Whether you’re putting in new floors for your new home or looking to replace your current flooring situation, opting for professional carpet installation is the perfect project to create a home you’ll love. While the expert carpet installers at RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers handle the majority of the process with great aptitude, there are some steps you can take to speed up the carpet installation and may even save you some money. Furthermore, completing some or all of the following steps can ensure your satisfaction with the overall experience and finished product.
Clearing the Rooms
The most useful step in preparing a home for carpet installation is to clear the room of furniture and other items that could get in the way of laying down new carpeting. All items on the floor of the room or rooms that the installation crew will be working on should be moved away. You may more easily find some space to store your lamps, books, or chairs in other parts of the house — if you are re-flooring your current lived-in home. You may need to hire a third-party service to disassemble, move, and store larger items of furniture temporarily, like bookshelves, desks, and beds. Clearing the rooms ahead of time will save your installation team a bunch of time since they can get started right away.
Make a Path
On the day of installation, the carpet installers will be walking back-and-forth from the designated rooms to their truck, getting their tools and supplies, as well as hauling your old and new flooring. They’ll likely track dirt or mud on their shoes through your home, or may accidentally damage your existing flooring like hardwood by carrying in their heavy equipment. It’s best to lay down old towels, cardboard, or pieces of your old carpet flooring to create a path to-and-from all the rooms and the front door. Tape or secure the floor covering to prevent accidental slips or trips. Additionally, store any fragile pieces of decor or furniture along the pathway, like vases or picture frames, out of the way too. Clear your driveway or find a convenient parking spot closeby your home for the installers to park their truck.
Remove the Old Flooring
Depending on the types of pre-existing flooring you have that you want to replace, you may be able to save yourself some money on the removal process by pulling up the old floors yourself. Consult with the installation team ahead of time to see if removing the flooring yourself is a straightforward task that won’t damage the subflooring or the room’s base molding or trim. Otherwise, vacuum or clean the old floors to reduce dust and dander floating around when the installation team comes to remove the flooring themselves.
Questions? RPS Flooring is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to care for your hardwood floors, we here at RPS Flooring are here to help. Our trained professionals will answer your questions and guide you in the right direction. Give us a call or come and visit our showroom to check out our selection of commercial and residential flooring options. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.