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How to Prepare for New Carpet Installation

The benefits of carpet extend beyond simple aesthetics. In addition to making areas feel warmer and more inviting, carpet can absorb noise and can help lower the risk of trips, slips, and falls. It feels softer and warmer under foot than many other popular flooring options.

Before you install a new carpet, it’s important that you prepare for carpet installation in Santa Rosa. A little planning can go a long way towards ensuring a flawless installation.

Take these steps to prepare for carpet installation before the team arrives at your home.

Empty the Room

Move items such as curtains, artwork, and show pieces from the room in which the carpet is to be installed to another room. If you have no experience shifting furniture, look for a company that can handle the heavy lifting for you.

Most carpet installation experts move heavy furniture pieces and ask homeowners to move all small items such as books, electronic devices, and linens from the space.

Create a Path 

Identify the pathways that the installation team will use. The workers will need to walk back and forth between their vehicle and the installation area which may track dirt into your house. To keep dirt and dust out of your house, lay down old clothes, cardboards, or old towels. Move furniture pieces in your hallway out of the way as they can present a hazard.

Protect Items in the Next Room

Before installation begins, use a sheet or drop cloth to cover any precious items such as a piano or antique pieces around the area in which the carpet is to be installed. If you do not use the room frequently, consider closing the doors in it to prevent the dust produced during the installation process from entering the area.

If the space in which the new carpet is to be installed is next to the kitchen, move any food items to your cupboard or refrigerator before the work starts.

Remove Your Old Flooring

Old carpet removal is a time-consuming task. If you’re not sure you’re up to the task, leave the job to the installation company. Comparatively, old tiles and laminate flooring are easy to remove. Consult your installation partner before making any adjustments as they may be able to lay your new carpet on top of the old materials.

Make a Plan for the Day

Complete important tasks before the work begins. Noise and dust produced during the installation process can stress kids and pets out. If you have kids and pets, have an adult take them out of the house or at least the room for the day.

Plan in advance and free up your time so you can stay with the installation team the entire day and answer any questions installation experts might have. Rugworks is a trusted flooring installation company serving Santa Rosa. Our pros know the ins and outs of the carpet installation process. They plan everything down to the last detail to avoid any confusion. To learn more, call (707) 935-0648.

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