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Dumfries Man claims World Record Title in Carpet Fitting

A Dumfries Carpet Fitter has recently beaten the current world record for Carpet fitting to become the title holder!

Guinness World Records host a wide range of interesting, unique and strange world records including “Widest Mouth”, “Most alternative control methods used to complete Dark Souls” and “Highest Vehicle Mileage”. Robert Chambers has recently claimed the world title in speed carpet fitting!

The thirty three year old was tasked with fitting a 12m² carpet. He manages to complete this in only four minutes and thirty three seconds. This was a massive improvement on the previous record of six minutes and 20 seconds, verified by Guinness World Records officials.

Robert stated carpet fitting at 16 years old when he embarked on an apprenticeship. In a comment after completing his world-record attempt he said: “I didn’t think I’d manage it, but I’m chuffed that I did.”

Robert now works at the family Home and Flooring store in Dumfries run but his wife Paula and his Sister Louise.

He also added: “I love my job, and the best bit about it is meeting different people every day and having a wee bit of banter with the customers.

“I’ve been doing it since I was a teenager and although I’ve always thought I was quick at laying carpet, I didn’t realise I was that quick.

“My attempt had to be witnessed and recorded so it’s taken a bit of time to have it verified.

“Now that it has been, it feels great and I’m looking forward to receiving my certificate from the Guinness World Records to prove I really am the fastest carpet fitter in the world.”

By Jackie Grant

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