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    Iím considering carpeting the shelf levels and ramps in my new sheds for extra coziness and ease of ascending the ramps. For those who have done this how did you secure the carpet to minismise ease of Bunny teeth accessing the corners/edging. I was thinking of Velcro but is there a better way?

    Like this ramp on the MPH site:


    Also does anyone have photos of the edging theyíve used for their lino flooring? Iíve found a nice cheap non slip lino offcut but canít work out how to secure it at the edges. I have limited DIY skills.

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    My son has suggested double sided carpet tape - I’d obviously watch for chewing?

    Wondering if I could also use the tape to attach some cut to shape vet bed fleece to the Ikea beds and my MPH corner fort and ramp?

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    You could have a look at tiling edge strips for the lino. I've used them in my hutch around the hole on the top floor and the lino has just fitted into the gap between the floor and the edge. All you need is a saw to cut them to size, a bit of thought on which way the angle goes if joining at corners and nails to secure them.

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    That looks really lovely. The trouble with carpet is all the hay sticks to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfRabbit View Post
    You could have a look at tiling edge strips for the lino. I've used them in my hutch around the hole on the top floor and the lino has just fitted into the gap between the floor and the edge. All you need is a saw to cut them to size, a bit of thought on which way the angle goes if joining at corners and nails to secure them.
    That’s a good idea, I’ll take a look. A bonus would be it would seal the shed gaps where spiders get in, I like the idea of that! How do you attach them?

    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    That looks really lovely. The trouble with carpet is all the hay sticks to it.
    It does look lovely - wish it was mine! My idea re the hay thing was to have all the hay containers on the ground floor on the lino - I know they will drag some “upstairs” but perhaps not as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangediva View Post
    That’s a good idea, I’ll take a look. A bonus would be it would seal the shed gaps where spiders get in, I like the idea of that! How do you attach them?
    I'd have to check once it's light but I think it was penny nails. Might also be able to use flat head screws instead depending on the surface you're trying to secure to but I'd have to check with the family's diy specialist if that's true or not.

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    Do you think this would work:

    https://www.diy.com/departments/quad...1821957_BQ.prd

    I’ve used something similar - but flat backed - to cover the joins in the plywood liner but have run out for the last bit so need to go back to B&Q anyway. I can paint it to match everything else then (though what a fiddly job that will be).

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangediva View Post
    Do you think this would work:

    https://www.diy.com/departments/quad...1821957_BQ.prd

    Iíve used something similar - but flat backed - to cover the joins in the plywood liner but have run out for the last bit so need to go back to B&Q anyway. I can paint it to match everything else then (though what a fiddly job that will be).
    This is what Iíd suggest - glued down probably. Iíll be using something similar to cover the join between the Lino and the wall of my playhouse!

    For painting, cut your lengths, then paint before putting hem down!

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    For lino we've used a staple gun / staples and gone as close to the edges as possible x

    **created by my DD Lionheadlop**

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    Quote Originally Posted by capable View Post
    This is what I’d suggest - glued down probably. I’ll be using something similar to cover the join between the Lino and the wall of my playhouse!

    For painting, cut your lengths, then paint before putting hem down!
    I’m so thick, yes paint first duh

    I picked those quadrant strips up on my way home tonight and lino is ordered so I’m all set, just need a reasonable weather day off and I might be able to get it done. My carpenter is coming next week to put in the shelf, ramp, mesh door and windows and to build the aviary. I’m quite excited about the whole thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheThreeB's View Post
    For lino we've used a staple gun / staples and gone as close to the edges as possible x
    Good idea - I might staple for extra security - and I love using the staple gun, it’s very satisfying somehow

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