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LVT vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring: Making the Right Choice for Your Home

Posted by Nick Acaster, on June 6, 2023. Tags: ,

When it comes to choosing the perfect flooring for your home, you’re faced with a myriad of options. Two popular choices that often stand out are Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Engineered Hardwood. Each flooring type has its unique advantages, and understanding them can help you make an informed decision that best suits your lifestyle […]

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When to use metal floor transition strips

Posted by Nick Acaster, on May 24, 2023. Tags: , ,

Metal floor transition strips come in a wide choice of profile shapes and serve numerous functions. Perhaps best known for joining carpets across a doorway, today, designs cater for all types of floorcoverings and scenarios. Whether you need to cover a gap between floorcoverings, smoothly transition between different levels or join flooring in doorways and […]

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Spotlight on Carpet Door Plates for Floor Coverings

Posted by Nick Acaster, on May 9, 2023. Tags: ,

“If you can get some carpet door plates by Friday, I’ll fit them and we’ll be done”.  A common request from many a local builder or carpenter when finishing off a new home extension or renovation project. Sounds simple but when you search online for carpet door bars and the like the choice is extensive […]

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Compare Carpet Door Bars to Find the Perfect One for You

Posted by Nick Acaster, on April 12, 2023. Tags: ,

In this blog, we put the spotlight on carpet door bars – specifically quality ones. For those un-used to purchasing door bars or door thresholds, we highlight which features are important to consider when choosing. As a retailer specialising in quality accessories for all types of flooring, we understand that home owners are typically looking […]

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Find the right door bar for your flooring

Posted by Nick Acaster, on March 30, 2023. Tags: , ,

When it comes to selecting a door bar to join the seam between flooring across a doorway or room, there is a wide choice. Similarly known as door thresholds, they come in a variety of designs, sizes and finishes and it is worth doing a little research before purchasing, as it is certainly not the […]

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Choosing a carpet door strip – all you need to know in less than 3 minutes

Posted by Nick Acaster, on February 24, 2023. Tags: ,

Choosing a carpet door strip for the first time can be a bit daunting. They tend not to be something we shop for frequently and who knew there were so many options!  So, which carpet door bar is right for your specific situation?  Here we discuss the key questions customers ask and explain the fundamental […]

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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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Find the Right Carpet Bar for Your Home – Advice & Inspiration

Posted by Nick Acaster, on October 14, 2022. Tags: ,

Not so long ago, you had to make do with the standard silver or gold carpet bars, ridged in appearance and made of aluminium which easily dented and soon became tatty. However, today there is a comprehensive choice of carpet thresholds available for the home, designed to provide specific solutions to common installation issues and […]

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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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Embrace retro with chrome carpet trims

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on June 15, 2022. Tags: ,

Love the look of pristine, beautifully polished chrome carpet trims? Then you are not alone. Whilst for some it may feel like a step back to the 80’s, chrome, the aesthetic of chrome door thresholds can add pizzazz and drama to today’s home. Here we tap into the vibe and suggest how to integrate chrome […]

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Which is the Best Carpet to Carpet Threshold for Looks & Design?

Posted by Nick Acaster, on May 25, 2022. Tags: ,

A recent conversation with a customer about finding an appropriate, high quality carpet to carpet threshold for his home highlighted a common dilemma. He told us that he had nothing against his local DIY mega store but he wanted carpet door bars that are solid and look much better quality than the carpet door strips […]

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Why looks matter when choosing a carpet joining strip

Posted by Nick Acaster, on March 15, 2022. Tags: ,

However luxuriant the pile and beautiful the design and colour of your carpet, a low quality, poorly fitted carpet joining strip will spoil the overall look. It can be so annoying when it is the detail of the unsatisfactory door threshold strips which catch the eye rather than the super-expensive and fabulous carpet! Purchasing threshold […]

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A beginner’s guide: how to fix a carpet to tile with a transition

Posted by Duncan Brady, on February 3, 2022. Tags: ,

A common query from home owners getting to grips with home improvements is how you should fix carpet to tile with a transition. So, in this post I’m going highlight the door threshold options available, how they work, and on the way mention a few pitfalls you’ll probably want to avoid. Don’t worry, I’ll keep […]

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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 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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Uneven Door Thresholds – Solutions to a Common Problem

Posted by Nick Acaster, on November 28, 2019. Tags: , ,

Uneven door thresholds are a common problem. When your builder has finished installing your smart, new bathroom, complete with underfloor heating, you may find your floor level is now higher than it used to be and you have a step up from your landing. Likewise, a similar issue arises when you decide to screed over […]

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Flooring T-Bars that Fill that Gap in your Floor

Posted by Nick Acaster, on June 7, 2016. Tags:

Sanity is in site! We have a new product available online called Little T and Big T. These flooring t-bars solve no end of join problems between different types of hard flooring. The floor is often one of the last things to be completed when you’ve had building works done in your home. At this […]

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Carpet Transition Strips Just Got Much Longer

Posted by Nick Acaster, on October 14, 2013. Tags: ,

Great news!  We can now supply extra long carpet transition strips at Carpetrunners.  Up until now, our Premier Door Bars and coordinating Cover Door Plate have just been available in 90 cm / 35 inch lengths but we now have them in a much longer and useful 270 cm, that’s 106”, or 8 feet 10 […]

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