Knowing what to do and how to prepare for a carpet installation is very important. You may be unsure of the steps that you need to take before and after the installation and be a little hesitant to get a new carpet because of that. Well, in order to prepare you, reduce stress, and make the whole process go faster, we are going to inform you of what to do and know when you install a carpet.
Hiring a professional to install your carpet will make the whole process go easier. Tricky parts of installing carpets such as dealing with the seams, and transitioning from one kind of flooring to another, will be easier if the person installing it already knows how to handle the problems that will come up.
Remove your current floor covering. Doing this step before the installation day can not only save you a lot of time, it can also keep the mess down as well. If you do remove your flooring, pull the staples out of the floor and leave tack strips in place. If painted baseboards, woodwork, and paint need retouching, you will need to do it. This is your responsibility.
Your presence at home will ensure that your carpet is installed the way that you want it to be.
Things may not go exactly as planned, so be flexible and ready for changes. One things that you should be aware of is that your installers may not be able to give you an exact time of arrival.
Since installers use tools and techniques that can make the work area hazardous, be prepared to keep your children and pets out of the work area.
Before the carpet installation, be prepared to walk through the job with the chief installer, this will give you the opportunity to ask questions about the final details.
Your new carpet will have a strong odor for up to 72 hours after it is installed, so it is important to have a good ventilation system.