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Make Carpet Installation Go Smoothly

Make Carpet Installation Go Smoothly
Professional and proper installation is crucial to the life and performance of your carpet. Because of this, it is essential to know what to expect from your flooring contractor during your carpet installation.

Plan before carpet installers arrive

Ideally, complete the wallpapering, painting, or other remodeling work before carpet installation. Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering will typically take care of the basics of your flooring project. We will schedule an estimator to measure your rooms and determine how to minimize waste to maximize your carpet. Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering provides free estimates. We will also suggest a local professional contractor with experience installing your carpet choice. It is essential to speak with the installer before the job begins to determine what the contractors are responsible for and to establish a schedule for the work. The carpet contractors will need to use your electricity to power their tools and an a clean area to work.

As part of the installation process, most carpet installers will move your furniture. Although it is highly recommended you move your small items like lamps, televisions or any other breakables before the installer arrives. To reduce dust and dirt, vacuum your existing carpet before the team of installers arrive. Ask the carpet installers if they will vacuum the exposed sub-floor or if you'll need to do that.

Ask if your installer is bonded and insured

Anyone that comes into your home to perform work on your flooring project should have Liability Insurance and a Surety Bond. This will protect both the carpet contractor and yourself if there are any issues during the installation. Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering only use insured and bonded carpet installers.

During installation of your carpet

Once the work begins, your carpet installer are responsible for removing and disposing your old carpet. Carpet Contractors will remove any molding or trim in the room and prep the subfloor for installation. the molding and trim in your room can be fragile and despite their best efforts, your carpet contractors may break a few pieces. If the trim happens to break, it is typically your responsibility to replace them. During carpet installation, provide adequate ventilation by opening windows and doors, running an exhaust fan, or operating your HVAC system fan.

At some point, your carpet installer may need to remove your doors to complete the flooring project. Your new carpet may be thicker than the previous carpet, your doors have to be trimmed before reinstalled. Most carpet installers do not perform carpentry work, so it will be your responsibility to either cut them yourself or hire a professional to reinstall them.

What if we find an issue with my subfloors

If the subfloor is not level or is damaged, this can result in installation delays. Some carpet installers will make the some repairs before installation; however, if the damage is extensive, you may need to hire a carpenter.

After carpet installation

Before the carpet installer leaves, walk through the carpeted area and confirm that everything meets your expectations. The installer will remove small scraps. Any large pieces are left behind for you. Some people have pieces cut into small rugs for their home. Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering can apply binding to the carpet pieces' edges for a nominal fee to keep them from fraying.

The odors and volatile organic compounds from the carpet or adhesives may take 72 hours for to dissipate. It is normal that new carpet sheds; vacuum loose fibers. Use scissors to trim any "sprouting" loops or tufts. If you see wrinkles or ripples, contact your retailer or installer immediately; they may need to re-stretch your carpet.

After the carpet professionals leave, there is only one thing left for you to do: Admire your new carpet.

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