Carpet Laying Preparation

Before your carpet installer arrives, here are some things you can do to make the job easier:

  • Vacuum your old carpet to minimize dust when removed.
  • If you’ve removed the old carpet, ventilate the room and vacuum the floor thoroughly.
  • Leave nothing hanging over the area to be carpet, such as plants or drapery.
  • Open windows and doors to provide good ventilation.

Before Laying Begins

When the installer arrives, there’s a new checklist of chores to keep in mind:

  • Make sure the carpet is the same one you ordered at the store. Check the label and sales receipt.
  • Ask your installer to inspect the carpet and backing for defects.
  • Keep the label, receipt, warranty and a scrap of carpet for your records. That little scrap will come in handy if you ever want to buy more of the same style and color!
  • Decide whether you want to keep any leftover carpet to use as doormats or for future repair jobs.

After Carpet Laying

Installing carpet can be a dusty, dirty job. If you have allergies or are sensitive to odours, you might want to leave while the job is being done.

After your carpet installation job is complete, here are a few things to watch for:

  • Fibers may shed or sprout for a few days. Vacuum up the loose fibers, and clip the sprouts with a pair of sharp scissors. (Don’t pull, or they’ll unravel!)
  • Trim and re-hang any doors that do not swing freely.
  • Keep an eye out for wrinkling, and ask the installer to return and re-stretch the carpet if it doesn’t stay tight and flat.

In any event,simply  phone Carpet Repairs Auckland 09-489 5599