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Proper carpet installation in derrimut/StAlbans/deer park/caroline springs/werribee/hoppers crossing/altona




showing a lounge room from which a wide passage runs. The passage has gripper on the floor against the walls and underlay between the gripper
 covering the whole floor. On top of the underlay is a roll of carpet pre-cut to size ready to be laid on the floor. The lounge room has carpet stretched and tensioned ready to be joined
 to the passage carpet. The carpet laying in full swing as part of the carpet installation procedure. The home is in Point Cook, Werribee, Vic. 3030. The carpet laying was done by 
 Concord Floors. the carpet installation project fully completed for a home in Williamstown. The concord Floor's carpet installation procedure was fully 
adhered to by the owners. The result is a beautiful interior of a home. It has grey carpet on the floor, green curtins and light geen walls with burnt orange skirting boards and 
architraves.

What is the carpet installation process?

Once you decide to install carpet inside your room you embark on a journey that has a definite procedure.

The complete carpet installation process is:

When the the above journey is well done one can look forward to a magnificent interior decor that gives one endless pleasure whilst one is living there. This can be the end result. This carpet was installed by Concord Floors in a Williamstown home, the most expensive suburb in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. The carpet is the cheapest pricewise, was properly laid, and yet it has created visually a big impact on the interior decor of the home. The excellent interior decor result was obtained by following the Concord Floor's above procedure, articulated below, for the installation of carpet. The result exceeded the expectations of the happy owners.

Carpet installation in a home or building provides a soft and warm flooring surface that has the utilities of: easy cleanability, stain resistance and easy maintenance, a top surface on which children can boistrously play and generally be suitable for rough activities without hurting themselves. As Carpet flooring is a big part of the interior of the home, it forms an important part of a home's interior decor scheme and thereby the enjoyment its occupants experience whilst living in the home.

This article should provide you with information on how to go about purchasing carpet flooring, be it wall to wall carpet, or carpet tiles, where to buy them, and how to get them laid inside your premises. Should you want to lay your own carpet to save money, out of courtesy, we have given you, a simple guide on how to lay carpet, written by the manager of Concord Floors who is a proffessional carpet layer having practised this trade for over 40 years.

Also we touch upon your little known important legal duties imposed upon you by law, as owner of the premises where construction work is being conducted, the work being "carpet laying".

If you have purchased your carpet, or are in need to have the existing carpet repaired, restretched or serviced and need a carpet layer to do the work, then this is termed carpet laying.

the carpet installation procedure

a room in a home, in Werribee, Vic 3030, being measured for the purpose of working out how much carpet is needed to cover it in a 
 carpet installation project conducted by Concord Floors. The floor of the room is bare concrete and has a measuring tape stretched over and across it. This is the initial stage of 
 the carpet installation  process. the selection of the carpet color is taking place. Inside the room that abutts another area covered with ceramic tiles, there is a doorway
 and carpet samples have been placed on the floor between the doorway and a wall of the room to see the interaction of colors and the resulting color scheme.This is the initial stage of 
 the carpet installation  process.

Take measurements, in metres and centimetres, of all rooms where you want to install carpet. Draw a rough diagram of the room and write the measurements down on the diagram. Mark where the doorways are. Email this diagram to me on m.krpina@hotmail.com or the measurements alone. Concord Floors will do a rough estimute of the quantity of carpet that is required to do your job. If you are using another carpet store do the same with them.

Your budget- decide on the figure that you wish to spend to fully complete the job. To know the cost of carpet per square metre installed, simply divide the budget figure by the number of metres.

Decide on whether you wish to change the underlay and who is to pull up the existing carpet, underlay, and do you want us to dispose of these materials, and if there is furniture in the rooms do you want us to move it about.

Selection of carpet range- From the budget figure and the rough quantity estimate, it is possible to work out what carpet ranges are appropriate and suitable for the job.

selection of color- Concord Floors will bring to your premises the appropriate and suitable carpet ranges (carpet sample books which have all different colors of carpet) for your budget. These sample books will be placed against your walls and tiles and furniture etc, for you to decide on which is the best color. In the meantime exact measurements of the areas will be taken by Concord Floors so that the exact quantity can be calculated.

If you do find an acceptable carpet and color a quote will be given there and then and you can make an agreement for the supply and installation of carpet.




a stack of many different sizes of many carpet rolls neatly stacked on the concrete floor of the warehouse of Concord Floors in Derrimut.
This stack of carpet rolls is from which customers can pick their carpet from in their project of carpet installation. a stack of many different sizes of many carpet rolls neatly stacked on the concrete floor of the warehouse of Concord Floors in Derrimut.
This stack of carpet rolls is from which customers can pick their carpet from in their project of carpet installation. This stack is of high quality wool carpet

If you don't find an acceptable carpet and color you might want to come to our store and have a look at more carpet ranges to see if you can find something that you like.




the carpet laying in full swing as part of the carpet installation procedure. Showing a wall and a floor covered with foam underlay
with gripper installed agaist the wall on the floor.The home is in Wollert, Vic. 3030 showing a lounge room from which a wide passage runs. the passage has gripper on the floor against the walls and underlay between the gripper
 covering the whole floor. On top of the underlay is a roll of carpet pre-cut to size ready to be laid on the floor. The lounge room has carpet stretched and tensioned ready to be joined
 to the passage carpet. The carpet laying in full swing as part of the carpet installation procedure. The home is in Point Cook, Werribee. The carpet laying was done by 
 Concord Floors.Vic. 3030.

Once you give the green light to Concord Floors to proceed with the job, the carpet is ordered and cut to size and delivered to your premises. The gripper is put down and the underlay. The pre-cut rolls of carpet are placed on the laid underlay and stretched for tension. The bodies of different slabs of carpet are joined to make one continuous body of carpet.




showing a Concord floor's carpet layer stretching and tensioning carpet laid out in a room with a power stretcher, in a home
 in Melton.

The excess carpet running up the wall is trimmed, the scraps of off-cuts of carpet are collected and the carpet can now be vacuumed.

Where Carpet installation is carried out?

Carpet installation is a component of the floor coverings of buildings. As a result it is traded all over the world and Australia and Melbourne and western parts of Melbourne.

Where does Concord floors conduct a Carpet installation service?

Concord floors trades in the carpet installation that is: the sale, supply and carpet laying of carpet flooring in the following areas: all of the western suburbs of melbourne being: Derrimut, Deer Park, St. Albans, Sunshine West, Sunshine North, Sunshine, Hillside, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes, Burnside, Sydenham, Delahey, Avondale Heights, Diggers Rest, Woodlea, Laverton, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Caroline Springs, altona, altona Meadows, Williamstown, Point Cook, Melton, Brookfield, Hopetoun Park, Bacchus Marsh, Inner suburbs of Melbourne, Southbank, South Melbourne and St Kilda, Essendon, Strathmore, Newport, Spotswood, Footscray, Tottenham, Kingsville, Brooklyn, Braybrook, Yarraville, Maidstone, Kensinton, Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, Altona North, Maribynong, Cairnlea, Niddrie, Keilor Dowwns, Keilor, Gladstone Park, Attwood, Westmeadows, Greenvale, Tullamarine, Broadmeadows, Glenroy, Reservoir, Coburg, Fawkner, Pascoe Vale, Bundoora, Port Melbourne, Albert Park, Roxbourgh Park, Craigieburne, Mickleham! But if called upon other suburbs of Melbourne will be covered as well.




your legal duties which come first.

In the year 2004 the government of Victoria passed in the Victorian Parliment, an Act called " Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004". This name is abbreviated often to "OHS". You can purchase or download this Act.

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

The National Code of Practice for induction for Construction Work defines construction work as: "any work on or in the vincinity of a construction site carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, de-commissioning, demolition or dismantling of any structure and includes......" Carpet laying is covered by this definition and comes under the Act's jurisdiction.

You must comply with this Act's requirements if you wish to stay on the right side of the law. Should an accident occur on your site or it's vicinity, you must report this accident immediately to the relevant authorities. They will then proceed with the matter along their established guidelines, which could involve a full investigation. In the worst case scenario you could lose your home and even more, and consequentally be bankrupted.

OHS Reqirements

The Act

the "Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004" is the cornerstone of legislative and administrative measures to improve Occupational Health and Safety in Victoria. The Act sets out key principles, duties and rights in relational to occupational health and safety.The geneal nature of the duties imposed on parties participating in construction work, by the Act, means that they cover a wide range of circumstances. They do not readily date and provide considerable fexibility for the duty holder to determine what needs to be done to comply.

The regulations

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 are made under the Act. They specify the ways duties imposed by the Act must be performed, or prescribe procedural or administrative matters to support the Act, such as requiring licenses for specific activities, keeping records, or notifying certain matters.

Compliance codes

They provide practical guidance to those that have duties or obligations under the OHS Act. They aim to provide easy to understand information on how to comply. This information, if applied appropriately, will mean those who follow it are deemed to have complied with their obligations under the OHS Act.

your legal practical considerations when buying carpet and having it installed inside your home or simply choosing a carpet layer for repair work

Duty of care- the owner and carpet installer and carpet retailer, have a "duty of care" to do everything reasonably practical to protect others and everybody, from harm in the workplace.

This "duty of care" extends to the owner's selection of personnel staff. Only staff that have been trained in the principles of OHS IN AN ACCREDITED COURSE, are allowed on site by law.

Concord Floors has an accredited carpet layer with a "WHITE CARD" CERTIFICATION that he has been successfully trained in the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

This is his white card accreditation certificate

the government white card certificate of accreditation for safety whilst executing a construction job for a 
 Concord Floors employee.

THIS CARPET LAYER will make sure he gives you advice, should you ask for it, drawn from his training so that you comply with the OHS Act

That this law is absolutely needed, please read our section below on CARPET LAYERS CARPET INSTALLERS AND CARPET LAYERS


For a directory or list of Independent Carpet Installers and carpet Layers, who are cost effective CARPET INSTALLERS AND CARPET LAYERS



how to select the carpet colors and carpet styles that will enhance your home's beauty

If we take a look at the photos below of three different interior decor styles of two homes, where Concord Floors laid the carpet you will be drawn by one of them more than the others.

the interior decor of a period home, with green patterned carpet and timber, tan colored fireplace and light orange walls. The home is in Southbank
and the carpet was installed by Concord Floors. It is beautifull. the interior of a modern home with modern charcoal colored, twist pile carpet, grey walls and a honey colored floating floor. The home is in Melton
and the carpet was installed by Concord Floors. It is beautifull. the interior of a modern home, with a grey wall, a modern beige colored, patterned carpet, and the red underlay still showing. The home is in Point Cook, 
 Werribee and the carpet was installed by Concord Floors. It is beautifull.

All of the three interiors look beautifull but which is the most appealing to you depends on your personal tastes. There are no right or wrong answers in interior decoration.

For a discussion on colors and home interior design, should you be interested, please go to our home interior design section. Here you should find readily understandable principles and rules for building a pleasing balanced harmonious interior color scheme. But as I have said the right color scheme for you is the one that you find the most appealing. HOME INTERIOR DESIGN


HOW TO WORK OUT HOW MANY METRES MY JOB WILL TAKE

This subject is discussed in the carpet section CARPET


CARPET INSTALLATION COST

Carpet installation cost has the the following components: the cost of the carpet, the cost of the carpet underlay, the cost of taking up and disposing of the existing carpet and underlay, the cost of furniture shifting to make carpet laying possible, the cost of an independent carpet layer to lay the underlay and carpet.

For information about carpet styles and their terminology Carpet and go to the section CARPET FLOOR: STYLES, YARN FIBRES and TERMINOLOGY

CARPET COST PER SQUARE METRE

CARPET PRICES PER SQUARE METRE (M2)

for an explanation of what is a square metre of carpet and a broadloom metre CARPET and go to the section headed "broadloom carpet" which is at the very top.

Carpet cost per square metre is a variable figure but generally: Inexpensive polypropylene carpet cost starts at around $10-20 per square metre. Below are examples of such carpets.

a sample of a polypropolene carpet of a cheap price, grey color supplied to the public by Concord Floors. a sample of a polypropolene carpet of cheap price, orange color in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied to the public 
	by Concord Floors. an inexpensive polypropolene carpet, brown color expertly installed in a home in Hoppers Crossing by Concord Floors and
 supplied to the public by Concord Floors.

Dyed polyester carpet starts at about $19.00 per square metre. Below are are examples of such carpets.

an inexpensive polyester twist pile carpet, charcoal color expertly installed in a home in Kingsville South by
 Concord Floors and supplied to the public by Concord Floors. an inexpensive polyester twist pile carpet, brown color expertly installed in a home in Werribee by Concord Floors 
 and supplied to the public by Concord Floors. an inexpensive polyester twist pile carpet, brown color expertly installed in a home in Werribee by Concord Floors
 and supplied to the public by Concord Floors.

dyed nylon carpet starts at about $20.00 per square metre.Below is an example of such a carpet.

a sample of a dyed nylon carpet, gold color in a roll in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied to the public
 by Concord Floors.  a sample of a dyed nylon carpet, plum color in a roll in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied to the public by
 Concord Floors. a sample of a dyed nylon carpet, beigie/gold color in a roll in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied to the public
 by Concord Floors.

Wool carpet starts at about $35.00 per square metre. Below is an example of such a carpet.

a sample of a wool twist pile carpet, salmon color in a roll in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied to the public
 by Concord Floors. a sample of a wool sisal carpet, coffee laite color in a roll in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied to the public
 by Concord Floors. a sample of a wool sisal carpet, gold color  in a roll in the warehouse ofConcord Floors. a sample of a wool sisal carpet, beige color in a roll in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied to the public
 by Concord Floors.

A high quality nylon/wool blend can cost $125 to $150 per square metre. Below is an example of such a carpet.

a sample of a wool/blend twist pile carpet, green color in a roll in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied
 to the public by Concord Floors. a sample of a wool/blend twist pile carpet, blue color in a roll in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied
 to the public by Concord Floors. a sample of a wool/blend twist pile carpet, gold color in a roll in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied
 to the public by Concord Floors. a sample of a wool/blend twist pile carpet, beige color in a roll in the warehouse of Concord Floors and supplied
 to the public by Concord Floors.


carpet underlay cost per square metre

The cheapest underlays cost about $4.50 per square metre and the expensive $10.00 per square metre

carpet underlay cost per broadloom metre

To convert to the broadloom metres from square metre multiply by 3.6. The cheapest underlays cost about $16.20 per broadloom metre and the expensive $36.00 per broadloom metre



carpet laying cost

It is best to get an exact price from a proffessional carpet layer by way of a quote. This should be done by him after siting the job as there are many variables. Some of these variables are: Does he have to hammer in the gripper to a concrete floor or timber floor, how old is the concrete slab (concrete gets harder with time), will the floor be ready for carpet laying or will he have to takeup the existing materials, is there furniture that you would like him to move around, does he have to install underlay as well, etcetra.

But to give you some idea:

Currently in the Western Suburbs on a light weight carpet;



CARPET INSTALLATION PRICES

CARPET INSTALLATION PRICES are the sum total of the cost of materials (carpet + underlay + trims + gripper + adhesive tape) and carpet laying cost and any cost of travel time if applicable.

AVERAGE CARPET INSTALLATION PRICES:

based on inexpensive polypropylene carpet, where the furniture and existing floor coverings have been removed, and room is of 3.6 by 4.00 dimensions.

Cost to carpet 1 bedroom = about $400.00

Cost to carpet 2 bedroom = about $800.00

Cost to carpet 3 bedroom = about $1200.00

Cost to carpet 4 bedroom = about $1600.00


based on dyed polyester carpet carpet, where the furniture and existing floor coverings have been removed, and room is of 3.6 by 4.00 dimensions.

Cost to carpet 1 bedroom = about $480.00

Cost to carpet 2 bedroom = about $960.00

Cost to carpet 3 bedroom = about $1440.00

Cost to carpet 4 bedroom = about $1920.00


based on dyed nylon carpet, where the furniture and existing floor coverings have been removed, and room is of 3.6 by 4.00 dimensions.

Cost to carpet 1 bedroom = about $580.00

Cost to carpet 2 bedroom = about $1160.00

Cost to carpet 3 bedroom = about $1740.00

Cost to carpet 4 bedroom = about $2320.00


based on wool carpet3 where the furniture and existing floor coverings have been removed, and room is of 3.6 by 4.00 dimensions.

Cost to carpet 1 bedroom = about $704.00

Cost to carpet 2 bedroom = about $1408.00

Cost to carpet 3 bedroom = about $2112.00

Cost to carpet 4 bedroom = about $2816.00


CARPET STORES

There is a plentiful supply of these stores Melbourne wide. In the Western Suburbs of Melbourne to name a few that are close to us: Hoppers Crossing Carpet Court, Choices Flooring Hoppers Crossing, Williamstown Carpets, Carpet Call Hoppers Crossing, Hoppers Crossing Floorworld. Concord Floors is located in 5/93 ELGAR ROAD, DERRIMUT which is at the very centre of the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. We choose this location to be in close proximity to every Western suburb. And we do service every Western Suburb, so we won't leave you out.

WHAT FLOORING MATERIALS DO CARPET STORES SELL AND WHAT SERVICES DO THEY PROVIDE

Carpet Stores sell and install, generally, carpet, carpet tiles, laminate flooring, timber flooring, vinyl flooring, hybrid laminate flooring, bamboo flooring and some sell ceramic tiles

SIZES OF CARPET STORES

Carpet Stores generally must have a sizable floorspace area. They display many carpet ranges employing carpet display stands. A carpet range consists of 9 or more carpet colors of the same standard and style of carpet and a sample display of these colors comes with each color as an overlocked carpet mat of that particular color. As there are many carpet ranges a large floorspace area is needed.

Carpet Stores must take deliveries of small/large and heavy rolls of carpet. For this they employ a forklift with a carpet prong. They must be able to store this carpet until such time as it is needed for a job. When the job is called up, they must be able to roll out on the floor the carpet and cut it. They may possess a carpet cutting machine.

Carpet stores need floorspace area to display the other non-carpet products as well.

WHO CAN WORK IN CARPET STORES

Carpet and carpet tiles are usually bought from Carpet Stores that specialize in these products.These stores need to be specialised as selling carpet and other flooring materials requires indepth knowledge of the materials out of which they are constructed, how they will perform whilst in use and their suitabilty for your particular job requirement. You can get an appreciation of this subject if you go to our section on carpet constuction and interior home design. For carpet constuction please click on CARPET and go to the section "Yarns" which is close to the top. For and for home interior design please click on HOME INTERIOR DESIGN. From this you can conclude a carpet store needs to provide you with appropriate guidance.

There is another reason for specialization. With carpet sales comes the need to actually plan the way the carpet is to be cut into room sizes and where the joins are to be placed. After this the carpet seller or Carpet Store must arrange for a tradesman(s) to transport the cut carpet to your site and actually lay the carpet. All this requies technical knowledge gained through years of training. It is no small wonder that two big Australia wide chain of stores retailing many other products pulled out of selling carpet. They just weren't up to it.

The only people capable of working successfully in a carpet store are specialists in floorcoverings.

QUALITIES OF GOOD CARPET STORES

The secret to choosing the store from where to buy your carpet is to filter the stores' staff competence on carpet laying knowledge and their knowledge of carpet constuction and their knowledge of home design interior principles. They must be able to talk colors, textures, yarns and carpet laying.





THE BEST STORE TO BUY CARPET INSTALLATION FROM

All stores can provide you with a good carpet installation service. Somehow they all sell you carpet and manage to lay it on the floor for you. But could you have been happier if another store did the job for you. You will never, never know, because as the ade for tourism says "because you will never, never go". Stores that excel in carpet installation have the following features:

They let you choose the carpet because its your home and you are the boss. But should you ask the carpet salesman at the point of buying the carpet after considering all the colors "what do you think, is this the best color?" The salesman should be ready to give a correct answer to this question and not just to the best of his or her ability. That ability must be foundered on principles of interior decoration. The salesman must point out the best color and the reasons why it is the best color to the client. The client is then free to choose as he sees fit. The carpet color in the Williamstown home (at the very top of this file) was selected by the manager of Concord Floors after the client had chosen a different darker color. The client was given the reasons, and agreed with them. The result a happy client.

A good store is an honest store- what you see and buy is what you get. Some carpets look alike and can have substantial differences in their qualities and prices. A dishonest store can at their discretion do a "carpet substitution" whereby the carpet you have laid in your home is not the one you ordered, it is a different carpet range and of a lower quality for which the retailer paid a lower price and cosequently made a bigger profit margin. One store specializes in doing this and is very successful financially in business. How do they do it? This particular firm was asked by me to help out and buy me a roll of a 100% wool sisal carpet of a beige color. I was given a price to which I agreed. The price was cheaper that the price for the same carpet that I could get from the manuifacturer. A couple of days later the manufacturer's rep walked into my store and showed me a new range of sisal carpet that had a yarn compostion of 50% wool and 50% polypropelene yarn.The colors were the same as in the 100% wool sisal range. Polypropelene yarn is one fifth of the price of wool yarn and this new carpet range, to me from the manufacturer was at half the price of the 100% wool from the manufacturer. I cancelled my order from the dishonest "friend carpet store" and bought from the manufacturer because I knew thet I would get the 50% wool and 50% polypropelene fibre sisal carpet from the "friend carpet store.

A relative of mine bought a substantial amount of carpet for his home a "tripple storey". I wasn't invited to quote as perhaps he thought doing business with relatives was not a good policy. He bought from a store that is part of a huge chain of stores Australia wide that has enormous buying power. So far so good. The carpet he bought after seeing it in his own home was luxurious and thick, and he bought it for these reasons and remembered well the carpet's thickness. On the day it was laid when he got home from work and inspected the carpet it was nothing like what had been shown to him. The following day he asked them to pull it up and refund to him his money. The carpet store had short changed him on carpet quality stich rate. Everything was the same as in the sample that he saw but the stich rate of the pile was lower making the pile less dense. The matter went to court and the store pulled up the carpet and refunded the money to my relative. Some stores turn over such large quanties of carpet that they can order whole production runs, 400+ broadloom metres per range and per color, of carpet mimicking the manufacturer's carpet range and sell it all by themselves. Of course they will order a lower stich rate, to make it lower in weight, to secure a lower price and therefore a price advantage over their competitors.

Part of the installation process is the laying of the carpet. There aren't many top gun carpet layers left- most have retired or left the industry. The rewards for carpet laying work is not generous, in fact they are underpaid. With the exodus of top layers the bulk of the layers left take short cuts in laying work to speed up the time it takes to finish a job. This is the same money earned in a short period of time. This is the same as more money earned per day. The result for you is most likely you could have had your carpet laid better. These are signs of tradesmanship in carpet laying:

The qualities of good carpet laying



SHORT CUTS TAKEN BY MOST CARPETLAYERS

the gripper (smoothedge), keeping a constant and continuous gap between it and the door architraves. This is the work of Concord Floors and their method.

a room with a doorway jamb joined to a wall, and the architave boards on it that at bottom on the floor has 5 small pieces of gripper 
nailed to the concrete floor. The underlay is laid next to the gripper on the floor. This work was performed by Concord Floors in a home in werribee. a room with 2  doorway jamb joined to a wall, and the architave boards on it that at bottom on the floor has 10 small pieces of gripper 
nailed to the concrete floor. The underlay is laid next to the gripper on the floor. This work was performed by Concord Floors in a home in werribee.

Most carpetlayers (I haven't one that doesn't) put in half of the number of pieces of gripper which results in some parts of the gap between the gripper and architrave being wider. Into these wide spots the carpet over time will sag and sink. This will produce a cavity which will absorb light and thereby produce an ugly shadow. It will take the carpet layer double the time to hammer in the smoothedge this way.



do seam joins by not savaging the last row of pile on both bodies of carpet where they meet and the join is to take place

showing 2 bodies of carpet in place over underlay and stretched out that are positioned  next to each other in a doorway between 2 rooms
 ready to be joined and bonded together with the heatbond adhesive tape on top of the underlay and under the carpet where the join will occur. The rows of pile where the two carpets
 will connect when joined are intack and unsavaged which produces a top join. showing 2 bodies of carpet positioned  next to each other in a doorway between 2 rooms being joined and bonded together with  an iron. The
 The rows of pile where to two carpets will connect are intack and unsavaged which produces a top join. showing 2 bodies of carpet positioned  next to each other in a doorway between 2 rooms that have been joined and bonded together with  an iron.
 The rows of pile where the two carpets connect are intack and unsavaged and have produced a top join. The carpet area that has been joined has been rolled with the roller that is in the
 picture. showing 2 bodies of carpet positioned  next to each other in a doorway between 2 rooms that have been joined and bonded together with  an iron.
 The rows of pile where the two carpets connect are intack and unsavaged and have produced a top join. The carpet area that has been joined has been rolled with a roller. 
 A heavy red metal toolbox hase be placed on the carpet join to flatten the carpet underneath it so that when the adhesive glue sets the carpet will remain permanently flat. showing 2 bodies of carpet positioned  next to each other in a doorway between 2 rooms that have been joined and bonded together with  an iron.
 The rows of pile where the two carpets connect are intack and unsavaged and have produced a top join. The carpet area that has been joined has been rolled with a roller. 
 A heavy red metal toolbox was  placed on the carpet join to flatten the carpet underneath it so that when the adhesive glue sets the carpet will remain permanently flat. 
 The box has been removed and the carpet area directly above the heat bond tape has been rolled again. The roller is on top of the joined carpet. When the carpet is rolled with a 
 roller the carpet join is twice a strong. showing 2 bodies of carpet positioned  next to each other in a doorway between 2 rooms that have been joined and bonded together with  an iron.
 The rows of pile where the two carpets connect are intack and unsavaged and have produced a top join. The carpet area that has been joined has been rolled with a roller. 
 A heavy red metal toolbox was  placed on the carpet join to flatten the carpet underneath it so that when the adhesive glue sets the carpet will remain permanently flat. 
 The box has been removed and the carpet area directly above the heat bond tape has been rolled again. The picture show the finished product of a join and the way the joined carpet
 should look after joining. The join looks so good that it is invisible. The carpet was laid by Concord Floors.

patten match the carpet pattern exactly not just mock match

a room where the 2 slabs of carpet that are to be joined are laid out, positioned so that the pattern of one matches the pattern of
 the other one. The carpet was laid by Concord Floors in a home in Loint Cook.

most carpet layers will only mock match the pattern.



Where the carpet has a stiff and has a hard backing, or travell and cover large distances, he will always use the power stretchers, the bulldog or telescopic power stretcher to get adequate tension in the carpet.

shows a large room that is having carpet laid. The carpet is rolled out and covers most ofthe floor. To effectively stretch this carpet 
 the carpet layer needs to use a power stretcher. The laying of the carpet was done by Concord Floors. showing a carpet layer using a telescopic power stretcher to stretch carpet and create tension so that all ripples are eliminated
 there and then and don't occur in the future. The carpet was laid by Concord Floors in a home Melton.

As 90% of the carpet layers don't own a power stretcher it is hard to imagine how they do their work. Their work produces ripples (sausages) in the carpet afterwards and carpet restretches become necessary. In not using power stretchers they are twice as fast in carpet laying.



in stairwork he will also put gripper on the side of the tread so as to enable him impart tension on the carpet sideways

showing a completed staicase with the carpet laid on it. It is as beautiful as a statue with no gaps or holes any where. The treads have 
on their sides underneath the carpet gripper, onto which carpet sitting on the tread is stretched. The carpet is taut. The carpet was laid by Concord Floors, and the home is in 
Hoppers Crossing

carpet layers won't take the time to hammer in gripper on the sides of treads because it takes time and makes laying the staircase harder.see CARPET LAYING OF STAIRS below.



Carpet Installation-A guide for the do-it-yourselfer


LAYING CARPET

HOW TO LAY CARPET using the STRETCHED-IN method

STRETCHED-IN method---here smoothedge (timber strips with short steel spikes protruding through the top side) are nailed around the edges of the room followed by the laying out of the underlay. The underlay may be of waffle rubber, foam or felt.

carpet laying procedure (STRETCHED-IN method)


Step by step

FLOOR PREPARATION

If the house is tenanted, the first step is to shift out the furniture, and scrap,clean and sweep the floor.

If it is a new home clean out the rubbish that is leftover from construction.

a room that needs preparatory cleaning in a house, in Wollert, vic, showing a doorway between a bedroom and laundry where the floor tiling
 has been finished. The tiling floor abutts onto the bedroom concrete floor. the concrete floor next to the tiles has grit, dirt and plastic tile spacers aall which would obstruct 
 the installation of carpet. tThe carpet was laid by Concord Floors. a room that needs preparatory cleaning in a house, in Werribee, vic, where the carpet installation project was done by Concord Floors. Showing a
 door of a robe that is open, the robe and the bare concrete floor which has, plaster debry and grit and dust all over the floor. a wardrobe floor in a room, that needs preparatory waste material removal and cleaning in a house, in Wollert, vic,
  where the carpet installation was done by Concord Floors.

Pull out the tiling wedges that are supporting the tiles and slabs of plaster or timber supporting the skirting boards, in order that the carpet gripper can sit evenly and proudly on the concrete slab.

Sweep and if possible vaccuum the floor.

a room where preparatory cleaning of the floor was done by concord Floors, in a house, in Wollert, vic, where the carpet was
 laid by Concord Floors. a room where preparatory cleaning of the floor was done by concord Floors, in a house, in Wollert, vic, with a piece of gripper 
 has been placed, where the carpet was laid by Concord Floors.

to assist you, remove the doors in order for them to not be an absticle to the laying process.

a room in a house in Werribee, where the carpet laying process is under way, where the carpet is laid out and stretched
 and the doors have been taken off to assist in the carpet laying process being done by Concord Floors.

If it is a timber floor, check for protruding nails and hammer them home, blobs of plaster, scrap them away. If left they will be felt underfoot when you walk over the carpet

a room in a house in Point Cook, Werribee Vic 3030, showing a timber floor with a protruding nail head that needs to be hammered home
 where the carpet laying is been done by Concord Floors. a room in a house in Point Cook, Werribee Vic 3030, showing a timber floor with a protruding plaster blob head that needs to be scraped
and removed, where the carpet laying is been done by Concord Floors.

Check that the slabs of particle board flooring aren't cupping at their edges. If they are use an edge sanding machine to sand off he peaks to level the floor.

a floor in a room, in a house in Point Cook, Werribee Vic 3030,  where the timber floor boards have cupped and the
 cupping is been sanded down with an edge sander Concord Floors. a floor in a room, in a house in Point Cook, Werribee Vic 3030,  where the timber floor boards have cupped and the
 cupping has been sanded down with an edge sander  Concord Floors.

Where there is a difference in height in the particle board flooring insert a sheet of plywood to raise to the same level and sand down the plywood to make a gentle gradient of transition

a floor in a room, in a house in Point Cook, Werribee Vic 3030, where the particle boards are at different heights and
 where the timber floor boards have been sanded down with an edge sander by Concord Floors. a floor in a room, in a house in Point Cook, Werribee Vic 3030, where the particle boards are at different heights and
 where the timber floor boards have been sanded down with an edge sander by Concord Floors. a floor in a room, in a house in Point Cook, Werribee Vic 3030, where the particle boards are at different heights and
 where the timber floor boards have been sanded down with an edge sander by Concord Floors.
How to install or lay gripper

Throw down the gripper (term: smoothedge in the trade) (the orange timber sticks in the photos) around the edges of the room.

finished gripper installation in a room.

Hammer down home the gripper concrete nails into the concrete slab. Position the gripper on the floor so that the gripper's side closest to the wall is a constant a 5-8mm from the wall's skirting boards.

carpet layer affixing the carpet gripper to the floor in a room.

install the gripper right around the door jambs and wardrobe partition particle boards, wardrobe sliding tracts, always leaving a maximum 5-8mm gap (the crotch). This crotch should be one continous line. Into this crotch the carpet will be tucked in after the carpet is trimmed

installed gripper around a wardrobe post installed by Concord Floors, in a house in Werribee, Vic 3030. installed gripper around an architave post installed by Concord Floors, in a house in Werribee,
 Vic Concord Floors.

The same applies to smoothedging the steps in a staircase

installed gripper around a step installed by Concord Floors, in a house Point Cook, Werribee, Vic 3030, Concord Floors.

install the underlay.

HOW TO INSTALL THE CARPET UNDERLAY

bring into the room, the roll of carpet that is going to be installed into this room, and throw it onto the floor and unroll it and trim it so it sits neatly and snugly agains the gripper.

a room with a roll of underlay being rolled out as part of the carpet laying process in a house in wollert, Vic, by
  Concord Floors. a room with underlay that has rolled out as part of the carpet laying process in a house in wollert, Vic, by Concord Floors.

Lift up the underlay and apply a latex adhesive to the concrete slab to bond the underlay to the slab. replace the underlay to it's original position. Wait 5 minutes for the latex to grab before placing carpet on top of it. This ensures that the underlay won't move when the carpet is placed upon it and dragged and generally and moved when the carpet is being positioned and stretched during the carpet laying process.

a room with a roll of underlay being lifted and latex glue being applied on the concrete floor as part of the carpet laying
 process in a house in wollert, Vic, by Concord Floors.

If the substrate flooring is particle board flooring then afix the underlay to the particle board with staples with a staples applicator.

How to lay the carpet

You are now ready to bring into rooms the rolls of carpet that has been cut to suit the lengths of the rooms

a roll of carpet that has been unrolled and positioned in a room ready for laying by Concord Floors, in a house 
 in Werribee, Vic 3030. rolls of carpet that have been cut to size, positioned and cut the at the points of the room's demensional variations, or corners
by Concord Floors, in a house in Werribee, Vic 3030.

Cut the excess carpet (the overflow carpet running up the wall) leaving a minimum length of 2-12 mm running up the wwall. Where the room isn't square or rectangular, such as the passage above, cut the carpet at the points of the room's demensional variations, or corners, always leaving the a minimum length of excess carpet of 2-12 mm running up the wwall.

if the carpet in the room is to join another slab of the same carpet in an adjoining room, or butts up to carpet in the same, then make certain that the pile of the two carpets lean in the same direction.

to test whether the pile is pointing in the same direction, brush your hand across a small portion the surface of both slabs of carpets and see (and feel in loop pile carpet) visually that they appear to be the same color.

HOW TO JOIN 2 SLABS OF CARPET TOGETHER>

if there are any carpet fillers to be joined to the main body of carpet now do the joining.

slabs of carpet in a passage prepared for joining by Concord Floors in a house in Werribee, Vic 3030.

to join two bodies of carpet first cut both carpets where they meet and will be joined, evenly and in a straight line. To get a perfect join a carpet layer places onto the carpet pile where the join is to take place, a screwdriver at a 30 degree angle, runs the screwdriver through the pile, parting the pile and continues running the screwdriver from where the join is to start to finish.

now that he has made a staight line in the carpet he employs a carpet cutting tool to cut the carpet.

position the two bodies of capet together, eliminating all gaps. Place underneath the carpet in the join area, the heat bond tape and using a carpetlaying heat bond iron melt the wax on the tape dragging a toolbox over the join as you go along.

HOW TO STRETCH AND TENSE LOOSE SLABS OF CARPET

Now that the carpet covers the whole floor in one piece in which the fillers have been joined, stretch the carpet using power stretchers or knee kickers. The bulldog power stretcher is in the first photo, and the telescopic power stretcher in the second. The knee kicker is the above photo.

the bulldog power stretcher in action stretching carpet in the hands of a Concord Floor's tradesman. a telescopic power stretcher in action stretching carpet in the hands of a Concord Floor's tradesman.

how to trim the excess carpet (the overflow carpet running up the wall) of 2-12 mm running up the wall

trim the excess carpet that runs up the wall with a special carpetlaying trimming tool and stanley knife.

a carpet trimmer tool, on top of laid carpet in a room in a house. a carpet trimmer tool in place when it is trimming carpet, and a stair tool, which is a tool for
 tucking in carpet into the crotch which is the space between the gripper and the skirting board, after it has been trimmed by the carpet trimmer tool. a carpet layer in action trimming  stretched carpet in a room where the carpet is being laid by  Concord Floors.

Where it isn't possible to use the trimmer especially around architraves, use your stanly knife

a section of laid carpet adjoining an inside corner created by doorway architraves that needs trimming and that can 
 only be trimmed by a stanley knife. Carpet being laid by Concord Floors. The picture shows the finished product of a section of laid carpet adjoining an inside corner created by doorway architraves
 that needed trimming and that can only be trimmed by a stanley knife that was trimmed and the carpet tucked into the crotch. The Carpet was being laid by Concord Floors in a house 
 Werribee, Vic, 3030.

tuck in the trimmed carpet into the crotch with a carpet layer's stair tool.

collect the carpet scraps from the floor that result from the trimming and clean and vacuum the floor.

The job is done- mission accomplished.



DIRECT STICK ---Glue is applied to the substrate (concrete slab or other surface receiving the carpet ) and then the carpet is stretched out over the glue. No underlay is used.

DUAL BOND SYSTEM--smoothedge may or may not be naile around the perimeter of the walls. Glue is applied to the concrete or timber substrate onto which underlay is spread. When the glue has cured and gripped the underlay a layer of carpet glue is spread over the top surface of the underlay. When this glue is "tacky" (ready to gripp the carpet) the carpet is spread over it and strecthed and trimmed to size. This system is used in large arpeet installations such as hotels. The advantages are it stops ripples forming with the use of the carpet. Rarely used in domestic homes.




CARPET LAYING OF STAIRS


Stairs may be layed according to the bullnosed method or the waterfall method.


LAYING STAIRS EMPLOYING THE WATERFALL METHOD

Cut to size the gripper and underlay and affix to steps.Cut the carpet to size and affix to the prepared gripper and underlay

finished carpet laying of gripper and underlay in laying of a staircase. finished carpet laying of staircase.

LAYING STAIRS EMPLOYING THE BULLNOSE METHOD


Cut to size the gripper and underlay and affix to steps.Cut the carpet to size and affix to the prepared gripper and underlay

The gripper and underlay and affixed to steps. Steps being laid by Concord Floors in a house in 
  Point Cook, Werribee, Vic 3030. The slab of carpet that has been cut to size and positioned on the staircase and bottomed has been
  stapled with an electric tacker to stay permanently in place. The slab of carpet that has been cut to size and positioned on the staircase and bottomed has been
  stapled with an electric tacker to stay permanently in place. showing the tools, electic tacker, carpet trimmer, hookbill knife and stair tool, and where one step
 where the gripper and underlay has been installed, and two steps that have been laid
by Concord Floors in a house in Point Cook, Werribee, Vic 3030.

position the bottom of the carpet at the bottom step and staple with the electric tacker. With the stairtool (blue handle) press the carpet with force underneath the lip of the step above and staple the carpet to hold position and permanently stay in that position. Do this across the entire step. With your knee kicker tense the carpet across the step directly away from the lip and onto the gripper. repeat across the entire step. with your staitool and rubbeer mallet force the carpet into the crotch. after this has been done across the entire step staple with the electic tacker at the bottom of the next carpet riser right across the step.

Strech the carpet crosswise with power strecher to tense it. The finished staicase.

showing three steps with a power stretcher positioned across one and in action stretching the carpet across the step
to tense it and remove any ripples the carpet may have. Carpet is being laid by Concord Floorsin a house in Point Cook, Werribee, Vic 3030. The finished product in the laying of a staircase with carpet. A staircase with beautifully laid carpet. Steps were
 laid by Concord Floors in a house in Point Cook, Werribee, Vic 3030.



CARPET RESTRETCHING OF CARPET CURRENTLY IN USE THAT HAS CARPET RIPPLES

a slab of new carpet being laid with carpet ripples in it, in a room with a passage running of it in a home in Hoppers Crossing. a slab of new carpet being laid with carpet ripples in it that have had the carpet ripples removed out of it, in a room with a passage
 running of it in a home in Hoppers Crossing. The carpet has a telescopic power stretcher on fully extended to show how carpet ripples were stretched out of the carpet

Over a period of time, a need for carpet restretching can arise after new carpet is installed in a home. With time, what can happen is the carpet bubbles or ripples though people walking on it. The mechanics of how a bubble or ripple forms in a carpet is as follows: every time a step is taken the foot presses on the carpet and underlay downwards and this movement maakes the carpet travel 2-6 millimetres towards the concrete slab of timber flooring (carpet substrate). The thicker the carpet underlay, the greater the length of the movement. When this carpet travels during this movement, it stretches a little and physically becomes wider or longer. Now carpet is a textile which doesn't behave like rubber which when stretched bounces back. Carpet doesn't bounce back when stretched. On the footfall of each footstep the carpet is stretched, tavels and expands and doesn't return to it's original size. Consequently it grows insize. The walls of the room stop it from travelling further, so the only thing that can happen to accommodate the increase in size is for the carpet to permanently move upwards and form a bubble or ripple.

HOW TO RESTRETCH THE CARPET TO REMOVE THE CARPET RIPPLES

a slab of carpet with ripples in it, in a room that has been lifted of the gripper. a slab of carpet with ripples in it, in a room that has been lifted of the gripper, with the foot of the power stretcher on the carpet
adjoining the wall and pressing on the carpet to impale it onto the gripper spikes where it will remain permanently.

Place the foot of the telescopic power stretcher at one end of the room and the head of the power stretcher at the other end.

a slab of carpet with ripples in it, in a room that has been lifted of the gripper and where the telescopic head of the power stretcher
has been applied against the carpet gripping it and stretching it. a slab of carpet with ripples in it, in a room that has been lifted of the gripper and where the telescopic head of the power stretcher
has been applied against the carpet gripping it and stretching it. The picture shows the teeth or spikes of the power stretcher that grip the carpet. a slab of carpet with ripples in it, in a room that has been lifted of the gripper and where the telescopic head of the power stretcher
has been applied against the carpet gripping it and stretching it. a slab of carpet with ripples in it, in a room that has been lifted of the gripper and where the telescopic head of the power stretcher
has been applied against the carpet gripping it and stretching it. The picture shows a carpet layer using the power stretcher to forcefully stretch the carpet and remove the
ripples.

Using the power stretchers lever stretch the carpet and with another tool impale it on the spikes of the gripper where it will remain permanently. Cut of the carpet that has risen up the wall and tuck in the carpet into the crotch between the wall and the gripper.

Another techique is to use the tubeless power stretcher, called the "bulldog". Stretch the carpet by means of the bulldog's lever and using the knee kicker impale the carpet onto the gripper's spikes.

a slab of carpet with ripples in it, in a room that has been lifted of the gripper, where the bulldog power stretcher has gripped 
 the carpet and stretched it. a slab of carpet with ripples in it, in a room that has been lifted of the gripper, where the bulldog power stretcher has gripped 
 the carpet and stretched it. Showing the bulldog power stretcher on it's side on the carpet with its teeth or spikes exposed. Also the knee kicker, hammer and 
 stairtool.



CARPET INSTALLERS AND CARPET LAYERS

Carpet laying is a physically strenuous job. Most carpet layers end up staining physical injuries. It takes years to learn how to perform excellent joins, stretch carpets, carry carpet rolls which can be 100 kilos or more, from his vehicle into the house, and if the house is a double store carry the carpet upstairs. All this without injuring himself. He is also called upon to draw up carpet laying plans and so he must know where to place carpet joins when planning the job from the beginning and give appropriate guidence on such matters.

Every job he does, he must do proffessionally, that is in a tradesmanlike manner or he doesn't get paid. In affixing the gripper around the perimeter of the rooms, he must nail nails 13 mm from the skirting boards with a hammer with considerable force and without hitting the skirting boards. A small room on avrage has 150 nails. If he works for builders the builders rarely clean the floors properly, so that as he is nailing a stream of dust is directed into his face. He is always on his knees having to get up and down constantly.

The carpet layer must be efficient and fast to make a living.

With such pressures around about 30% turn to drugs (ice is popular with them), alcohol or they become addicted gamblers with never a dollar in their pocket. This would place them in breach of the the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and therefor unemployable.

Most carpet layers currently working as sub-contractors, don't have any training in Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. This would be one of the reasons why they inflict physical injuries onto themselves.

In employing a carpet layer it is sensible to bear all this in mind.

carpet layers near me?

Do you live in Hoppers Crossing, Werribee, Derrimut, Altona, Altona meadows, Tarneit, Truganina, Caroline Springs, Williamstown, Newport or surrounding suburbs, and require the services of a carpet layer to lay your new carpet or do re-stretches or perform repairs on your existing carpet? If so you are within 30 minutes drive from our business premises. You are located close to us and for us travelling time to your job will be minimal and you will not be charged travelling time.

Any work that concord Floors performs carries with it a 12 month warranty and that it will be executed in a tradesmanlike manner meeting government standards.

concord floors has an accredited carpet layer with a "WHITE CARD" CERTIFICATION that he has been successfully trained in the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

the government white card certificate of accreditation for safety whilst executing a construction job for a 
 Concord Floors employee.

THIS CARPET LAYER, should you ask for it, give you advice on complying with the OHS Act, drawning on his training on this subject.

If so call us on 0412 740 200 or email us (m.krpina@hotmail.com) and let us know. We would love to do your work.

The following list is a directory of carpet layers that are idependent and in no way associated with Concord Floors, but whose prices are cost effective.

CARPET LAYERS


The following list is a directory of carpet installers that are idependent and in no way associated with Concord Floors.

CARPET INSTALLERS

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