Before Installing Your Carpet
Prior to installation, please assure that the following tasks have been completed:
- Move all furniture & furnishings off of your existing floors
- Remove all doors that are in the area where carpet may impact their movement. A carpenter may need to shave the bottom of a door if there is a possibility that it may not clear the height of your new carpeting.
- If you wish to have carpeting installed underneath fixtures such as radiators, railings, etc. instead of around them, have them removed prior to installation.
- Move all wiring for electronics, utilities, etc. before installation.
- If you are carpeting any closets, make sure nothing is on the floor within.
- Ensure that your installers have proper lighting and access to electrical outlets.
Things To Know
There are also a few things that you shouldn't worry about when it comes to carpet installation.
- Shading. Heavy, plush carpets often show light and dark patches depending on the direction of the pile and the reflection of light. This is a normal phenomenon and considered part of the beauty of these types of carpet.
- Shedding. Carpets often shed and fluff with regular use. This may persist for some time but does not effect the way the fabric wears.
- Roll crush. When the weight of a carpet roll causes bands or pile crush across the width of your installation, this condition tends to fade within 60 days. In the rare case in which it does not fade, your carpet can be steamed to return to normal.
- Sprouting. If you find small tufts of fiber “sprouting” above your carpet’s surface, do not pull on them. Instead, trim them with sharp scissors.