Tuesday, 02 March 2021 03:52

5 Steps To Preparing Your Home For Carpet Installation

Congratulations on finding the carpet of your dreams! Now it’s time to prepare for your last flooring hurdle – installation. High Country Flooring’s installation partners will take care of all the heavy lifting, but there are a few steps you can take to streamline installation day.

1. Finish Other Projects First

If you’re remodeling or building a new home, save carpet installation until the end of your project. To keep your carpet intact, all doors and windows must be in place, and all drywall, plaster, and paint should be completely dry. For best results, heating and air-conditioning should be fully operational for at least 24 hours before the installation begins. If you have multiple projects going on, talk with your installer to schedule the installation at the right time.

2. Clear The Space

The emptier a room is, the easier it is to install carpet. Your team may be lugging heavy equipment and moving in and out of the room, so protect your valuable and breakable items by moving them to a safe area. After you remove smaller, personal items, move on to larger furniture, like TVs, beds, and tables. Some installers may help you move furniture and appliances out of the room, so be sure to talk with your installer to understand their policy. Either way, removing what you can from the room will help save your installer time and give them fewer items to navigate around.

3. Disconnect Gas & Water Lines

If you’re installing carpet near appliances that connect to gas or water lines (like stoves, dishwashers, or refrigerators), be sure to properly disconnect them before the installation time. You may need to contact a professional to make sure your appliances are disconnected and drained appropriately.

4. Create A Path

Your installation team will be constantly moving in and out of your house. Remove any items that may block their path. Cover the furniture and floors along this path to protect them from dirt and debris.

5. Keep Children & Pets Away From The Installation Area

Make sure children and pets aren’t near the installation area on the big day. Carpet installation can be noisy and dusty, so you may want them to stay with a family member or friend during the process.

That’s it! Our experienced installers will do the rest. If you have additional questions about what to expect before, during, or after your carpet installation, reach out to your installer or contact the High Country Flooring team.