You've made the exciting choice of having new carpet laid down in your home. However even though you have professional carpet installers doing the work, there's still a lot of things you need to do before the carpet can finally be laid. Much of this work can be done by yourself. Here are some things you should do to prepare for your fresh, new carpeting and make it easy on the installers.
Remove smaller objects in the room:
While the carpet installer may move the large, heavy pieces, you will have to clear all the smaller items from the room. Empty any shelves or cupboards and remove and secure any electronics. When unplugging things, be sure to make note or mark where each wire goes as the installer will not be able to help you when you need to put them back together. Not only will doing all this yourself beforehand save time, but it will also make those items more secure and less likely to be damaged.
Prepare the old carpet:
While you may think that you don't need to do anything to the old carpet since you are going to have it destroyed, there are some things you should do to prepared it for being pulled out. Be sure to vacuum the old carpet to remove dirt and debris which could irritate the installers. Some installers will charge you extra if they have to remove any carpeting with pet stains or urine. You may have the option of pulling out and disposing the carpeting yourself, but be sure to ask the installers, first. Some charge extra to do this work, but you won't have to worry about disposal if you let them handle it.
Prepare to have your doors removed:
Your old carpet has probably worn down over the years to the point where your doors move over it fairly easily with plenty of clearance. However, the thickness of the new carpet may make carpet installation difficult, so they will have to be removed. However, once the installation is done and the doors re-hung, you will likely need to have them trimmed yourself if they can't clear your new carpet. It's best to have a plan in place, including the possibility of getting a new door, if things don't work as you planned.
Having new carpet installed can be exciting and give your room a completely new look. However, picking out and scheduling the installation is only half the battle. You must get the room prepared and have back-up plans for doors and other unexpected circumstances. Being prepared will help make your installation quick and easy so you can enjoy your room's new look right away. For more tips, talk to professionals like Profloors America LLC.