Carpet and flooring is a great way to spruce up any home. Ceramic tiles, carpet patters, and floor textures are all ways to make a creative statement in your house. Hardwood is a great option, and 90% of homeowners prefer hardwood or tile in their kitchen. Even though over half of home buyers were willing to pay more for a home with hardwood flooring, carpet is a more popular option as hardwood only covers on average 34% of the floors in a house.
When looking into professional carpet installation, there are a few tips experts recommend you follow to ensure things go as smooth as possible.
Before the installation
When prepping for carpet installation, it is important to figure out what is covered and what is not by your carpet installer. Here are some things to do before they arrive.
Remove all furniture. If you do not do this, your installer might charge you an extra fee. Additionally, this will waste installing time, and you may have to pay for the installer’s time. These costs are preventable, so make sure everything is out!
Disconnect all electronics, and remove all breakable items from the room.
Finish all remodeling projects before the installers arrive, including projects on your walls and ceilings. The last thing you will want is debris from these projects falling on your new carpet if you do not finish them beforehand!
To cut down on airborne dust and allergens, vacuum your old carpet before it is taken out, and your new carpet before any furniture is brought back into the room.
Before installation, check your carpet for any visible defects or discoloration.When doing this, you can also ask for the seams to be placed in areas that are not as visible, like the corners and edges of a room.
After the Installation
Your new carpet may experience some changes during its first months of wear and tear, but it will not be permanent. Rather, it is just adjusting to your home! You can vacuum if you see any shedding, or clip any sprouts of fabric as needed.
So go ahead, enjoy your new carpet! With these tips and tricks all you have to do is call the installer!