Bring In The Professionals
A quality installation is critical to the performance of your carpet. To put it simply, this is a job for the professionals. The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends hiring an installation contractor who adheres to the CRI 105 (Residential) Installation Standard for all aspects of the installation.
In most cases, the retailer will handle the details of arranging installation. At the time of purchase, ask your floor covering retailer to recommend a professional installer if there is not one on staff. Be sure to ask about additional fees, such as the removal and disposal of old flooring and moving larger furniture pieces.
There are several things you can do, both before and after installation, to make sure the process goes smoothly.
Preparing for the Installation
When getting carpet installed, make sure that you know what services your installer will provide and what you might need to handle yourself. For example, there may be an additional charge to move your furniture. Here are other some things to keep in mind before and during carpet installation:
After the Installation
In the months following installation, you may notice some changes in your carpet. Most of these are normal and will not affect the carpet’s life or beauty. Here’s what to do as the carpet breaks in over time:
If you have any additional questions, contact your retailer and/or the carpet manufacturer.