The new carpet installation may be tricky if you don’t prepare it well. This article will help you with the compilation of useful tips to help the installation process go perfectly and how to maintain the new carpet look fine in long time.
Prepare the Room
Most of the carpet installers are only paid to install the carpet. Therefore, prepare the room before they arrive by removing your furniture. This can help the installation process and avoid scratches in your furniture during the installation.
First, you need to remove the old carpet when you are about to install the new carpet. Make use of this time by inspecting the subflooring damage. It’s important to fix any defects or damages before the new carpet installation begin. Once the new carpet installed, it’s difficult to fix any subflooring defect because you need to remove all the things on the floor. In addition, you can optimize this “naked” time by cleaning the area thoroughly.
Deal with the Wrinkles
These unwanted sights don’t only happen in cosmetics area, your carpet may have it because of a wrong stretching or temperature change. When the wrinkles started to appear, contact a professional carpet installer. Leave it to them, they will fix any defect and do the reinstallations process perfectly using a power stretcher.
Mind the Door
Planning is important in carpet installation. Most of the carpet installer doesn’t include a door adjustment in the contract. So you need to plan it yourself to avoid the door drama. Make sure you have enough space between the door and the carpet. Therefore, your door should be able to close properly without any disturbance from the carpet beneath.
Avoid the crash
Sometime you need to move your furniture to the new location. Do it carefully by lift them up instead of pulling over the carpet because it could lead the scratches or ravels on the carpet. If you think you can’t do it alone, ask for help or use furniture slider to do the job. It’s better than having your carpet full of scratches or ravels from the furniture’s’ legs.
Moreover, it’s better to trim your pet’s nails to reduce the snags occurrence. You won’t be able to watch your pet every time right?
Cleaning the carpet is the best way to keep it well maintained. All you have to do is vacuum it regularly and call a professional cleaner if necessary. They will use their magic to clean your carpet and make it look new from time to time. Cleaning regularly prevent your carpet from unwanted dirt. In addition, if you are a pet person, it will prevent any pet dander and flea on your carpet.
The sun might be the real danger for you because it will fade the color of your carpet. Remember to add curtains in your room to prevent the sun light from hitting the carpet.
Add the areas rugs
In some areas of your carpets, the traffic is higher than the other because of our mobility. Then, it’s a good idea to install areas rugs where you usually walk to reduce the stress and slow down wearing effect on your carpet.