Carpet installation is not an easy task. There are so many things to consider: the type of carpet, the padding, the underlayment...the list goes on! In this blog post, we will walk you through the installation process step by step. We'll tell you what materials you need, how to prepare your subfloor, and how to install the carpet. By following our tips and advice, you'll be able to install your carpets like a pro in no time!
Measure the room
Make sure you measure the room before you purchase any carpets. This will help you determine the correct size and amount of carpet that you need. It's also a good idea to take into account the shape of the room - for example, if there are any curves or corners.
Choose the right type of carpet
There are many different types of carpets available on the market, so it can be tricky to decide which one is right for your room. In general, there are three main types of carpets: berber, twist pile, and loop pile. Berber carpets are made from multiple strands of yarn twisted together, making them both durable and resistant to stains.
Order carpets and underlayment
Order two or three times the amount of carpet you'll need once you have decided on a type. This will ensure that if any pieces get damaged during installation, it won't be necessary to go back and reorder another one. You can also order underlayment at the same time: this is important because it helps with insulation and soundproofing as well as providing additional cushioning for your feet! Order enough so there's an extra layer underneath each section of carpeting.
Before you can install the carpets, you'll need to prepare the subfloor. If there are any old floorboards or plywood sheets on top of your concrete slab, remove them and get rid of them. You should also check for signs of water damage such as damp patches or peeling paintwork because this could indicate that there's been a leak in one area which might cause problems later down the line with mould growth so it's best dealt with now before going ahead with the installation process!
It's important to remove all trim work from around the perimeter walls where carpet will be installed (this includes things like door frames). This is done first so when cutting lengthwise strips into individual pieces ready for laying out horizontally across the width of floor, installer has a nice straight edge to butt and fasten carpet against as opposed to irregular baseboard profile.
Install tack strips
Tack strips are thin pieces of wood that help to hold the carpets in place. They're usually installed around the perimeter of the room, close to the walls. Be sure to use levels when installing them so they're perfectly straight!
Lay out and trim the carpets
Once you have all your materials ready, it's time to start laying out the carpets! Begin by placing one piece in the corner of the room furthest from the door - this is called a starting point. Make sure that it's aligned with both the wall and tack strip. Then work your way across the room, cutting the carpets to size as you go. When you reach the door, measure out how much carpet you'll need to cover it and cut a piece accordingly. Be sure to leave an extra few inches so that you can tuck it underneath the doorframe.
Once all of the carpets are in place, use a staple gun to fasten them down to the tack strips. Be careful not to damage the carpets with the staples! Finally, reattach any trim work around the perimeter of the room. You're done! Well done,
Installing carpets like a pro is easy with this step-by-step guide! Now all you have to do is enjoy your new look. If you need any help during the process, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to assist you in any way possible. Good luck!
With these tips and tricks on how to install carpeting like a professional, your next project will go smoothly from start finish.