Carpet Installation - What To Expect
When it comes to installing carpet in your home there’s a lot to think about it. It’s good to have a sense of what the process entails before entering into the buying process. At your local Dalton Wholesale Floors, we have years of experience and are happy to answer any and all of your specific carpet-based installation questions.
Before you even think about installation, our staff will work with you to ensure that we have the appropriate measurements for your project. As with any flooring installation, it’s important that the room is cleared of furniture and other items before installation begins. Consider whether you’ll be installing carpet over existing flooring, or if you will need to have it removed and taken away; this should be discussed at the time you purchase your carpeting so expectations are clear for both you and your installer. Remember that baseboards and molding may also need to be removed before installation and you may need to consider whether your subflooring needs repairs to ensure that the floor itself is safe, stable, and level.
During Your Carpet Installation
During the day of your carpet installation, you should plan to be home. This will ensure that you communicate directly with your installation team and have any and all of your specific questions answered. Your carpet padding will be installed first. On top of that, your carpet will be installed, using a seam diagram to ensure that placement minimizes the appearance of any and all seams. If you’ve had discussions about doors and molding in advance, your installation team may take care of those needs. If not, you’ll want to consider having a professional install your baseboards and trim your doors.
After Your Carpet Installation
After your carpet is installed, your room will need good ventilation. You can help ensure good air flow by opening up windows, turning on fans and taking other steps to air the room out for about 48 to 72 hours. Your new carpet may “shed” a bit, but frequent vacuuming in the first few days will help. Use scissors to trim any loose fibers and begin to enjoy your new flooring!
If you have questions about floor maintenance, we would be happy to answer them for you. Feel free to contact us at the Dalton Wholesale Floors location nearest you.