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Carpet Surgeon Saves the Day Again with Mishap Home Cleaning Solution

Rug Doctors and external hire home cleaning agents may seem like a cheaper alternative to a hired carpet specialist, however, in the long run the latter is the most cost effective way to get the job you required done, properly!

Our friendly, family run business has been dealing with the soft flooring industry for over 30 years and in this time we have witnessed one carpet disaster to another. Statistically, 9/10 calls we get are from people using home solutions and a well-known carpet cleaning hire machine, which actually leave their carpets in a worst state than they were originally.

The most common problem we see from these types of calls is the shrinking of carpet/ soft flooring. This happens when the ‘do it yourself’, machines are not operated properly and leave disastrous and sometimes costly results.

This happened to one local public house in Lichfield. The business was recently going under refurbishment. To keep cost down they hired a well-known carpet cleaner, however, as stated this didn’t operate properly and shrunk one of the carpets, forcing them to call a local carpet cleaners and resulted in them never getting the shrunken carpet fixed. Replacing the shrunken carpet and losing the initial money paid for the hired machine.

‘My Carpets Have Shrunk!’ Do not despair.

If you find yourself in a situation like this whether it is for commercial or domestic use there are other options you have a part from tossing the carpet and purchasing a new one. Shrunken carpets can nine times out of ten be fixed with the method of stretching them back. This is a service we offer and we will be happy to help you with.

If you need a carpet stretching due to a bad experience with a home carpet solution or for any of your commercial or domestic soft flooring needs get in touch today, and The Carpet Surgeon can come to your rescue. If you intend to keep your carpets full size this year, contact Paul at Carpet Surgeon on: 01827 261782 or email  paul@carpetsurgeon.co.uk. Carpet Surgeon doesn’t clean the carpets, but we can always recommend an established local carpet cleaner, Cathedral ChemDry.

Carpet Stretching and Fitting in Four Oaks

Have you just moved into the Four Oaks area? If the answer to this is yes, then hello from your local, family run soft flooring servicers! As part of the local community we offer services to those living in and around the Birmingham, Sutton and Tamworth area.

When moving into a new property there is a lot to think about. It takes time to get everything moved in, purchasing new furniture, re-doing the windows, setting up the broadband and then finding out there’s a problem with the gas or electric. If you’ve just moved into a new property and are keeping the soft furnishings let us handle one thing off your to-do list, we will get your carpet looking fresh and feeling new!

Older carpets can have bubbles and furniture imprints in them, to combat this we offer a carpet stretching service to remove any indentations, in turn sprucing up your house and turning it into a home.

For example, one new tenant we have recently seen in Four Oaks moved in to a beautiful house that use to have a piano situated in the drawing room. This was clear by the apparent dents in the carpet from the heavy instrument. The carpet was still beautifully kept and the home owners wanted to keep this in. First of all they thought about replacing the carpet, however couldn’t find a soft flooring that matched their requirements, on top of that they didn’t really feel like throwing out a perfectly good carpet for they sakes of a few indentations. This is where we step in.

No job is too big and will cost you a fraction of the price of buying new carpets or claiming on your house insurance! We can even recommend a local carpet cleaner in order to make the carpet really feel brand new! However, if you do purchase a new carpet or soft flooring we do also offer fitting to the highest possible standard!

If you need a carpet stretching due to imprints left by old tenants and live in Four Oaks and the surrounding areas, or you’ve had a rearrange in your home and the flooring needs a stretch – for any of your commercial or domestic soft flooring needs get in touch today, and The Carpet Surgeon can come to your rescue. If you intend to keep your carpets full size this year, contact Paul at Carpet Surgeon on: 01827 261782 or email  paul@carpetsurgeon.co.uk. Carpet Surgeon doesn’t clean the carpets, but we can always recommend an established local carpet cleaner, Cathedral ChemDry.

What to do if you need urgent carpet fitting for a wedding venue

Anyone in the wedding industry will appreciate how important it is for every element of a bride and groom’s big day to be perfect, right down to the finest detail.

If you operate a wedding venue, you’ll know that creating the best environment for that once-in-a-lifetime event is key to the success of your business.

This starts with providing the perfect setting for the wedding to take place in. The ceremony room, function suite or marquee that will host a wedding is the foundation for the big day, from the lighting and décor to the curtains and carpets.

We count a number of hotels, retailers and leisure operators among our base of loyal customers, such as Drayton Manor Hotel, Best Western Hotels, Ramada Hotels, Harvey Nichols and Multiplex Cinemas. This means we are experts when it comes to carpet fitting for wedding venues.

A professional and flexible service for your commercial carpet fitting

When it comes to carpet fitting for wedding venues, we appreciate your need for flexibility and professionalism. Just as with any commercial carpet fitting, we work quickly and quietly and at hours to suit you, in order to avoid disruption to your business, its customers and employees.

This can sometimes mean working at evenings or weekends, outside normal hours, or at short notice. We recently fitted a carpet at Brook Marston Farm Hotel, near Sutton Coldfield, which had to be laid the evening before a wedding the next day. Not only did the job have to be completed in time, but it also had to be completed to the high standards expected of a luxury wedding venue.

If you have an urgent job, we will do our utmost to get it done in the time available, so make sure you get in touch with us straight away – even if you think it might be too late. As local carpet fitters, we are often able to accommodate your urgent requests, especially when there is a big event, such as a wedding, coming up.

Carpet fitting for weddings

At Carpet Surgeon, we supply, as well as fit, carpets and have a range of carpets to choose from to suit all tastes, budgets and requirements. Carpet fitting for wedding venues requires consideration being given to the material and durability of the carpet fitted, as well as the style and colour. There can be a lot of foot traffic when business is booming and areas with high footfall obviously need more durable carpets to last as long as possible.

Our expert advice, choice of carpets and carpet fitting service makes us the perfect one-stop shop for commercial carpet fitting. As was the case with the Brook Marston Farm Hotel, this enables us to offer a quick service with a quick turnaround where speed is of the essence.

Out of hours carpet fitting service

Carpet Surgeon is a popular choice among local businesses and we will always try to get the job done as quickly as we can. We are committed to supporting our fellow local businesses and providing complete satisfaction, so we will go above and beyond to meet your urgent requests where possible.

With more than 30 years of experience in professional carpet fitting and a ‘can do’ attitude, you can expect high standards from our team.

If you’re a wedding venue or other business with a need for an urgent but professional carpet fitting in time for a big event, then look no further than your local Tamworth carpet fitting specialists, Carpet Surgeon.

 

Luscious green grass to be proud of with our artificial lawn fitting service

It’s a busy time of year for our artificial lawn fitting service and our experts are currently working hard transforming the gardens of Tamworth into lush everlasting lawns.

This includes a recent artificial lawn fitting job in Glascote village, Tamworth, where we replaced a 70 square-foot section of turf with artificial grass.

Artificial grass looks amazing and is growing in popularity all the time. It’s becoming an increasingly common feature of gardens and sports pitches across Britain for a number of reasons, which you can read more about in our previous blog on the benefits of artificial grass.

The success of your new ever-lasting lawn does rely to a large extent on how it is installed and like many things, it pays to make sure the job is done professionally in the first place. We are experts when it comes to artificial grass – it’s basically just an outdoor carpet after all – and when you call us in for the job, you can rest assured that it will be done properly.

It doesn’t matter what shape your garden is and whether you need an edging border or not, we can install your artificial lawn for you.

Look at our artificial grass samples to help you decide

The design and manufacture of artificial grass has moved on significantly in recent years and you’ll be hard pushed to tell the difference between real and artificial lawns.

Artificial Grass Glascote village

There are now many different styles of artificial grass to choose from, and there are various considerations when it comes to choosing the right one for you.

As part of our artificial lawn fitting service in Glascote, Tamworth, and the surrounding areas, we will show you samples of the different styles available, combining different colour shades and textures for a natural looking effect.

We will also discuss your garden with you in detail for a perfect end result. No matter what style you choose, you’ll end up with a lawn that will continue to look as lush and vibrant as the day it was first installed.

Installing your artificial grass

The installation of your artificial grass needs a professional touch if it’s to stand the test of time. It’s important that the ground underneath is prepared correctly to make sure the new lawn doesn’t ripple or buckle over time.

We will take great care in that preparation during a meticulous process which involves lifting existing surfaces and assessing the exposed substrate. Hard-core, sharp sand and a weed membrane will then be used to make sure the surface is completely level before the artificial grass is laid. All these factors are a vital part of the process to ensure the drainage is good and that you’ll never have to weed your lawn again. There will be no gaps or visible seams and stepping out onto your new artificial grass lawn will be just like walking onto a carpet.

To take advantage of our artificial lawn fitting service and to discuss your garden in detail, contact Carpet Surgeon or call 01827 261782 for a quote.

Everything you need to know about professional carpet fitting in Tamworth

If you need a carpet fitting in Two Gates, or the wider Tamworth area, you’ve come to the right place. Carpet Surgeon are experts in carpets, with more than 30 years of experience in both carpet fitting and carpet repairs.

As a family-run business based in Tamworth, we have carpeted hundreds of homes throughout the area and business continues to grow through recommendation and word of mouth.

Lots of our new customers also find us on Google, but once they have used our professional services once, we often end up supplying, fitting or repairing their carpets for years to come.

If you need a carpet fitting in Tamworth, you might be wondering whether you should have a go at fitting the carpet yourself. With that in mind, here are a few reasons why it’s worth calling in the services of a local professional carpet fitter.

Long-lasting results

A new carpet represents a significant investment in your property and it has to last for several years. Carpets that are not fitted properly do not last long. Good carpet fitting requires the carpet to be stretched and fixed correctly for a smooth surface. This means executing edges and joins seamlessly for perfect, long-lasting results. Edges and joins that are not properly executed could fray and unravel, while the carpet itself could start to look shabby very quickly if it’s not fitted correctly.

Professional carpet fitting from the ground up

A well-fitted carpet starts with a well-prepared sub-floor. At Carpet Surgeon, we understand the different sub-floor types and ensure this is correctly prepared to provide the perfect foundation for your smooth finish. Without the correct underlay, your carpet could be susceptible to ridges and ripples appearing.

Minimise waste and reduce the cost

Professional carpet fitting begins with professional measuring up to minimise waste and reduce the cost. Especially if you have an odd-shaped room, professional measuring up can reduce the amount of carpet you need to buy.

A well-fitted carpet that looks great

It’s not just about laying a carpet, smoothing it out and fixing it. Professional carpet fitters also consider factors such as the pattern of the carpet and the direction of light. This can make a huge difference to the overall look of your carpet, especially where joins are concerned.

The correct tools for the job

Our professional carpet fitters know how to get the best out of your carpet and this includes having the right grippers, underlay and tools to ensure it stands the test of time.

Fast and affordable carpet fitting in Tamworth

Our professional carpet fitters will fit your new carpet quickly and efficiently with minimum disruption to your family or business. Our decades of experience mean we will be in and out in no time, leaving you with a beautifully-fitted carpet that looks great and will last.

Save money in the long run

You’ve probably spent hundreds of pounds on your new carpet and you may want to save money by fitting it yourself. However, by appointing a professional carpet fitter in Tamworth, you could save money in the long run. A well fitted carpet looks better and lasts longer. That’s not to mention if something goes wrong in the DIY measuring or fitting of your carpet.

Carpet Surgeon knows everything there is to know about making your carpet look the very best it can, no matter how much it costs.

We can also supply carpets for a one-stop convenient service and have a wide range to choose from to suit all tastes.

We deliver local craftmanship alongside friendly customer service. If you need a carpet fitting in Two Gates, or Tamworth, contact Carpet Surgeon or call us on 01827 261 782.

Why choose artificial grass this summer?

You may have gathered that we are experts in all things carpet, but did you know that our vast experience also extends to outdoor carpets? We’re talking of course about artificial grass.

We’re heading into our busiest time of year for installing artificial grass and we will spend the next few months turning the patchy, overgrown gardens of Tamworth into luscious bowling green style lawns.

The market for artificial grass is growing, particularly as manufacturing techniques and the quality of the product improve – it’s now often difficult to tell the difference between artificial and real grass, other than artificial grass looks much better.

At the same time our lives are getting busier and busier.

Imagine a world in which you don’t have to worry about finding time to mow the lawn every week, or having to water the grass when there’s a hosepipe ban, or weeding, or the invasion of the moss that’s rapidly taking over your garden? Sound like a world you want to be a part of?

We can turn this dream into a reality with our artificial grass laying service.

Why choose artificial grass?

  • Low maintenance – The main reason a lot of people choose artificial grass is time. With our increasingly busy lives many people just don’t have time for the constant mowing, watering, weeding and re-seeding your garden needs – especially if you want it to look good. Artificial gardens need nothing more than the occasional quick brush and spray.
  • Looks good all year round – No more feelings of guilt and dread when you notice your lawn has grown a foot in the last fortnight and looks like a meadow in comparison to next door’s perfectly manicured lawn. Artificial grass looks good all year round. You don’t need to worry about sun damage, shady spots, discolouration or anything. Your luscious green lawn will be the envy of your street and all you’ll have to worry about is where to put the deck chair.
  • Reduce your water bills – Artificial grass means no more daily watering of your lawn to keep it green during dry summers. Whether this is impacting your lawn because a hosepipe ban means you can’t water it, or it’s impacting your water bills because it needs constant irrigation, these are problems of the past with artificial grass.
  • Durability – If you have areas of constant use in your garden (think of that patch of mud underneath your child’s swing and slide set) artificial grass provides the perfect solution for an even covering of grass throughout your whole garden that can withstand high footfall.
  • Great for dogs – You may think an artificial lawn would not be suitable for dogs, but actually the opposite is true. It’s easy to clean, urine soaks through and it can’t be dug up. No more muddy paws traipsing through the recently-mopped kitchen.
  • Environmental benefits – Installing artificial grass can also have a positive impact in terms of the reduced use of pollutants such as petrol lawn mowers, pesticides and herbicides.

Why choose Carpet Surgeon for your artificial grass laying?

Installing artificial grass needs a professional touch if it’s to stand the test of time. We are experts in artificial grass laying, so not matter what shape your lawn, there will be no ripples, gaps or visible joins. You choose the look you want from our selection of turfs and we take care of the rest.

The process involves removing the existing turf and preparing the surface underneath using hardcore, sand and a weed membrane. It is vital to make sure the surface is even and the drainage good before laying the artificial grass on top. Good preparation means you’ll never have to weed your lawn again.

For an evergreen lawn you can be proud of, contact Carpet Surgeon or call us on 01827 261782 for a quote.

An easy and convenient way to carpet your whole house

Although we are experts in carpet repair and specialise in making your damaged carpet look good as new, there are times when a new carpet is required.

Did you know that we also offer carpet supply and carpet fitting services? We supply and fit carpets for your one stop convenient service. We have a range of carpets to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets. We will even come to your home for the selection process, so you can source a new carpet and arrange delivery and fitting without even leaving the house.

Whole house carpet fitting in Stonydelph, Tamworth

We’ve just carpeted a whole house for a customer who found us on Google when looking for carpet fitting services in Stonydelph, Tamworth.

Carpeting a whole house is a significant undertaking, but using Carpet Surgeon means you can get the whole process done from start to finish; as quickly as possible and with minimum disruption.

You may have recently moved to a new house, or you may just want to save money and time by getting tired carpets replaced in one go. Whether you want the same carpet throughout, or different carpets for different rooms – we can make sure the project is managed smoothly and efficiently.

Expert advice for your carpet choice

It’s fair to say that after 30 years in the industry, we know a lot about carpets. Because we also specialise in repair services, we know which carpets and fibres are best suited for different requirements.

Choosing a carpet is not just about picking one you like the look of. Some will last longer than others and some will be more hard-wearing than others, for example. Factors such as what the room is used for, how often you’re likely to vacuum, how much sunlight the room gets and so on, will all have a bearing on the best carpet choice.

Our expert team members can help you choose a carpet that meets your requirements and provides the best value for money.

Carpets to suit all tastes and budgets

We have carpets to suit all tastes, requirements and budgets. We can also advise you about, and source, any underlay, grippers and door strips you need to ensure you get the best out of your carpet for years to come.

Our service is also incredibly flexible. If you’ve seen another carpet elsewhere, that’s fine – we can either source it for you, or we’re equally happy for you to buy your carpets yourself and we can fit them for you.

Professional carpet fitting services

Whether you’re looking for professional carpet fitting services in Stonydelph, Tamworth, or the wider Staffordshire area, we will fit your carpets with skill, expertise and care.

Carpets only look their best if they are laid correctly, and our professional carpet fitters know how to do this from start to finish.

  • Measuring up – Professional carpet fitting starts with proper measuring up to minimise waste and reduce cost.
  • Preparation of the sub-floor – It is essential for your carpet fitter to understand different sub-floor types and to ensure this is correctly prepared if you want to achieve a perfectly smooth finish.
  • Fitting – The pattern of the carpet, the direction of light, pipework and any other features have to be taken into account when fitting a carpet. Carpet has to be stretched properly and fixed appropriately to achieve a smooth fit.
  • Edging – Carpet edges and joins need to be perfectly executed for long-lasting results. You don’t want obvious joins or edges that are likely to fray or unravel.

We pride ourselves on a high standard of work and excellent customer service. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your specific requirements for carpet fitting services in Stonydelph, Tamworth, Staffordshire and surrounding areas.                                

Why Good Carpet Fitting is Essential

Which looks better; a well-fitting, inexpensive suit or a suit that costs a fortune but doesn’t fit well at all? 

It is obvious that a good fit is crucial.  But a good fit doesn’t only relate to clothes.  The same applies to carpets too. 

The good news is that a room isn’t going to change size like a person might, so the carpet fitting only has to be done once and then that carpet should last a long time.  On the other hand, a carpet generally has to put up with more wear and tear than clothes, so how well that carpet fitting is done will determine how good it looks in the long term.

It is essential that the carpet fitting is done expertly, otherwise, whatever the quality of the carpet, it could very quickly start to look shabby.

Expertly Fitting Carpets

A perfectly fitting carpet begins with what’s underneath. 

A good foundation of a smooth, level floor and appropriate underlay for the carpet will provide the best surface, avoiding ridges and ripples appearing.  So, part of the job for a professional carpet fitter is to assess the floor that the carpet is to be laid on.  After making any necessary preparations to the subfloor the carpet fitting can begin. 

Here is where the experience of a carpet fitter will become evident.  The pattern of the carpet, the direction of light, the shape of the room, pipework and any other features or steps all have to be taken into account when measuring up and when actually doing the carpet fit. 

Good carpet fitting requires the carpet to be stretched correctly and for the appropriate method of fixing to be used to ensure a smooth surface.  Edges and joins need to be executed seamlessly for perfect, long-lasting results that don’t begin to fray or unravel.

So, in more ways than one, a professional carpet fitting is similar to having a bespoke suit tailor-made to fit.  We could liken the door threshold strips to the tie-pin and cufflinks but we might be taking the analogy a bit too far.

Your Professional Carpet Fitter

Carpet Surgeon has been fitting carpets for over thirty years and knows everything there is to know about making your carpet, however expensive or inexpensive that may be, look the very best it can.  Carpet Surgeon, based in Tamworth, deliver local craftsmanship alongside friendly, customer service. 

If you would like to arrange for measurements to be taken prior to carpet fitting, or have any other questions, contact Carpet Surgeon here or call Tamworth 01827 261 782.

The Leys, Carpet Repair Surgeon

When you need a carpet repair and you want someone local, whom you can trust? You don’t have to look outside The Leys Tamworth.  Although The Leys Cottage Hospital has long gone you still have your own kind of surgeon nearby, the Carpet Surgeon.

The Carpet Surgeon specialises in repairing carpet damage so that you don’t have to replace the whole carpet.  But just how good can a carpet repair be?  What if you’re worried that your carpet will never look right again?

Don’t worry.  What most people don’t realise is that rolls of new carpet often have repairs made to them as part of the manufacture quality control procedure before being sent to the retailer. 

They wouldn’t reject whole rolls of carpet because of a small flaw. Instead, that flaw or carpet damage is repaired.  Repairs can be done so invisibly that they wouldn’t even be seen. 

This is still the case once the carpet has been laid on your floor in The Leys.  Just because a small section of your carpet is damaged, why should you reject and replace the whole carpet?  That would be an extremely costly thing to do.  All you need is a professional carpet repair done by the Carpet Surgeon.

The Leys, Carpet Repair is the Solution

Usually it is one or two small patches of carpet that need repair and there is no need to let these small problems spoil your whole room.

Common carpet issues such as accidental burns, pet damage, frayed edges, poorly fitting carpet joins, stains, damage from leaking radiator pipes and even general wear can all be seamlessly repaired.  Carpet Surgeon will visit you, in The Leys, to perform the carpet repair there and then. 

This is a hassle-free, cost effective solution.  However, that doesn’t mean the carpet repair is just a quick fix.  All repairs are done virtually invisibly and will last for the life of the carpet. 

Larger sections of carpet can also be repaired, after all Carpet Surgeon do commercial carpet repair too.

See the Proof

Take a look in the gallery of before and after photos from happy customers in The Leys Tamworth who recommend the friendly and professional services of Carpet Surgeon. 

Alternatively, send a ‘before’ photo of your carpet damage via the Carpet Surgeon contact page and see the ‘after’ for yourself when Carpet Surgeon has performed a professional carpet repair for you.

For a quick response in The Leys or other areas of Tamworth call locally on: 01827 261 782 or check here for other areas covered by Carpet Surgeon.

The Easy Way to Fix Ripped Carpet [in Stonydelph and Amington]

As a carpet repair company in Mile Oak, Tamworth we are often asked if it’s possible to fix ripped carpets by local Tamworth residents in Stonydelph and Amington.

The good news is that we can fix ripped carpet and have indeed saved many Tamworth residents in Stonydelph and Amington, the hassle of replacing large sections of carpet with our cheaper and stress-free alternative to fix ripped carpet.

So, is paying for a carpet repair to fix ripped carpets in Stonydelph and Amington the best option for you?

Should You Pay to Fix Ripped Carpet?

Ripped carpet in our homes can cause a number of frustrations. It not only looks bad, but unless it’s fixed, the ripped carpet can cause a dangerous trip hazard (especially on the stairs) or can widen causing a bigger hole in your carpet which is harder to fix.

Of course, there are a number of options that your neighbours in Stonydelph and Amington may suggest… maybe to glue the rip together; hide the ripped carpet under a rug or plant pot; or to insist your landlord replace the whole carpet (even though landlord repair obligations usually don’t include carpet damaged by the tenant.)

But rather than having to pay out large amounts for a complete carpet replacement, argue with your landlord or cause more damage with DIY glue repairs– the easiest option is an affordable but professional repair to fix ripped carpets.

Affordable Repairs with Carpet Surgeon

 

When we fix ripped carpets in Stonydelph and Amington, our aim is to provide a fast service and restore your carpet to its original condition – we never leave you with a patchwork quilt look.

As you can see by our before and after photos, we at Tamworth Carpet Surgeon provide a seamless finish using expert carpet repair methods, such as re-tufting, micro-shearing and professional colour matching replacement.

With an in-depth knowledge of carpet backing, underlay and fibres, we know the right processes, tools and repairs for a variety of carpets and carpet damage – including badly ripped carpets.

This means that our customers in Stonydelph and Amington are happy to recommend our service once they’ve seen our invisible carpet repairs and

experienced the quick and affordable repairs we provide to fix ripped carpets.

So before you resort to the more stressful alternatives of fixing ripped carpet – call Carpet Surgeon for your Stonydelph or Amington carpet repair and save yourself wasted time or unnecessary stress, hassle or costs.

For a quick quote to fix ripped carpet, simply attach a photo of the damage in our contact page.