How to Prepare for Carpet Installation
Carpet installation isn’t child’s play, so preparing properly is going to be appreciated. Before your carpet installers arrive:
- Clear a safe path into and through your home.
- Remove smaller furniture and breakables.
- Prepare a space for larger furniture.
- Sequester your pets.
- Set the thermostat right
Skipping these steps can make your carpet installer’s job easier, prevent damage, and even make your new carpet last longer.
Clear a Path
A roll of new carpet can come in at 12 feet long and tip the scales at a few hundred pounds. As such, you should:
- Provide space for a van to pull up close to your home.
- Clear away any obstacles, including snow during winter, hoses during summer, and any other tripping hazards.
- Prevent your pets from dashing out and getting caught underfoot by keeping them in another room.
Set the Scene
The room needs to be pretty much bare. Installers will be happy to help move your larger furniture, but you’ll need to have a space for those items. Also:
- Remove Smaller Items: Save time by moving more portable pieces of furniture and other such items before installers arrive.
- Adjust the Thermostat: Too hot and the carpet technicians are going to be sweating; too cold and the carpet won’t stretch properly.
We’ll Help Your Carpet Installation Go Smoothly
We know all about carpet installation. In fact, we’re confident enough in your expertise to offer a Limited Lifetime Installation Warranty — the industry standard is 12 months, but we think Naperville, Lisle, and Wheaton homes deserve better. If you’d like to request an appointment, simply get in touch today.