't have much money saved so shooping on budget. We need the living room and 2 bedrooms re-carpeted. All rooms are about 4x4m.
Do you have to pay a lot for good quality carpet or are there good deals out there?
Any reccomendations? We just want a nice creamy/beige, soft carpet.
I am looking on carpet direct and from what I see there are some cheapish ones but I am not sure if they would last.
Any advice welcome!

LilMissSunshine9 Tue 21-May-13 20:21:35

If you want soft carpet or carpet that your feet sink into then get better underlay and then put cheaper carpet on top, makes all the difference.

Cloud 9 underlay is recommended but see if they will fit it if you buy it from the internet as you can save considerably. In the shop they quote you about £6 m2 but on the internet you can find it between £3-£6 m2 so it does shave off a few hundred pounds.

Have you tried any local carpet shops they might have something nice at a decent price and may be more willing to negotiate.

I have a 3 bedrooms I want to do all double sizes and my quote was £1000 all in (carpet, underlay and fitting), the carpet I like is £15 m2 but I love it so will save up. I think my total coverage is 40m2 thereabouts.

Cannot really recommend a particular carpet as I think it is quite personal what you like

JazzAnnNonMouse Tue 21-May-13 20:32:19

Also fitting carpet isn't really that hard if you have the tools/know how. I can fit carpet (that lasts) as I watched tutorials on YouTube!
Buying the tools can be cheaper than paying a fitter.

DrHolmes Tue 21-May-13 22:00:15

Thanks both of you.

I did think about youtubing videos of fitting a carpet! I alsohave friends which I think are "in the know".

There is a couple of local shops I will go into this weekend and have a look and ask for some quotes.
I did look online andhave ordered some samples and did also have a look at the cloud9 underlay.

Will prob go with medium cost carpet and a goodunderlay.
I think one of the local shops might be reasonably priced though so will try there too.


JazzAnnNonMouse Tue 21-May-13 22:28:21

Do you want the same carpet throughout? You can get offcuts of rolls cheap. Carboots also often have rolls for cheap grin

preggersbycheggers Wed 22-May-13 19:43:24

We have recently had a 3 bed house down throughout with exception of kitchen/diner and bathroom with new underlay, carpet and gripper rods etc plus a built in mat at the entrance. It cost around £1400.

The carpet we went for is called Stainaway and is nice and soft. Granted its synthetic but it will hopefully stand up to a bit of abuse from toddlers!!

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