Carpet Tips That Will Save You Money And Hassle
When purchasing new carpeting, carpet retailers generally can provide installation experts for an additional cost. Following a few basic carpet installation tips can make the entire experience more pleasant and helps ensure the carpet will look great for years to come. Even if you are good at remodeling projects, it may be a good idea to consider having the carpet professionally installed. Professional installers guarantee the job will be done right the first time, or most repairs are provided at no cost. A installer that is endorsed by CFI is even better equipped to do a wonderful installation for your home. Certified FIooring Installers is a certification process that the installer earns and meets certain criteria that the Carpet & Rug Institute require for carpet installation. CFI is governed by the World Floor Covering Association.
Carpet Installation Starts Before The Install Begins
Before the installation process begins, consider these carpet installation tips to ensure you are prepared for delivery. IMPORTANT… for 3 days prior and 3 days after the installation keep the temperature in your home 69-71 degrees. Have a clear understanding of who is responsible for removing and disposing of old carpeting before the installers come to perform the job. Many installers will remove and dispose of the old carpeting, but an extra fee may be involved. Be sure to vacuum the old carpeting prior to install to avoid airborne dust and dirt particles. Also, family owned floor covering dealers will provide you a checklist that will inform you what you can expect prior installation. Furniture moving, piano, pool tables, etc. No Suprises.
In addition, if there are other remodeling projects scheduled for the room, be sure the carpet installation is the last project on the list. Painting or wallpapering should be done before the carpet is installed. That way, if any unexpected spills occur, it will not be on the new carpeting. Just keep in mind the baseboards could be scoffed during carpet installation, so paint touch ups may be necessary.
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Flooring Tips During Install
When the carpet arrives, make sure it is the correct carpet ordered and that there are no visible defects. Most family owned flooring dealers will give you the roll tag off your roll of carpet before unwrapping the roll of carpeting. This is your assurance that the carpet purchased matches to your flooring receipt. This also keeps larger chain stores and home centers from bait and switch tactics. Example: show & sell you the heavy weight and install the lite weight. Keep in mind that it is possible the new carpet will prevent doors from properly opening. Some installers will re-hang the doors if possible, but you may ultimately need to have them trimmed before they can be re-hung. Make sure your vendor inspects the clearance under metal doors if carpet is being installed there. You sure don’t want to find out the doors won’t close. Cutting metal doors is way beyond what a carpet installer can perform. It is important to provide ventilation during the carpet installation process. Open doors, windows, and use exhaust fans if possible. After the carpet is installed, there are some very important carpet installation tips to keep in mind. It is necessary to vacuum the carpet to remove any loose fibers. At Home based Carpet & Flooring we vacuum every installation before packing up our tools. New carpeting has a distinct smell, and keeping the area ventilated for 48-72 hours will help eliminate that smell. If you are sensitive to smells or prone to allergies, it is wise to avoid the installation area during and after installation. Note that most carpet manufactures want you to vacuum a shag or frieze with no beater bar.
After the Carpet Installation
It is normal for loose fibers to continue to shed off the carpet for a few weeks after installation. Consider these carpet installation tips to ensure you know what is expected of you and what to expect of the installation process, start to finish. Last make sure your flooring dealer gives you care and warranty instructions so you can register your carpet with the manufacture. Take a few minutes and read through the literature. Keep it where you can reference it monthly.