Hiring professionals to replace your carpet can be an excellent decision as it ensures a high-quality installation that’s done right the first time. However, to help the professionals provide the best service, there are some preparations you can make.
Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for carpet replacement:
1. Choose Your New Carpet
The first step is to choose the type of carpet that you want for your home. Consider the style, color, material, and texture that you prefer. It’s also essential to choose a carpet that is durable and fits within your budget.
2. Measure Your Room
Before you can schedule an installation appointment, you need to measure your room to determine how much carpet you need. Measure the length and width of your room and multiply the two numbers to get the square footage. Adding 10% to the square footage will account for waste and cuts. This will ensure that you have enough carpet to cover your entire room.
3. Schedule the Installation
Once you’ve measured the room, it’s time to schedule the installation. Choose a time that’s convenient for you and works with the installer’s schedule. Be sure to ask the installer any questions you may have about the installation process and make sure they know what you expect in terms of quality and service. Hiring a professional carpet installation company ensures a high-quality installation and the peace of mind that the job will be done right.
4. Remove Furniture/Clear the Room
To help the professionals, it’s important to remove all the furniture from the room. This will provide the installers with enough space to work and ensure that your furniture doesn’t get damaged during the installation process.
After removing the furniture, you need to clear the room of any other items that may be in the way. This includes rugs, lamps, and any other decorative items that are on the floor. It’s also a good idea to remove any wall hangings or curtains that may get in the way during installation.
5. Clean the Area
It’s essential to clean the room thoroughly before the professionals arrive. This will help to ensure that the installation process goes smoothly and that your new carpet looks its best. Vacuum the room and remove any dirt or debris from the floor.
6. Prep Your Old Flooring
After you’ve cleaned the area(s) where the new carpet will be installed, it’s important to prep your old flooring. During your estimate, you should discuss with your installer if you will be responsible for removing the old carpeting before the installation process. While many professional carpet installation companies will handle this task, it’s always best to confirm with them beforehand to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings.
If your project includes removal, you don’t have to worry about prepping your old flooring.
7. Prepare the Subfloor
The subfloor is the foundation of your carpet, and it’s essential that it’s in good condition before installation. If you are handling the removal of your old carpet, make sure the subfloor is clean and free of any debris. If there are any cracks or holes in the subfloor, make sure to fill them in with a floor patching compound. This will help to ensure that your new carpet lays flat and looks its best.
8. Cover the Floors Leading to the Area
Before the installation begins, it’s essential to protect the floors leading to the area where the new carpet will be installed. This is especially important if the installers need to carry equipment or tools through your home.
Covering your floors can help prevent damage to your existing flooring and keep your home clean during the installation process. Consider using drop cloths or plastic sheeting to cover the floors in the path to the installation area.
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At Magic Touch Carpet Repair and Cleaning, we understand the inconvenience of carpet damage; that’s why our highly experienced team is committed to finding the optimal solution for your carpets. Whether you want to repair or replace them, we will work with you to create a plan that meets your budget and timeline. Our staff is equipped with high-level expertise and modern tools that enable us to efficiently get the job done. We pride ourselves on providing reliable service from start to finish, so you have total peace of mind knowing that your carpets are in capable hands.
We offer a wide range of services, including:
- Professional Carpet Cleaning Services
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Let us take away the stress of replacing or repairing your carpeting: contact us today for a free estimate.