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Rainbow Carpets on Westbourne Grove

Rainbow Carpets on Westbourne Grove

When I needed two new carpets I decided to try a local carpet shop rather than using one of the big chains. I visited Rainbow Carpets (which also trades as AA Flooring) on Westbourne Grove in Bayswater. On my first visit I asked some questions about their service. Here is a summary. Measuring – free. Delivery – free. [...]

Installing QuietFloor Plus from Sound Service

Installing QuietFloor Plus from Sound Service

As part of my flat redecoration I wanted to add some floor sound proofing to reduce noise coming from below. I decided to use the ‘Gold Carpet System’ from Sound Service in Oxford. This uses one layer of their SBM5 sound proofing mat (2mm) with a layer of their QuietFloor Plus (15mm) on top. The carpet goes over the top of this 17mm of [...]

Fixing squeaking floorboards

Fixing squeaking floorboards

Floorboard squeaks and creaks can be very annoying but there are a few ways you can try to fix them. Screwing floorboards down If individual floorboards are squeaking one potential solution is to screw them down to the joists. You’ll need to locate where the joists are. This is usually very easy as you can see the existing nails/screws [...]

Removing carpet grippers from floor boards

Removing carpet grippers from floor boards

If you are completely re-doing the flooring of a room (to go from carpet to wood flooring, or to lay sound proofing for example) you might need to remove the old carpet grippers. Here is how I removed the carpet grippers in one room. I used: A chisel with a fine sharp end that could get under the carpet gripper Another item to use as [...]