Nothing feels as cozy and warm underfoot as new carpet. Let the experts at Floor Boys give you the look and performance you expect from your carpet.
A qualified pro will have the experience and knowledge needed to get the job done right the first time. If you plan to install your own carpet, be sure to check the manufacturer’s warranties and approved installation guidelines. This will help ensure you’ve got coverage and support if unforeseen issues should arise.
Carpet installation is hard work and requires a variety of tools and supplies the average DIY enthusiast might not have on hand. A professional installer will have a broad range of equipment to work with. Here are a few items that you’re sure to see if you watch the installation process.
Tack strips are slats of wood nailed to the floor around the outside edge of the carpet installation area. There are angled pins sticking off the top surface that catch hold of the carpet and keep it in place, allowing it to be stretched tight into position.
About a foot and a half long, this tool has teeth at one end that grip the carpet and a pad at the other end. The teeth grip the surface of the carpet so it is pushed toward the wall when the installer strikes the padded end with one knee. This causes the carpet to catch on the tack strip in a stretched position.
This is a spiked cylinder-shaped roller with a handle, something like a small paint roller. The installer uses it to press down on the seam between two pieces of carpet so it sticks to the adhesive applied underneath. This ensures a solid reliable seam in doorways or other high-traffic areas.
Getting Ready for Your Carpet Installation
Preparation is important for a successful carpeting installation. You should consult with one of our flooring specialists at Floor Boys for complete instructions. Here are steps you can take to help the process go smoothly.
1. If your old flooring has to be removed, there may be extra work involved in getting the subfloor ready for your new carpet installation. If the old flooring was glued down or set in place with tile adhesive, the residue will have to be scrapped away. A flooring specialist can make this much easier. An experienced professional will know when the surface is ready for use and may be able to assist you with the disposal of your old flooring.
2. All the furniture will need to be removed from the room where your new carpet is to be installed. Professional movers and storage experts can make this much easier, especially for items requiring special care. Professional movers can save you a lot of time without your furniture, too!
During & After Your Carpet Installation
An adult member of your household will need to be present when your carpet installer arrives. This person will need be able to show the installer to the job site. For everyone’s safety and to make the job easier, keep children and pets away from the work area until the job has been completed. Your lead installer will be able to answer your questions about the finished product and advise you on how and when you can start using your new carpet.