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Carpet Buying Guide Installation Questions

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We want to make sure you know all the details that go into carpet installation. In this section, we present you with questions to ask the installer whether it be a professional you hire or whether you are deciding to do–it–yourself. Either way, we offer a DIY Installation Guide for step–by–step instruction, or our Find It Locally search directory to locate a professional installer in your area.

Carpet Installers

Use a Professional Installer or "Do–It–Yourself"?

To help you get the information you need to choose a qualified professional, download our printable list of questions as a checklist of topics to cover when getting estimates from an installer. The same list of questions can be used to prepare for a "DIY" project.

Within our complete Installation Questions checklist, you will read questions to consider like...

  • Is there a warranty associated with your carpet installation?
  • Will the installer remove and dispose of the current flooring?
  • Is your home's sub–floor suitable for new carpet installation?
  • Do you have enough tack strip to complete the project?

Be prepared. Let us help you with the next step; find a local installer by using our search directory at the top of the page or review our Carpet Installation Guide for DIY assistance or use our checklists to help you make your best decision.

Carpet Install Preparation Tips

  • It is best for carpet to be the final step in a remodel; after construction, paint, and wallpaper.
  • Vacuum old carpet – airborne dust and debris can circulate when tearing it up for removal.
  • As new carpet is installed, inspect for even color and texture.
  • Check the new carpet height under doors and plan to have them trimmed if necessary.
  • Ventilate the rooms or areas for the project.
  • Vacuum the sub–floor/area again after old carpet removal.
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