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    stephanie
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    We have just bought a house in Tinchebray, and need some carpets, can anyone tell me what shops sell carpets as there isn’t one in our town. Many thanks, Stephanie

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    Rugs, yes. Carpets as rare as hen’s teeth as the French are not into them at all. Polished floors are the thing here. Some years ago some Brits started a carpet supply and fit business, it didn’t last long. This is why you often see cars at the ports with rolls of carpet on the roof racks.

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    stephanie
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    Thanks very much. Stephanie

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    Do not forget that in relation to buildings things are done/not done for a reason and it is always a good idea to speak with neighbours etc to find which paints or other DIY products are the best to use The classic mistake is to bring over cheap paint from the uk slap it on the colombage or on a stone house then wonder why damp is appearing everywhere as they did not use breathable paint.If you want to know why carpet is not popular in France then the experience of some friends in the south of france will explain it The downstairs floor was fully tiled with tile skirting They were not happy with this so got carpet and wooden skirting from the uk paid an expat builder an arm and a leg to fit it it all despite our words of warning Within 3 months the damp was rotting the skirting boards and the carpet had become home to all types of insects and their larvae!!!

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    Mondial moquette in Caen have a very large selection. Brico’s also sell carpets but Caen is your best bet. In fact Caen is the best bet for most stuff because you can usually walk in, find it on the shelf, pay and walk out.

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    Lots of shops at Caen sells carpet Maclou in mondeville has good selection with a wide range of prices. We bought some from bricomarche.

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    Try Casseau Decor in Desertines. A good stock of carpets, tiles, fittings and soft furnishings.

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    I think there is a company in or around Domfront called Normandy Carpets I may have the name wrong but they are english and I maybe  using them myself soon. Normally advertise on face book. Hope this helps

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    Amazing, if there still is a supplier as you suggest my apologies for my first posting.
    I have been here close on eighteen years and have never heard of them, but there again if they only rely on facebook to advertise their service that would explain it. Not everybody connects to sites such as this and seeing the lack of reviews on their site over the past eight years I would suggest they are missing a high percentage of their potential customer base.

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    Just because they are on sale does not mean they are suitable for your house especially if it is an older property

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    If the floor is damp proofed and you use an underlay there shouldn’t be a problem. Our carpet was laid around 15 years ago, and the only problem is wear and tear.

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    Thanks for all the posts, we have tiles down stairs so the carpet is for upstairs to cover old floor boards, but we will be careful what ever we do. Thanks again.

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