At Carpetright we always recommend using expert fitters to lay your carpet or other flooring and we only recommend fitters trained by the Flooring Industry Training Association. 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.