While seams are inevitable, our installers excel at minimizing and hiding seams. They call on years of experience and tried and true industry methods. Case in point: they’ll insure seams are placed away from areas subjected to pivoting traffic, and not run seams perpendicular to doorway openings.
You should keep in mind that, occasionally, additional carpet must be ordered to better match patterns at the seams, which will add to the cost.
We Do Our Very Best to Insure a Smooth Transition.
When two different flooring products meet – say, carpeting and a hardwood floor – it’s called a transition. Our professional installers will try to match the surface heights of various flooring products to minimize transitions. It is a good idea to review this with them prior to the installation.
What To Know And Do Before Installation Day
Relocate Your Furniture.
Remove all furniture and other objects and materials from the areas to be carpeted. Before moving, you’ll also need to empty the contents of china cabinets, closets and the like.
What’s To Be Done With Your Present Floor Covering?
Please consider how your old floor covering will be taken up and disposed of. This can be a time consuming and messy task. We will be happy to discuss removal options with you.
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. If removing old carpet, please leave tack strips in place and pull the staples out of the floor from the original pad.
You should know that, in many cases, moldings and baseboards need to be removed for carpet installation. Our installers will do this for an additional charge but will not be responsible for damage or breakage due to dry or brittle wood.
Painted baseboards, woodwork and paint may need retouching after the installation is complete. If necessary, this is your responsibility.
Get Expert Council On Your Sub Flooring.
While typically not necessary for carpet installations, your existing sub floor may need to be prepared to receive the carpet, or a new sub floor may be required. This is a job best left to the professionals and, again, we can help you with these decisions.
Include A Door Plan In Your Preparation.
When carpeting is installed, there’s always the possibility that the doors, especially closet doors, basement and bedroom doors, may not clear the new carpet and swing free.
Our installers may remove doors in order to install the carpet and re-hang them at an additional charge. If there is a clearance issue you may want to arrange for a qualified carpenter to shave or cut down your door(s) after the installation of your new carpet.
Don’t Let Clean-up Be A Toss-up.
Installing new carpet will produce waste. These materials will be collected and disposed of by our installers. Please consult with us regarding additional costs.