Although carpet installation is not a very tough task still, in some situations you might need the assistance of a professional. Before you undertake the project of carpet installation in your home or office, it is essential that you understand how exactly carpet installation works. You must be equipped with knowledge to decide what type of carpet installation and the type of carpet will suit your needs. Given below is some handy information regarding the process of installation followed for laying out the prefect carpet
Selecting the right carpet
If you have decided to hire a professional carpet installer then the major chunk of your work after selecting the professional is selection of the right carpet. When you go out to select the carpet that you want to lay down, you must ensure that you have the room measurements so that you will get a rough estimate on the spot. Most of the professional carpet installation services take away this burden from your shoulders and send and send a professional to your place to take the measurements and also provide you an estimate. The major factors that you need to consider while choosing a carpet are the texture and the color. However sometimes one might have considerations related to noise as carpets that are springier are better at dampening the noise. If you are looking for thermal insulation then you will have to look for carpets which have such properties.
Choosing the type of carpet installation
Carpet installation is basically of three types which are double glue-down, direct glue-down and stretch-in. The stretching type of installation utilizes a carpet backing whereas in glue-down method an adhesive is applied under the carpet to stick it on the floor. In stretch-in type of installation the carpet is tacked near the wall then stretched by a machine or manually and finally it is tacked on the opposite wall. No carpet backing is used in glue-down methods and since there is no backing adhesive application is done directly on the carpet itself. Replacing the carpet installed by the stretch-in method is easier however this method is not appropriate for areas with high traffic, stairs and ramps.
Before any carpet installation starts the first step is to remove all the furniture from the room. If you have hired a professional service then you do not need to worry about this aspect if an already existing carpet is being replaced, then it must be vacuumed before removal. After lifting the carpet floor is also properly vacuumed. The location should be such that it is not perpendicular to the expected direction in which the traffic will flow the most. A few safety precautions also need to be followed during carpet installations most of them are related to removal of harmful and unpleasant substances present in the carpet and the backing. Every brand new carpet reeks of a particular smell which takes about 72 hours to go away regardless of the type of ventilation of the room.