Carpet Installation

What you need to know about carpet installation


There’s a lot to think about when it comes to installing carpet. It’s good to understand what the process entails before you buy. At The Floor Store, we have years of experience and are happy to answer any of your specific carpet installation questions. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview of what to expect.

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Before Your Carpet Installation

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

Plan to be home during the installation. It will ensure you can communicate well with your installation team and have any of your 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 seams.

You may want to discuss doors and molding in advance, as your installation team will not reinstall molding or trim doors. You’ll want to consider having a professional install your baseboards and trim your doors should the need arise.

After Your Carpet Installation

After your carpet is installed, your room will need good ventilation. You can help ensure good air flow by opening windows, turning on fans, and taking other steps to air the room for about 72 hours. Your new carpet may “shed” a bit, but frequent vacuuming in the first few days will help. Use scissors to trim loose fibers, and enjoy your new flooring!