Tips And Tricks When Preparing For Carpet or Rug Installation
Calling in professionals to have carpeting properly installed makes smart sense from both a financial and aesthetically pleasing perspective. That said here are a few simple rug or carpet installation preparation tips that homeowners may wish to consider when having carpeting installed. The first tip is to make sure that you know what the installer is offering in terms of services and what the homeowner may have to handle on their own. Who will be moving the furniture is just one example in this regard.
Other things to consider when having carpeting installed is if there are any other remodeling projects that may be going on in the room at the time. From painting to wallpapering, these activities must all be coordinated when having carpeting installed. It is also important to remove any breakable items from the immediate area that is to be carpeted. Computers, stereos and TVs as well as other delicate and breakable items should all be relocated to another part of the house. Another great idea is to vacuum the existing carpeting prior to its removal.
Healthier Indoor Living Environment
This will help to reduce the amount of airborne dust and other particles that may be stirred up when the old carpeting is ripped away. In addition, most experts recommend vacuuming the subfloor as well, once the old carpeting has been removed. This is all intended to make for a healthier indoor living environment. Discuss upfront with professional installers who will actually remove and dispose of the old carpeting and the under-mat. Equally important is to thoroughly inspect the new carpeting when it arrives to make sure that it is the right color and texture and that there are no visible defects present.
Open Windows and Doors
Also a good idea is to make sure that you discuss with the installer where the seams will be placed during the installation process. Obviously seams are best when positioned in less visible areas. While seams are never totally invisible, a professional install will make them very hard to see. As a final note, homeowners should make sure that there is adequate ventilation during the installation process. Use exhaust-fans or even turn on an air-conditioning system and open windows and doors. Contact Timberline Discount Flooring today for the best in Houston carpeting installation services.