|Smartstrand IQ150 as laid, with pilling|
Our builder, Matt, was on site mid morning vacuuming the upstairs floor for us to remove as much dust as possible before the carpet was laid.
Harvey Norman Floorings subcontractor turned up before lunchtime, about 45 minutes ahead of schedule, and finished within a few hours.
To lay the carpet, the doors to our robe, linen cupboard and bedroom had to be removed. They cannot be put back because of the thickness of the carpet, so I will ask Matt to plane a few millimetres off the bottom of each so we can rehang them.
|Smartstrand IQ150 after vacuuming|
We were left with a few small carpet offcuts that we will keep for repairs, and maybe have them made in to a small rug if there is a useful place for one later.
The carpet feels good underfoot. We used Harvey Normans medium underlay. The carpet is a lighter colour than what it appears in these photos; perhaps more of a coffee colour. Using the same colour in all the upstairs spaces does link them together quite well, creating a unified upstairs space rather than separate rooms.
At this stage we have not noticed any differences in dye colours between the pieces of carpet used, which was part of the original problem we had when it looked like our carpet could either be laid with carpet from different runs, or there would be a substantial delay while we waited for carpet to arrive in Australia from the USA that was of the same batch. We will not have access to the house again until Monday, when we will be able to see the main bedroom in the morning sunlight and be able to look more closely. However, from looking at it today I am pretty sure all will be good.