Carpet | Installation

Being knowledgeable and prepared for the big day when the new carpeting will transform your home is very important. Being ready for the installation of your carpet will make the entire process go faster and more efficiently. Knowing what to expect and being prepared will also be a lot less stressful on you, your family and your home.

How to Prepare for Installation Day:

Remove All Furniture

  • Additional charges may occur for moving furniture
  • Don’t forget to empty the contents of china cabinets, closets

Doors

  • Doors may not clear the new carpet and swing freely
  • A professional can remove doors and re-hang, if possible
  • If necessary, they will shave or cut down doors to insure clearance at an additional cost

Clean-up

  • Old materials are usually collected by your installer and left at your trash collection site
  • You may incur an additional cost for hauling away old material

Safety

  • Installers use tools and techniques that can make the work area hazardous so make sure that children and pets are kept away from the work area

The walk-through

  • Prior to the completion of the installation, walk-through the job with the chief installer

Odor

  • Some of the chemicals and adhesives in carpet can smell for 48 to 72 hours
  • For odor sensitivity, provide the room with adequate ventilation

Fixing post-installation problems

  • Shedding is a natural part of a new carpet, frequent vacuuming for the first few days will help
  • If sprouting occurs (small visible tufts or loops), use small scissors to trim the loose fibers flush with the carpet's surface
  • For wrinkles or ripples, a re-stretch may be needed. Please reach out to your sales associate.