When I tap my hand on the existing carpet I hear different sounds coming from the floorboards depending on where I tap.
The property is Victorian, built in about 1890, so is this quite normal? Are these range of sounds (ranging from just the sound of the carpet itself to a vibrating sound) due to whether the nails/screws are right, and whether there could be cracks in the boards or around the nails/screws?
On replacing the carpet should I get a joiner to take a look at the floorboards to see whether any maintenance/repairs is required?
One other thing, when vinyl was fitted in the kitchen there were creases in a couple of areas - the fitters said that they would go away. I rented the flat out for a couple of years, but it turns out that these creases are still there, but the company from whom I bought the vinyl has since gone bust.
Is this easy enough to get sorted given that they have been there since the vinyl was laid?
It doesn't sound anything drastic,if it doesn't bother you leave it,if you get a joiner he might feel obliged to find a problem and start taking up floorboards which could turn out to be costly,I would wait until you fit a new carpet,take up the old one a few days before to see the condition underneath.
As for the vinyl,I am not an expert but would have complained straight away,there should never be a ripple in vinyl or a carpet when laid new.
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