Choosing to install carpet in your home is a good decision all around. However, there are a few things to consider so that you are fully prepared during the carpet installation process. There are some common disturbances that you should plan to expect. Consider these instructions because doing so will help you keep these disturbances to a bare minimum.
It is quite common that the doors leading to the new carpeted area may scrub or drag against the new carpeting. This is because it is thicker and sits higher than the previous flooring, exceeding the gap space underneath the doors. In this case, you may have to get the bottom of the doors trimmed or rehung all together.
It can get very stuffy in the home during a carpet installation; this usually happens during the removal of the old carpet, creating dust everywhere. Make sure the area that is being worked on has plenty of ventilation and air movement. You can open the windows if the weather allows. If it doesn’t, place several fans in the area or turn on the ventilation system. Just make sure there is air movement in the room. Afterwards, sustain the ventilation for at least 48 to 72 hours to allow adequate airing-out.
Carpet installation come with a lot of racket just like any home improvement project. There will be hammering, stapling, and stretching all over the place. Make sure you are prepared for this. Sometimes it is best to make sure you and your family is away from the home for a while as the installation takes place. This is not a lengthy process; it usually takes only several hours to complete. If just so happens the appointment is scheduled for the weekend and this is probably not the best time to take a quiet nap. Take note, the area that is being carpeted will be out of commission for a moment so plan ahead of time.