Begin with your furniture
Before the installer arrives to install your carpet; ensure the room is empty. Remove all furnishings from the room including furniture, pianos all breakable items like vases, lamps, collectibles, and dishes.
Also see how to install carpet yourself
Remove your current floor covering
If you prefer to remove your present floor covering yourself, do it at least one day prior to installation to allow for cleanup and floor preparation.
One very good reason to remove your old carpet and pad yourself is in the event of pet accidents. The urine will soak through the pad to the floor and the smell can be eliminated by ‘sealing’ the wood by painting it with quality floor paint. Make sure there is ample time for drying.
If removing old carpet, please leave tackstrips in place and pull the staples out of the floor from the original pad. Vacuum the floor of dirt, dust and debris.
Molding and trim
You may also choose to remove your floor trim. Installing new flooring may cause some damage and we do not assume any responsibility for damage or breakage due to dry or brittle wood.
Painted baseboards, woodwork and paint may need retouching after the installation is complete and this too is your responsibility.
Replace damaged subflooring
Subfloor can be damaged by rot, insects or impact. If you know you need a new subfloor this needs to be done before your installers get there.
Home and available
You may choose to be at home the day of installation and be available in case the installation crew has questions. Your presence will insure that the correct carpet is installed in the right areas.
Your safety, first and last
Your installers will use a variety of tools and techniques that can make the work area hazardous. Please make sure that your children and pets are kept out of the work area plus they will need an area to store their electrical tools and access to electrical power outlet.
Installing new carpet will produce some waste. Depending on room shape and seaming recommendations you might have enough left over for a couple of mats so if you want the carpet remnants make sure you tell your installers before they haul them away.
On the completion of the installation walk through the job with the chief installer. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and be clear on any final details.
New carpet and pad have an odour and the process can stir up some dust so open some windows. This should dissipate in about 48 to 72 hours after installation.
When carpeting is installed, there’s always the possibility that the doors may not clear the new carpet and will have to be shaved or cut down after installation. You may need to arrange for a qualified carpenter to provide this service after the installation of your new carpet.
Shedding is a natural part of a new carpet. Frequent vacuuming for the first few days should remove any loose fibers from the carpet’s surface.
Sprouting refers to small tufts or loops of carpet that become visible after the installation. Use a small pair of scissors to carefully trim the loose fibers flush with the surface of the carpet. do not pull.
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