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The Secret to Carpet Threshold Strips that Last for Years

Posted by Andy Harrison, on January 6, 2023. Tags: ,

Most of us know that if you have carpets fitted then you require carpet threshold strips across the doorways to join them up. But, does it matter which ones? Well yes, it is certainly worth doing your homework, very much like you would when you choose a new carpet.  Looks, quality and durability can all […]

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The Ultimate in Quality Stair Rods for the Home

Posted by Andy Harrison, on August 26, 2022. Tags: , ,

Discover what attributes to look for when choosing your carpet runner rods Having chosen a smart carpet runner for your staircase, the next question is which stair rods to install.? Do you opt for quality stair rods or purchase off-the-peg runner rods? Here we consider what to look for when making your choice as there […]

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The 5 chrome carpet trim everyone needs in their home

Posted by Andy Harrison, on July 13, 2022. Tags: , ,

In this article, we highlight the 5 most popular chrome carpet trim, which are all top-notch quality, and explain what makes them such firm favourites with home owners. Chrome is currently an in vogue colour and is typically supplied polished with a sparkling, shiny surface. Brushed chrome is also an option but these have a […]

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How to fit Stair Carpet Clips

Posted by Andy Harrison, on February 18, 2022.

Stair carpet clips are an alternative to stair rods and make an attractive decorative feature on a staircase which is fitted with a stair runner.  Fitted on either side of a stair runner carpet, on each step, they add character and have a certain eye-catching appeal. The detailed embellishment for the Victorian Stair Clips make […]

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Joining flooring in your home? Find the correct brass threshold strip to do the job

Posted by Andy Harrison, on January 21, 2022. Tags: , ,

When joining together most types of flooring in a doorway, a quality brass threshold strip is always a good investment. Avoid the dents, dimples and buckles which readily appear in soft aluminium door strips and instead fit a purpose-designed, sturdy brass one which is manufactured to last for many years and enhances your flooring rather […]

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What is a Z bar carpet to hard floor joining strip?

Posted by Andy Harrison, on November 12, 2021. Tags:

We all know what a carpet is but not many outside the carpet industry know what a Z Bar is, nor when to install it. Likewise, what is meant by the term “hard floor”? In this article, I’ll explain the trade-speak terminology and explain when a Z Bar carpet to hard floor is the perfect […]

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What are carpet shims used for and which one do I need?

Posted by Andy Harrison, on October 15, 2021. Tags: ,

Install carpet shims under a carpet across a doorway and create a gentle, upwards gradient to create a smooth transition. In so doing, you can avoid creating unwanted mini-steps in your home. Carpet shims solve level differences from 15mm to 35mm when joining a carpet to hard floorcoverings such as porcelain tiles, marble floors, stone […]

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How do I level my uneven door threshold?

Posted by Andy Harrison, on September 9, 2021.

How to cope with an uneven door threshold is a common question. Depending on the flooring installation, there are a number of specialist door thresholds which deal with a difference in floor level. Here we explore a few examples and provide some practical technical tips to help you create a smart and safe join. Scenario […]

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The best door bars for thick carpets

Posted by Andy Harrison, on September 7, 2021.

Ultra-thick, deep-pile carpets seem to be back in fashion. Consequently, the question we are being asked is which door bars do we suggest you use for thick carpets? Luxury carpet brands such as Jacaranda has always had a name for fabulously thick designs. For example, their chunky Agra range is made in a fusion of […]

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Which threshold strips do I need?

Posted by Andy Harrison, on September 7, 2021.

A threshold strip is a means to securely join two floorcoverings together, covering any raw edges. They are commonly used in a doorway, joining the floorcovering in one room to the next, but they also make great room dividers. Alternative terminology for threshold strips It can get pretty confusing as there are several other names […]

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I need a door threshold carpet to tile but which one?

Posted by Andy Harrison, on August 13, 2021.

A door threshold carpet to tile comes with a choice of features. Deciding which option is not difficult but it is worth checking a few facts before deciding. Designed to create a join between a carpet and a ceramic or porcelain tiled floor, this type of door threshold has three key benefits: Creates a smart […]

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How to fit a smart step edge to match luxury vinyl covered steps?

Posted by Andy Harrison, on April 26, 2021. Tags: ,

Opting for a luxury vinyl (LVT) floor covering for home staircases has become highly fashionable. But how do you protect and finish the step edge to cover up the seams and protect the vulnerable front lip? Unlike a stair runner which is fitted in one piece, a fitter installs the LVT on each step, individually, […]

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New 1-metre-long stair edge nosing for laminate and vinyl flooring

Posted by Andy Harrison, on March 30, 2021. Tags:

We are pleased to have expanded the range of stair edge nosing that we sell to include a new 1metre (1000mm) long option. For those who still work in old money, that is about 39 inches long and a useful length for domestic staircases. This new option is in addition to the existing 900mm, 1800mm […]

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Quality door thresholds for your home & how to choose the right ones

Posted by Andy Harrison, on February 19, 2021. Tags:

Sometimes, having a choice can be amazing: other times it can be annoyingly difficult. For instance, we probably offer the best choice around of quality door thresholds and profiles – either online or in the shops. But how to choose what is right for you from the thousands of items? Here, we suggest a few […]

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How to Join Flooring in a Doorway Using a Laminate Floor Door Trim

Posted by Andy Harrison, on January 28, 2021.

Laminate flooring is a hugely popular type of flooring and fitted throughout the home. Given the fact that we sell a comprehensive selection of door thresholds for all genres of flooring, we frequently get asked what people should use as a laminate floor door trim.  There are a few, attractive options but first you need […]

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Save money on motorhome carpets – use Easybind carpet binding

Posted by Andy Harrison, on November 20, 2020. Tags:

A customer recently got in touch to show us the excellent job he had done making his own motorhome carpets, using our Coch y Bonddu coloured carpet edging tape. Easybind carpet binding is a smart-looking, rope edge trim which works on all styles of carpet. Understandably, he is pretty pleased with his diy skills and […]

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Specialist carpet door bars to transition between different floor levels

Posted by Andy Harrison, on September 29, 2020.

A common problem is what to do where two floors meet and, for whatever reason, they are not level or flat with each other. How do you transition between different floor levels and bridge from one to the other without it looking a mess? Few people want a step, as they can be a trip […]

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Door Carpet Bars – How to Choose the Right One

Posted by Andy Harrison, on August 20, 2020.

So, you have ordered smart, new carpets for your home. Your fitter has told you to buy some quality door carpet bars, as you don’t like the cheap, aluminium ones he uses. But, which type exactly? You’ve popped down to the DIY shop and realised you don’t like their flimsy door threshold strips either. Your […]

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Fitting stair rods for runners – what you need to know

Posted by Andy Harrison, on July 23, 2020.

Fitting stair rods for runners introduces instant style and an eye-catching feature to a staircase. There are over 40 different designs from which to choose in an array of finishes, from matt black to polished chrome, antique brass to pewter. Whether you are looking for classic appeal or decorating with bold glamour in mind, stair […]

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Tramline new transition strips for vinyl flooring for the perfect match

Posted by Andy Harrison, on May 13, 2020. Tags:

The new Ali transition strips for vinyl flooring are a welcome innovation, which mean your vinyl door bars coordinate with the design of your vinyl. The popularity of lvt, otherwise known as luxury vinyl tiles, as a flooring choice for the home is rising. The vinyl plank look is particularly in vogue, likewise vinyl stone-look […]

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How to make a fitted door mat well

Posted by Andy Harrison, on April 28, 2020. Tags:

The hall mat takes a pounding in most homes. Shoes, muddy paws, the wheels of grandpa’s roller and for city dwellers the bike all traipse through the front door, complete with muck and water. The new Premier Matwell profiles are ideal for creating a fitted door mat well, custom-made to suit your hall. Here we […]

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How to install a door threshold between rooms for beginners

Posted by Andy Harrison, on April 2, 2020. Tags:

Stuck at home due to Covid-19, many of us are noticing home improvements we’d really like to crack on with. Replacing dented, scratched and poorly fitting door threshold strips throughout the house so that they all match and look pristine is one such satisfying job. So, how to install a door threshold if you’ve never […]

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Affordable New Decorative Pipe Covers Hide Unsightly Gaps

Posted by Andy Harrison, on March 20, 2020.

The new Pipe Collars that have just come into stock are a great find. And, such an easy-to-install product too with attractive designs and so practical. They hide those ugly holes around radiator pipes where the pipework meets your floor. Instead of dirty, dusty holes, spotted around the edge with paint from the last time […]

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How to choose the right carpet to tile joiner

Posted by Andy Harrison, on January 3, 2020.

You know you need to buy a carpet to tile joiner to transition link your carpet to your tiled floor but you don’t know which design specification to choose. If you are employing a fitter, then you can ask them. However, you know you want a better quality door threshold trim than the standard, cheap […]

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Easy to Fix Self-Adhesive Door Threshold Strips

Posted by Andy Harrison, on November 14, 2019.

The issue of underfloor heating is a pressing one for many homeowners, when it comes to installing door thresholds. This is particularly the case for those hoping to do-it-yourself. The good news is that there is an excellent range of self-adhesive door threshold strips available: excellent quality and in a choice of ten metal finishes. […]

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