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carpets - to board or not?

Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:48 pm


having carpets fitted soon in our house. just wondering if i should lay hardboard first. the floorboards are old but in reasonable condition and pretty flat. a few biggish gaps here and there (5mm). we are laying a reasonably good quality carpet with a good quality underlay. will boarding be necessary or is it always advisable? i dont want the boards to be visible through the carpet.


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Postby Perry525 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:02 pm

A decent carpet needs more than "pretty flat"
You really need to sand all bumps down and fit hardboard.
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Postby billy d » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:15 pm

hi chris perry really is right ,just a tip for the hardboard slightly dampen the rough side before you tack it down so you do not get any bumps in it ,hope Iam not to late.
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