Carpet installation is pretty straightforward, however for a perfect finish to your home it definitely pays to leave it in the hands of professional installers with the appropriate experience and expertise. Find out more about how this procedure pays off by having your carpet professionally installed, and why it does well to have your carpet laid by installers that truly know what they are doing below, so pay attention now. Read below to find out.
Before anything else, carpet installation is all about the padding of your flooring. This is especially true if you’re installing the new flooring yourself. If you don’t want to buy new padding, or have old carpeting you’d like to replace, there’s no reason why you can’t just have the old padding replaced, saving you the hassle of having to go through the trouble of removing and installing new padding. You will also find that installation of the new flooring is more straightforward this way too. There’s no need to remove old carpeting before you put in the new one, and it won’t be necessary to dispose of the old carpet before it can be used for another floor. These are reasons to have your old padding replaced and you can start to enjoy the benefits immediately.
The most popular kind of padding used for flooring is what’s called “adhesive carpet padding”. This is a very durable kind of padding, which is made of a thick plastic film that’s applied over the top of your floor and then protected by fastener strips of different colors. Each strip has an end with a sharp point and a hook to stick onto the carpet backing. With this kind of carpet padding the patterns are made using interlocking designs and the hooks and fasteners can’t be pulled apart easily, so they’ll stay securely in place. Because of this feature, adhesive padding can be a good option for very large rooms or for areas that are difficult to install new flooring over.
Another kind of carpeting tightener is seam tape. Seam tape works by making small, plastic seams along the edges of your floor. When you get into a room with tape, you can pull it apart and discard it (if you want), or you can stick it to the inside of the seams and use it as a guide to straighten the edges as you lay your new flooring in. You might not need to remove the tape entirely if you’re using the room as a work area or a workspace, but you can take off some of it if you’d like to see the full length of the floor.
One of the most important things to remember about installing floor covering is to follow the manufacturers recommendation for adhesive installation. If you do not follow the recommendations, your new floor covering may peel up after only a few years. The adhesive you use for an installation should stick to the surface of the flooring, and it should adhere well to any surface left over from the installation of the floor covering. You should avoid using hard glues (such as epoxy) because they will damage your floors if the floor covering is not strong enough to hold the glue.
If you have decided on carpet installation over laminate flooring or ceramic tile flooring, be sure to check with your local flooring company or home improvement store if there is a free installation offer. They may offer to install your flooring for free if you agree to pay for the product cost. This cost might be less than the cost of the floor covering itself, since installation materials can be quite costly. Even with free installation, you will still save money by avoiding installation labor costs.