Replacement made to measure carpets (1 Viewer)

Sep 13, 2017
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Hi, I need to replace the carpets in my Autocruise motorhome, has anybody had some made in the Hertfordshire area or has anybody had experience of sending existing ones away as templates to places further afield?
Thanks.
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Dec 13, 2019
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Hello. If you are remotely handy with a Stanley knife, why not have a go at them yourself? Cutting them out on top of some plywood will make the process a lot easier. The issue when you have cut them is getting the overlocking of the cut edges done. There will be places locally that would do this for you, or, as I did, use a hot-melt glue gun and seal the sides using that. That ruberised type of adhesive also acts as an anti-slip against the vinyl flooring in your MH. You ideally need a close tufted carpet with a non-fray backing, more a commercial carpet than a cheap domestic one. There is bound to be a commercial flooring company near you that will have a shed-load of offcuts they will let go cheaply. I dislike yarn overlocking as it always gets grubby. Finally, if you can, try to get a solution-dyed nylon carpet fibre. You will find this brilliant when it comes to cleaning. Avoid polypropylene as this type of yarn flattens very quickly.
Good luck and safe travels.
 
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I used a large piece left over from carpet fitting in my last house. Made a paper template first. I didn't bother getting edges bound because it is a very tight fit anyway and doesn't move. So, it cost me nothing, compared against the official carpet that was a £300 optional extra.

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Jan 22, 2017
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We got ours done locally..£60 for the carpet "as no roll end available that I liked" then £69 for the binding..yarn overlooked.. the blurb says it can be cleaned with a bleach solution..but don't think we will try that..
We also had the carpet press studs put on it to match the floor...this was done at a cost of £18 by a little cal MH repairer.. but I believe the kit can be bought online..
 
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Location no help to you but I took mine from a previous van into a local carpet shop. They used them as templates and cut and bound them for me at a reasonable cost. Much better carpet too.
 
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We got ours done locally..£60 for the carpet "as no roll end available that I liked" then £69 for the binding..yarn overlooked.. the blurb says it can be cleaned with a bleach solution..but don't think we will try that..
We also had the carpet press studs put on it to match the floor...this was done at a cost of £18 by a little cal MH repairer.. but I believe the kit can be bought online..
If it is solution-dyed nylon, yes, bleach should not discolour it. However, bleach in a high concentration could cause the adhesives that bind the material together to break down. When synthetic yarn is solution-dyed the colour is introduced whilst the fibre is in a molten state and then it is extruded. As opposed to piece-dyed where the the extruded yarn is immersed in dye to absorb the colour. It generally means that SDN yarn gives a much higher resistance to staining and tolerates more aggressive cleaning methods.
If the above has not put you to sleep, seek medical attention 🤣🤣🤣
 
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Jan 22, 2017
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If it is solution-dyed nylon, yes, bleach should not discolour it. However, bleach in a high concentration could cause the adhesives that bind the material together to break down. When synthetic yarn is solution-dyed the colour is introduced whilst the fibre is in a molten state and then it is extruded. As opposed to piece-dyed where the the extruded yarn is immersed in dye to absorb the colour. It generally means that SDN yarn gives a much higher resistance to staining and tolerates more aggressive cleaning methods.
If the above has not put you to sleep, seek medical attention 🤣🤣🤣
I bow to your superior knowledge... interesting tho..ta muchly
 
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I bow to your superior knowledge... interesting tho..ta muchly
After 42 years in the flooring industry, I actually learned something.
Seriously though, the standard of carpets the MH manufacturers put in are generally rubbish. If you can get your hands on a carpet made with SDN yarn it will last you ages.
Safe travels.
 
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Jan 22, 2017
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After 42 years in the flooring industry, I actually learned something.
Seriously though, the standard of carpets the MH manufacturers put in are generally rubbish. If you can get your hands on a carpet made with SDN yarn it will last you ages.
Safe travels.
Well thank you for the advice
 
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