This blog is a continuation of the previous carpet installation blog. What if your new carpet will be next to a discount hardwood flooring? That is known as transition. Your flooring professional will do their best to match the surface heights of the various types of flooring in order to minimize transitions. Another thing to realize is that sometimes baseboards and moldings may need to be removed and reattached. The industry standard is that the customer will be responsible for damages done to the existing moldings and baseboards. Moldings and baseboards are typically dry and/or brittle (in particular quarter round). Sometimes baseboards get scratched and/or nicked. It is typically the homeowner’s responsibility to do those touch ups.
What about removal of your old cheap carpet? Check with your dealer and/or installation professional to see if there is a removal fee for the existing floor covering (usually carpet padding and carpet).
Sometimes doors need to be removed to install discount carpet. If doors need to be shaved to insure clearance then it is best to have a qualified carpenter perform that. Again you need to check with your dealer and/or qualified installer as to their policy and cost.
Please remember to disconnect electronics and if there is plumbing or electrical disconnections that need to be made please use a professional in that area to perform these jobs prior to installation.
All discount flooring needs to be installed over a structurally sound and proper sub-floor. Any sub-floor damage (insects, rotted wood, water damage) should be fixed prior to installation.
Please plan on being available the day of carpet installation in the case the crew has any questions. They will be using tools and techniques that will require you to keep children and pets out of the work area.
When the installation is complete you will be so happy with the results you will wonder what took you so long?
Carpet Depot in Phoenix has two warehouse locations and is one of the largest stocking carpet dealers. They can pass on the discounts to you. If you purchase an in-stock carpet product they can install it the next day.