Carpet and Flooring FAQ


How much do you charge for gripper? At Carpetwise gripper is included within the price, we will replace or lay new as required. However if the gripper you have down is in good condition then we will re-use it so as to avoid hammering more nails in to you floorboards or stairs. Many of our competitors and national chains charge extra for gripper, beware of hidden extras!

How much do you charge for fitting carpet? All standard room carpet fitting costs are free on orders over £150. Stairs & bathrooms attract a small additional charge of £50 Ex VAT due to the extra work involved.

How do you measure a room for carpet? You need to measure the width and length at the widest points of the room, being careful to measure in to any alcoves or drop backs, and in to any door ways. This will provide you with two measurements, length and width. Add 10cm to each of your measurements. Carpets typically come in 4 metre and 5 metre widths (some, although not many, are in widths of 1 to 5 metres). To work out the square metres that you will need, round either the width or the length up to 4m or 5m and then multiply by the remaining dimension. If your room is larger than 5m in both width and length then we will need to put a join in the carpet but we can discuss that with you.

i.e. your room is 3.8m x 3.4m, in this case the 3.8m will become 4m and the 3.4m will become 3.50m. When multiplied that provides you with 14.00 square metres.

Measuring for Vinyl is exactly the same except vinyl comes in 2m 3m & 4m widths. You also need to take in to account the pattern direction on a vinyl (if it has one) i.e. a wood plank effect, which way would you prefer the planks to run.

Remember, we offer a free home estimating service in and around Milton Keynes where we come out to you.

Can some carpets be cleaned with bleach? Yes, most man made polypropylene carpets can be cleaned with a solution of bleach and water. We are happy to talk to you about the benefits of easy clean carpets and have a huge range available for you to see.

Can you uplift and take away my old carpet? For a very modest fee we can remove and dispose of your old carpet so you don’t have to. This is an optional service and you can of course remove and dispose of your own carpet yourself.

Some of my furniture is really heavy and I can’t move it. If you are not able or don’t want to move furniture then for a small charge our fitters can help you move furniture out of the room for fitting and then back in again once the job is done. So don’t injure yourself trying to move something that is too heavy for you.

Does the room need to be totally empty? In an ideal world all rooms would be empty, however in real life that is not always practical. All small items need to be removed but if you have a piece of furniture that can’t be moved out of the room then we can advise the best course of action and the vast majority of time can fit the carpet and move the piece of furniture around as needed. We live in the real world and need to be sensible.

How much does your carpet cost? We can provide carpet fully fitted from less than £13 per square metre to over £50 per square metre. So we cater for all budgets and can assist you with choosing a carpet appropriate to your needs and your budget.

What areas do you cover? We cover an area around Milton Keynes, roughly a 12 mile radius. That covers all of the estates in Milton Keynes, Stony Stratford, Bletchley, Wolverton, Cosgrove, Hanslope, Yardley Gobion, Deanshanger, Buckingham, Wicken, Cranfield, Beachampton, Potterspury, Towcester, Olney, Newport Pagnell, Whaddon, Newton Longville, Woburn, Woburn Sands, the Brickhills and more (sorry if we missed you out). Call or message us to confirm.

I only want some vinyl in my bathroom and it’s really small.. We stock vinyl in 2m, 3m and 4m widths, by pretty much whatever length you need. This means that it is very economical to get the vinyl floor of your choice, no more asking about off-cuts or end of rolls, with little or no choice. Most vinyl flooring, excluding fitting, cost around £35-£80 for an average sized bathroom. It can be a very practical, excellent looking floor covering.

I’m decorating / having work done to several rooms in the house. Do I need to get everything fitted by you at once? No not at all, we are very flexible and can store the carpets or flooring for you and fit over several days or weeks in line with your schedule.



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