Preparing For A Carpet Installation Session

by Connor Pena

If you have old carpeting in your home and you wish to revitalize one room with the addition of new carpeting, you are most likely excited about the prospect of having a soft floor covering. There are a few steps you should take before your carpeting is installed to ensure the work is done without delay. Here are a few tips you can use in preparation for the installation of new carpeting in your home.

Remove All Personal Items

All items will need to be removed from a room before the carpeting can be placed. While most people know to remove larger items like furniture, it is best to take out items that adorn the walls as well. Pictures, mirrors, candle holders, wall sconces, and other wall items are at risk of breakage should the end of a rolled up carpet hit into them when installers navigate the room to position the carpeting properly. Rather than risk having these items become damaged, preparing by completely stripping the room of personal effects is best. It is also necessary to remove all molding from the bottoms of walls in anticipation for a carpeting installation. Ask the carpet installation service if they will be removing and replacing these pieces or if it will be necessary for you to do the work yourself.

Provide A Path For Installers To Utilize

Since carpeting comes in long rolls, getting one into the home can be a bit tricky, especially around corners or down narrow hallways. To prepare for workers to bring in the carpeting, it is a good idea to remove all items in the path you intend for them to use to get carpeting into the room where you will be having it installed. If you are worried about the corners of your walls getting hit with the end of a roll of carpeting, you can cover them with an easy-to-remove painter's tape to help keep paint from chipping.

Find Out About Waste Removal

It is best to ask the carpet installation business if they will remove the old carpeting. If this is not included in your installation package, or if you do not wish to pay an extra charge for the removal, you will need to find an alternate way to have it disposed of properly. Contact your garbage pickup service to see if they will be able to take away the carpeting if you leave it at the side of your curb.