If you have ever had a carpet installation performed by someone who didn’t exactly have the experience necessary for the task, then you know a little about this situation. It takes experience, specialized tools and a great deal of patience to get the job done right. And in most cases, that means a professional who has done the job many times before.
It isn’t for lack of trying that most people fail in attempting to install their own carpet. There are many tutorials available, and you might even have a friend or family member with the experience, who “told you how”. Still, in situations like this, as the old saying goes, if anything can go wrong, it will.
Cyndi’s Carpet knows all too well the intricacies of having your carpets installed the right way. We’re going to give you some quick tips that are sure to come in handy, and we hope they serve you well. If you need to speak to a flooring professional in more detail, feel free to stop by our showroom in Rock Hill, SC at your convenience. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.
It’s the “Little Things” in Carpet Installation…
Okay, maybe they’re not so “little” when it comes right down to it. The bottom line is, a professional installation is really the only way to go if you’ve picked this kind of floor covering. For starters, it’s highly unlikely that the average homeowner has all the necessary specialty tools to do the job. From stretching your flooring, to making sure the seams are properly joined, some things just don’t have a shortcut.
There’s also the topic of experience. While you may have gotten expert advice from someone who has installed flooring for decades, things can still come up at the last moment. For instance, what if you have a problem with a stairwell? What happens if you find you’ve measured wrong and need more or less material? These little surprise moments can happen at an alarming rate in a DIY situation.
Finally, we can’t stress enough the importance of not leaving out the padding. Some people choose to skip it, especially if their flooring is overly plush, in hopes of saving some extra money. However, this can lead to bunching of your flooring, and a drastic decrease to the overall lifespan.