Preparation is key to a successful carpet installation. It can eliminate measuring, ordering, and any delays.
Ask a lot of questions, and you can get most of the answers even before you leave the carpet store.
Questions to ask
Who does the subfloor inspection? Is that a separate cost if it needs repair, or is it part of the fee?
Who removes existing carpeting and padding? Some people remove it themselves, while others have the company do it.
The room needs to be empty. Who removes the furniture, and is there a charge?
What about baseboards? If one already exists, should I remove it, or will the installer bring one as part of the installation?
Create a checklist
You want to keep your everyday routines as “normal” as possible. A new carpet installation, like any remodeling, can be disruptive, so:
Place all important documents within easy reach.
Create alternatives for needed rooms. During an installation, I turned my kitchen into a home office.
Make pet arrangements—either plan to secure them or get them out of the house entirely. For example, I just scheduled a doggy play date for mine!
Measure door heights and moldings. Be aware of any door sills, bay windows, or anything you should tell the installer so there are no height issues.
After the carpet installation
While preparation is vital, follow-up is also essential. After your carpet installation, be sure to ask about expectations. Some things, like shedding, are normal–but for how long?
Also, ask about moving the furniture back in or just walking on the surface. But, again, there are often two different timetables.
Visit our carpet store today
You'll find it all at the family-owned Nielsen Bros & Sons: selection, savings, and service. You'll see carpet installation designs such as Artisanal Harmony by Karastan, Knockout 11 by Dream Weaver, and many others.
We have locations in Bellevue, Auburn, and Lynnwood. Or, if you prefer to shop in the convenience of your own home, call us for our fully stocked mobile showroom. In addition, we service Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, and the surrounding areas. Visit us today for the best carpet in Lynwood, Auburn, and Bellevue, WA.