Carpet installation requires a specialized skill set. Our manufacturers recommend that you rely on the expertise of a professional installation team to ensure your satisfaction with the product for years to come. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare, so things go smoothly on installation day.
Preparing for the Installation
- Remove all furniture
- Remove all breakable items, like vases, lamps, collectibles, and heirlooms
- Detach and store wiring from TVs, VCR/DVD Players, stereos, and computers
- Clear closet floors
- Vacuum the old carpet to minimize the airborne dust and particles.
- Your new floor coverings need to be installed over a structurally sound subfloor. Any damage that has been done by insects, water, or other problems should be repaired prior to carpet installation.
Carpets have a “lay of direction” to the pile, showing lighter or darker shading depending on the viewing direction. There is no right or wrong direction, but if you have a preference in how you would like the shading to appear, let your flooring expert know prior to installation.
Our skilled flooring installation team strives to make seams in your carpet as unnoticeable as possible. However, seaming is very dependent on the type of carpet, lighting, and direction.
Proper Care for Your Carpet
In the months following installation, you may notice some shedding or sprouting. This is normal and will not affect the carpet’s life or beauty in any way. Shedding is when loose fibers become undone from carpets made with staple yarn. This will subside with vacuuming. Sprouting is when a single tuft extends beyond the carpet surface, usually along walls or at seams. Simply clip it off; do not pull. Frequent vacuuming and regular professional carpet cleaning will maximize the life of your new carpet.