In this age of do-it-yourself home
improvement projects, installing carpet requires a specialized
skill. Levensteins recommends that you rely on the expertise
of a professional installation team to ensure your
satisfaction with the product for years to come. However,
there are a few things you can do to prepare for the arrival
of your new carpet.
Preparing for the installation
Aside from the furniture, you can make sure
things go smoothly on installation day by taking care of the
Remove all breakable items, like vases,
lamps, collectibles, and heirlooms
Detach and store wiring from TVs, VCR/DVD
Players, stereos, and computers
Clear desktops, tabletops, bookshelves,
tops of dressers and closet floors
Remove all sheets, blankets and
bedspreads from beds
Before the installers arrive, vacuum the
old carpet to minimize the airborne dust and particles.
During the installation
Your installers will arrive with the
knowledge , tools and supplies to lay your new carpet.
However, they will need an area to store their electrical
tools and access to electrical power outlets for their tools.
Bear in mind that your new floor coverings
need to be installed over a structurally sound subfloor. Any
damage that has been done by insects, water, or other problems
should be repaired prior to carpet installation.
After the installation
In the months following installation, you
may notice some shedding or sprouting. This is normal and will
not affect the carpetís life or beauty in any way. Shedding is
when loose fibers become undone from carpets made with staple
yarn. This is normal and subsides within a short time with
vacuuming. Sprouting is when a single tuft extends beyond the
carpet surface, usually along walls or at seams. Simply clip
it off; do not pull.