We will gladly install the carpet for you and we do a great job too. Carpet installation is done with experienced carpet installers, and always on time.
But if you want to install the carpet yourself there are a few things to consider. So I have put together a little how to for the handy people out there.
Also see the videos on how to install carpet yourself
If after reading this you feel you aren’t ready to tackle this project – don’t worry, we’ll handle it for you. Quickly, efficiently, cost effective and timely.
IMPORTANT!! Read through ALL installation information before beginning the installation of your new carpet.
Do not cut your carpet or alter your carpet in any way until you have read through all of the installation instructions, cutting your carpet is a big commitment so be certain you are ready to take this step.
If you do not understand how to install your new carpet, have a professional install it for you.
Do not install carpet over existing floor covering, it will not fit properly if you do so.
When your carpet arrives the first thing to do is to check to make sure it is the colour, style and amount you ordered.
It is normal for there to be flattening in the rolled carpet, this will relax during installation and after the carpet has been stretched over the smooth edge.
Before starting remove the old carpet and the old underpad. Start by removing all other materials such as furniture from the room. Once you have the old carpet and pad out its a good idea to clean the floor in order to remove dirt and dusts. For cleaning the floor, it is always better to use powerful vacuum cleaner. If you can its good to open the windows to ventilate your room of chemical exposure from the old pad and carpet. It’s not a bad idea to wear a mask while doing this work.
How to Install Carpet and Padding
Take care placing the new underpad, it isn’t the prettiest stuff but it is greatly responsible to the warranties and longevity of your new carpet. Begin your carpet installation with a tack strip (aka ‘smooth edge’). The tack strips have to be nailed into the room edges. This is made by placing a nail in the center of every strip and also on every end. The carpet is held in a place by using this strip.
*Looking ahead* You will need to have use of a knee kicker to attach the carpet to the tack strip. This is done by by kicking the carpet edges and extend it over the strip. You must make sure that no tack strips are used in front of other room’s openings.
The padding is placed over the strip and held in place with the help of staple gun. Then at the edges are trimmed back to expose the strip.
For installing, the new carpet to the room size with additional 5 or 6 inches and then lay down it on the floor. After placing the carpet take great care to stretch the carpet properly in order to avoid wrinkles. Wrinkles will damage your carpet and the carpet backing.
Once you have successfully kicked the carpet into place, trim the edges using a sharp knife. Tuck the ends under the molding with a 5 in 1 tool or similar.
How to Install Carpet and Buy Carpet
The heading might seem out of order but the truth is – installing carpet starts before you even purchase your carpet. Well laid plans lend to well laid carpets. Ensure you have measured correctly taking into account every corner and alcove to be certain of the total coverage. Determine how you will match the carpet into other carpeted and non-carpeted areas.
The measurements have to be precise and remember carpet comes on 12′ and 15′ rolls so the math needs to be correct. Do you know where you will seam your carpet (have you rented a seamer?)
If you have a big area and wish to do wall-to-wall carpeting, you should ask somebody to help you. Carpet is heavy and awkward and its always nice to have someone to share pizza with.
One word of caution on expensive carpets is they are often quite heavy and more vulnerable to damage by being moved and folded.
If you have any further questions about installation after reading all of these instructions before beginning your installation, you may contact us at 905-802-4791. We will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Again, once your carpet has been cut or altered in any way it is not returnable, exchangeable or refundable for any reason. Please be certain that you have your carpet positioned correctly, measured correctly and your cutting plan is accurate before you commit.
If you did cut your carpet already and made a mistake we can help you out just like we helped our customers here.
If you aren’t ready to tackle this project – don’t worry, we’ll handle it for you. Quickly, efficiently, cost effective and timely.
For more information: (905) 802-4791