Your home is a place of peace and relaxation. We come, we go. With time, regardless of your diligent upkeep, items will fade. Floors, for example, are one of the most significant elements in home that require frequent replacement. Whether you’re looking for carpet installation because of normal wear and tear or need a fresh look and feel, there are a few things to know before jumping in.
Here, the experts at Rug Depot Home provide three ways to prepare for your upcoming carpet installation.
Finish any wet processes before installation day.
One of the most abused parts of a busy home is the baseboards. With this in mind, a new carpet presents an opportune time to freshen up these elements. However, you want to be sure to get this task checked off the list before installation day arrives. Wet paint and plaster present obstacles for the installer as well as the potential to ruin your new carpet.
Remove the old carpet and padding.
While many carpet installers provide carpet and pad removal services, sometimes it’s better to tackle the job yourself. Why? First (and most importantly) you’ll save money. Like any company that offers a service, there is a price tag that follows. If you’re operating on a budget, a little DIY can go a long way.
Another reason to remove old carpeting on your own is the opportunity to address any flooring problems. From squeaky floors to pet stains, a bare floor presents you the time to apply any needed chemicals or replace boards. By skipping this step, your new carpet will simply be placed above the problematic areas.
Cover vents and furniture.
If you’re having wall to wall carpeting installed the room will need to be cleared of all furniture and wiring. However, anything still within range should be covered to prevent dust and debris from settling in. This rule also applies to your vents. As a gateway to the air quality in your home, the last thing you want is installation particles spreading throughout.
At Rug Depot Home, we offer the region’s largest selection of area rugs and stair runners. While you may not need to clear the room for custom carpet installation, these tips are always good to keep in mind.
If you’re searching for a way to spruce up your home, visit Rug Depot Home for an extensive selection of area rugs, custom rugs, and stair runners in any size, color and shape! We look forward to working with you!