Are You Thinking About Fitting A Carpet?

carpet fitting dubai Have you found the perfect flooring? At Flooring & Carpets Dubai, we thrive when helping our customers find the carpeting or other floorings that will turn their house into a home.

If you want to ensure that your fit is perfect with no excess material, hiring a professional fitter can get the job done. This ensures that necessary measurements are taken and that the work is carried out correctly.

If you’re looking to do it yourself, however, has a great guide outlining the best ways to lay carpet so it’s not only stylish but also functional!

At Flooring Dubai we make it our business to help you relax knowing that your carpets are being fitted by professionals. You should always leave experienced fitters for the actual fitting of your new carpet in order to achieve the best results.

Below, you’ll find some very useful tips and accessories you’ll need when having carpets fitted, as well as a checklist for any preparation work you plan on doing before the new flooring is installed.

If this is something that’s applicable for you – we’re also offering to add a tradesman for an extra $50/hour just for a consultation! Flooring Direct recommends this package if there are ever any concerns about how fixtures will be installed or decorative features will be handled.

Carpet Fitting Bible

Areas we’ll cover:


2. Tools for the job

3. Out with the old

4. Preparation is key

5. Underlay and accessories

6. Extra tips on fitting your carpet

7. The perfect finish and the aftercare

Measuring Your Home

Picture your home

We’re not asking you to paint a mural, but drawing out each room and the spaces between them will give you a big picture of what your finished floor plan might look like. Get some paper, tape it on the wall where you have space to spare and sketch the rooms of your house.

Nooks and crannies

If there are any other structures like a chimney breast or a fireplace inside the room, then ignore the indentations they make and measure the perimeter of only that part of the room. The fitting for your flooring begins from these areas it will be cut around these structures.


If you notice indentations on the floor when you’re measuring the size of your carpet, do not include them in your measurement. When the rug is installed, it will be cut to fit around these indents.

One last check

Measure twice and cut once when it comes to carpets. Since once the custom-size rug has been ordered and is about to be delivered, you must make sure it fits in all the places before you take it home. So, measure up more than once and cover a little extra for the trims and overruns!

How To Measure Your Stairs

Stairs and steps are no different when it comes to measuring the surface areas for your new flooring. Measuring the height, depth, and length of each step will give you an accurate length which you will need to multiply by the width.

Allow for slightly more room than is necessary to cover the stairs. You want to leave enough excess carpet blank space but not too much that it would look tacky. carpet fitting Dubai

Remember to measure each individual step so as to ensure you have the correct dimensions noted before placing your order!

Tools For The Job

Having the right tools for your trade is extremely important. You might already have many of them, but you might also need some additional tools as well.

There are a number of specialized tools that one needs when replacing carpets such as tugging tape and stapling guns. Tools are useful because they can help make tasks easier or quicker to complete! Unfortunately,

many people overlook the importance of having them around or don’t realize their usefulness until it’s too late.

  • Hammer
  • Carpet tucker
  • Stanley knife
  • 19mm nails
  • 10mm nails
  • Pipe and cable detector
  • Gloves
  • Hacksaw
  • Carpet Stretcher
  • Vacuum cleaner

Out With The Old And Prep For The New

So you’ve come this far, well done! Next, make sure to prepare your floor. Preparing the surface you plan to lay your new flooring on is absolutely vital if you want a clean fit and no underlying issues afterward.

Removing Old Flooring

Removing any existing flooring and making sure to not damage any foundations of the floor are both key processes in creating a strong foundation on which to lay your new carpet.

Clearing the subfloor of any dirt and grime will help create a surface that’s flat, clean, and evenly prepared for fresh material. Laying down any extra materials such as padding will give you extra protection

while helping mold the height of your carpet into your room’s shape. It’s worth spending some time getting rid of problematic matter as small irregularities

will become noticed on an otherwise pristine piece of carpet like a heel mark or nail hole where it least belongs. carpet fitting Dubai

Sub Floor Preparation Tips

If you have damaged flooring, cracked concrete, or even broken wood, we can help you get around it. In many cases, laying tongue and groove floorboards is the most effective way to prep the floor for a new luxurious carpet.

It’s also a great way to reduce draught atop floorboards.

If your floor is concrete or has previously been leveled with a smoothing compound, you may have to remodel it. You need to make sure you have the right kind of material installed on your floor in order to not risk slipping and falling.

There are many different types of floor screeds on the market that would be suitable.

You’ll be on your knees for quite some time so make sure you invest in some comfortable cushions to rest your knees.

Check the condition of your floorboards. Look for rogue or protruding nails that might be hiding in the spaces between them and if you find any, pull them out using the claw end of your hammer to avoid injury.

Ensure there is no pipe or cable under your floor where you’re planning on laying new flooring. Use 19mm nails to reduce the risk of piercing a pipe or cable underneath the foundation of your home. carpet fitting Dubai

Underlay And Accessories

Get To Grips

At Flooring Dubai, we make sure that if you’re unsure of how to fit your new carpet, or are feeling a little lazy on the day you go to install it, we’ll be there to help! We stock a range of accessories to aid you in fitting your carpet like gripper rods. These rods measure and come ready for you to keep your newly fitted carpet in place.

Wooden Floors

Use rods three times the thickness of your carpet away from the skirting boards when fitting the carpet against the wooden floor.

Standard hacksaws work well for cutting Gripper Rods to size and, of course, it’s crucial that you protect your hands and wear suitable gloves. provides all of the materials needed to build a robot,

so there’s no fiddling around deciding what to purchase! If you follow our instructions step by step and don’t deviate from these guidelines, success is yours for the taking!

Carpet Underlay

Supplying luxury handmade carpets that provide unmatched comfort underfoot is our priority. When it comes to the selection of carpets and underlay at, we believe you shouldn’t have to settle for second best!

The key to having a comfortable carpet lies in your underlay. This relatively thin material of cushioning in between the surface of the floor and the carpet itself helps to insulate your newly laid carpet from everything around it.

A good underlay will naturally keep your home insulated, even on its own! Of course, we can help you to achieve further savings through our industry-leading insulation solutions

but whatever other benefits you want to achieve, here at Global Insulation Supplies we’ll be more than happy to support you through every step of the process.