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    Unhappy Vinyl Flooring - Poor Fitting

    I know it's not a motoring topic, but I'm just interested in the experience of anyone else.

    I've just finished having a new kitchen fitted and earlier this week had a new vinyl floor covering laid, running through from my kitchen to a utility and small toilet - the majority of it has been fitted fine but the small toilet was a mess due to poor/inadequate trimming which I fetched the shop back to and the quality was improved along with a discount. I also noticed a small cutting error in the kitchen where the vinyl has been glued back in but is still slightly noticeable, I pointed this out to the fitter when he was correcting the other faults but he was categoric that this was not a cutting error and would not accept it was a fault

    This was all compounded by a nail initially being left under the vinyl !

    I'm not sure if I'm being over critical and expecting too much - I was wondering if anyone else had had any experience of variable quality fitting with this type of material.

    If anyone's interested I can let you know which shop not to buy vinyl floor covering from if your in the Scunthorpe and Ashby area.

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    If Its All In One Straight Through I Woulda Got Them To Replace It..F*** Them You Want What You Pay For..You Did`nt Pay For Their Mistakes..Fone Up And Ask For The Manager And Tell Him That You Aint Happy

    No Joy From Manager I Would Mention Trading Standards

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    listen the more cuts, joints that you have in the vinyl the more chance there is for water to penetrate. this is the weak point, get the ******s to come and do the job properly.if the nail under the vinyl was there fault, you should demand a new floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exclusive07 View Post
    I know it's not a motoring topic, but I'm just interested in the experience of anyone else.

    I've just finished having a new kitchen fitted and earlier this week had a new vinyl floor covering laid, running through from my kitchen to a utility and small toilet - the majority of it has been fitted fine but the small toilet was a mess due to poor/inadequate trimming which I fetched the shop back to and the quality was improved along with a discount. I also noticed a small cutting error in the kitchen where the vinyl has been glued back in but is still slightly noticeable, I pointed this out to the fitter when he was correcting the other faults but he was categoric that this was not a cutting error and would not accept it was a fault

    This was all compounded by a nail initially being left under the vinyl !

    I'm not sure if I'm being over critical and expecting too much - I was wondering if anyone else had had any experience of variable quality fitting with this type of material.

    If anyone's interested I can let you know which shop not to buy vinyl floor covering from if your in the Scunthorpe and Ashby area.
    Where did you get this from just?, out of interest.

    Vinyl is hard to fit anyway s, as it isn't like a carpet and cant stretch.

    It does take a while and the bigger an area the harder it is to fit, because more glue is suppose to be used if it is over 15m2.

    Where about's was the cut in the kitchen, because usually it is left to run under the cupboards a bit, it is also suppose to be 10cm bigger than the piece you need to allow for cutting, this enables fitting to be made easier.

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    how big a cutting error are we talking?

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    It's in the inside of a right angle corner about 3-4mm over cut and 20mm long - the bits been glued back in but still noticeable - rather than replace anything I'd thought about putting a bit of beading over it - like used to edge laminate which wouldn't look too bad.

    I'm just a bit peed'ed off that the mistake is there.

    Kitchens about 4mx6m and L shaped - so quite big

    Where there's units its been laid underneath as I took the plinths off first.

    I know its hard to fit, and its better than I could do but when I have paid someone I wasn't expecting mistakes - but given the difficulty fitting I'm not sure what is tolerable.

    Was from a local Carpet and Vinyl shop.

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    you could suggest the beading idea to give them a way out. As yousay there shouldn't be mistakes at all, but they'll be reluctant to redo it all, which i imagine would be the only way to get rid of the gap. It doesn't sound huge but when you pay a professional good money you have a right to expect the finish to be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exclusive07 View Post
    It's in the inside of a right angle corner about 3-4mm over cut and 20mm long - the bits been glued back in but still noticeable - rather than replace anything I'd thought about putting a bit of beading over it - like used to edge laminate which wouldn't look too bad.

    I'm just a bit peed'ed off that the mistake is there.

    Kitchens about 4mx6m and L shaped - so quite big

    Where there's units its been laid underneath as I took the plinths off first.

    I know its hard to fit, and its better than I could do but when I have paid someone I wasn't expecting mistakes - but given the difficulty fitting I'm not sure what is tolerable.

    Was from a local Carpet and Vinyl shop.
    The fitter could just be a cowboy that was not paying any real attention to it but dont quote me on that

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