fitting guides

At Carpetright we always recommend using expert fitters to lay your carpet or other flooring. Our recommended fitters have all passed the rigorous assessment process set by Which? to become a recognised Which? Trusted Trader, an endorsement scheme that acknowledges reputable traders. However, if you fancy taking on the challenge of installing your new flooring yourself it’s important to do it properly. Laying any kind of flooring requires patience and accuracy, but if you feel you’re up to the task, make sure you read our Fitting Guides before you begin.

Whether you’re fitting carpet, laying vinyl or installing laminate or engineered wood flooring, we have the expert advice to guide you through every step of the process. Packed full of information and tips from our professional flooring fitters, these easy to follow, step-by-step DIY fitting guides will help you get your new flooring right first time. Any mistakes made when you’re fitting flooring can be really expensive to put right, if you’re laying carpet or vinyl an error could completely ruin your brand new floor, wasting lots of time and money. The best way to avoid these dreaded DIY nightmares is to make sure you do your research first. Feel free to download and print the relevant fitting guide so you can refer back to it as you complete each step. Many of our guides even contain handy video tutorials, enabling you to simply press play and follow the instructions as you go along.

Good preparation is vitally important when performing any DIY task, and even more so when tackling a job as big as installing new flooring in your home. That’s why our floor Fitting Guides list all of the tools and materials you’ll need to complete the work, as well as tips on how to prepare the sub-floor for the best results possible. Floor fitting is a skill that can take time to properly master, so we’ve put our years of experience and knowledge into these handy guides so you have the advice and direction of a professional fitter at your fingertips if you choose to DIY. However, even better than that is to let us make it easier for you by using one of our recommended fitters.

How to fit Carpet

Discover the secrets to fitting carpet perfectly

How to lay Laminate Flooring

Ensure you achieve the perfect flooring finish

How to lay Vinyl Flooring

Simple steps to achieve a beautiful floor

How to lay Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Achieve a high end finish with this guide

How to lay Wood Flooring

Lay your engineered wood perfectly

How to lay Artificial Grass

Expert advice on laying the perfect lawn

How to fit Flooring Accessories

Learn how to add the final flourish to your floor

How to lay Underlay

Underlay is the perfect base for your new floor

our services

Our Recommended Fitting Service

Take the hassle out of flooring: choose our recommended professional fitting service, approved by Which? Trusted Traders.

Collect in Store

Need your order sooner? Choose our fast Click & Collect Store service.

Uplift & Disposal Service

We offer a uplift and disposal service to make getting rid of your old flooring easy.