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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 15:51 
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When I was at Uni I had to pay a family member to give me lift back at the end of term with my stuff. I couldn't get any one to provide the service at Christmas and had to leave all my stuff in a cupboard. I did ask for a lift but was called names and threatened with physical violence if I asked again. I was also give the choice of paying for my mother's phone bill for a year out of my student loan or be homeless between terms.

I've come to understand that not all families are the same.

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I've come to understand that not all families are the same.


I think the difference is that if you're paying a fair market rate to have a carpet laid, you'd want a professional carpet-layer to do it. I'm assuming Mimi's mother isn't a carpet-layer.

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Also, my Nan somehow moved all of the furniture out of the room herself, two days beforehand, and is slowly putting everything back into place today, so she wasn't even helped with those things, so it wasn't as if anyone was going out of their way to be helpful. My nan is 86, not in the best health and has one arm. I had to tell her off over the phone yesterday and say to leave the heavy stuff until my uncle comes over o visit today, as he'd be happy to help her move everything.

Strange, mind, she once moved all the furniture of her bedroom around whilst I went to pick her up some shopping in Asda, once. I said 'wait until I get back and you can tell me where to put things and I will move them. I returned with her food shopping an hour later and she had finished. I told her off, but I felt secretly proud and impressed.

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Cripes. I can barely move my bedroom furniture around and I'm 28 and have all my parts. I've always said that you should underestimate the sheer strength, will power and determination of seemingly frail little old ladies at your peril. Just because they are sweet and nice and bake you banana bread doesn't mean they couldn't do you some serious damage if needed. My father once helped a nice little lady with her accounts ( he was a bank manager ) and it turned out later that she was a member of the Greek Resistance during the war.


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Well the countries full of kebab shops now so she can't have been that good.

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Right, there is a need for a living room carpet. Ideally, it must be hard wearing, easy to clean, and soft enough to walk on in bare feet.

What am I buying? There's too much choice and not enough info.

I'll need 27 square metres to fit the room 5.8m x 4.6m

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I'm intrigued by the idea of a carpet that isn't soft enough to walk on in bare feet.

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What you want there is a carpet.

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Wait till the shops are open and go and rub your filthy hands and feet over some samples.


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If he’s a delicate flower he probably wants something more like a lawn.

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New carpets with two young kids?

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The current one is mank.

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Hessian backed twill. I recommend a heather pattern as it hides stains quite well. Also 12mm cloud 9 underlay.


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And grip rod to the tune of the circumference of your room.

And a Stanley knife with a hooked carpet blade and a carpet stretcher.


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The current one is mank.

Copy this into your clipboard to paste in here two weeks after the new one is laid

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I'm intrigued by the idea of a carpet that isn't soft enough to walk on in bare feet.


A friend’s house has sisal carpets all the way through. It’s incredibly resistant to cat scratching but is sore on the feet.


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Good grief, are they flagellants?

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Stain resistant carpets are pretty standard these days. I tried fitting a couple myself in the past but I prefer to have it done by a professional. The carpet shops can usually arrange fitting so you pay for the carpet in the shop and the fitter on the day for the fitting, but the shop can usually estimate the cost for fitting.

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Hard floor with a rug > carpet. Rug gets dirty? Pick it up and take it outside and clean it. Gets threadbare? Get a new one.

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I'm of the impression that a decent bit of underlay, with a relatively cheap but reasonable quality carpet would be a good way. That way it feels nice underfoot and isn't a killer when the kids trash it and it needs replacing

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Cras wrote:
Good grief, are they flagellants?


It was there when they moved in, and is cat proof so they never bothered to change it.


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I don't think I ever had a cat that attacked the floor. Usually they scratch sofas etc.


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I've had ones that liked the stair carpets


Yup, my two used to pull the stair carpet off the grip rails all the time.

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Topher does this. When we've finished with the renovations I'm just going to rip it up and have wooden stairs.

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Cras wrote:
Good grief, are they flagellants?


It was there when they moved in, and is cat proof so they never bothered to change it.


What a beautiful black cat, reminds me of a pet we had when I was growing up :hug:

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I have never seen 'carpet' like that though. How does it feel to walk on?

Edit - (the inverted commas make that look rather judgemental but that wasn't the intent, it's just not like any floor covering I've seen before)

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I love carpets like that. Almost tickly.


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I am going to be looking at new hall and stair carpets this year... exciting times.

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Cras wrote:
Good grief, are they flagellants?


It was there when they moved in, and is cat proof so they never bothered to change it.


That cat is adorable!

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I have never seen 'carpet' like that though. How does it feel to walk on?

Edit - (the inverted commas make that look rather judgemental but that wasn't the intent, it's just not like any floor covering I've seen before)

It’s basically a dried grass. It’s like walking on flat rope.
It was very popular in London about ten years ago, particularly in hallways and stairs, as it’s incredibly hard wearing.

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I am going to be looking at new hall and stair carpets this year... exciting times.

I was always told to put expensive high quality carpet down here. It’s where most of the footfall in a house happens

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Sir Taxalot wrote:
I have never seen 'carpet' like that though. How does it feel to walk on?

Edit - (the inverted commas make that look rather judgemental but that wasn't the intent, it's just not like any floor covering I've seen before)

It’s basically a dried grass. It’s like walking on flat rope.
It was very popular in London about ten years ago, particularly in hallways and stairs, as it’s incredibly hard wearing.

It looks to me like it would be quite nice to walk on. But then I like to be in bare feet where I can, and walking on something a bit rough can feel nice. Good exfoliation too. :D

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It looks to me like it would be quite nice to walk on. But then I like to be in bare feet where I can, and walking on something a bit rough can feel nice. Good exfoliation too. :D

That was my first thought too. :D

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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
It looks to me like it would be quite nice to walk on. But then I like to be in bare feet where I can, and walking on something a bit rough can feel nice. Good exfoliation too. :D

That was my first thought too. :D

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Remind me not to go round barefeet on Jazzy’s skin floor

I did think that, you'd need to own a pretty decent vacuum!

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I love being barefoot. I love working from home and not having shoes on. I was eyeing up a pair of barefoot shoes last night but I don't know if they'll be as good as I was imagining. I basically want a really nice pair of slippers that have hard soles so I can wear them in the garden if I have to go outside. https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/ababa-l ... al%20Green


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That 'carpet' is a scale modeller's nightmare.

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I love being barefoot. I love working from home and not having shoes on. I was eyeing up a pair of barefoot shoes last night but I don't know if they'll be as good as I was imagining. I basically want a really nice pair of slippers that have hard soles so I can wear them in the garden if I have to go outside. https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/ababa-l ... al%20Green

I just chuck some flip flops by the back door. :D

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I love being barefoot. I love working from home and not having shoes on. I was eyeing up a pair of barefoot shoes last night but I don't know if they'll be as good as I was imagining. I basically want a really nice pair of slippers that have hard soles so I can wear them in the garden if I have to go outside. https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/ababa-l ... al%20Green

Jem almost exclusively wears Vivo Barefoots and has never had a bad thing to say about 'em.

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My bare feet don’t cost £120

-Edit- was looking at the men’s. These bare feet are only £80 so that’s fine

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