Carpet Installation

Before Carpet Installation

We highly recommend taking these key considerations before your new carpet installation to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible for your household. Start by removing all furniture, electronics, and wall hangings from the rooms receiving new carpet, and clear closets as well! Since carpet requires a completely level subfloor and can’t be installed over existing flooring, the current floors will need to be removed entirely and disposed of. Once your subfloor is assessed and any imperfections are repaired, you are ready for your carpet installation day.

What to expect

When your carpet installation day is here, an adult needs to be home during the process to answer any questions that may arise for the crew. You may need to establish ventilation during the process to reduce the presence of new carpet smell or adhesives. Carpet padding will need to go down first on the subfloor before the carpet rolls are installed. For an average-sized room, your new carpet installation can take as little as half a day from start to finish!

Designate an area in the home for the workers to keep dangerous installation tools and cut carpet as needed. Keep children and pets away from the rooms receiving new carpet, as well as the designated worker’s area. If the flooring height has changed when new carpet is installed, the doors in the room will need to be removed and shaved down to ensure full range of motion.

Once your new carpet is installed, your installation crew will specify how long you need to wait before walking on the floors. When you are returning furniture and furnishings back into the room, always lift pieces or use proper rolling equipment, and use felt protectors under the legs of heavy pieces to reduce impact. You can begin vacuuming your new carpet to remove loose fibers and you should anticipate shedding for the first few weeks after installation.