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How to Prepare for Your New Carpet to Be Installed

Are you preparing to have new carpeting installed in your home? Here are some ways to keep costs down or your own labor low – depending on what your idea of the perfect installation is!

Save Money by Doing It Yourself

If you are a handyman – or woman! – around your house, you may have an interest in saving some cash by doing part of the carpet installation process yourself. Two things you can handle before your carpet arrives are the removal of old carpeting or flooring, and the moving of furniture.

For your carpeting to be installed, all furniture must be removed from the room or area where the carpet will be laid. Wall-mounted furnishings can remain in place, but all floor-sitting pieces must be taken out of the room. While your installers can do this for you, you can save some money on labor costs by doing it yourself.

Likewise, you can also tear up old carpeting or flooring yourself to save money and be ready for the arrival of your new carpeting. Some tips for removing old carpet include:

  • Vacuum the floor before removal to minimize dust.

  • Remove carpeting in pieces to make removal manageable.

  • Remember to strip floor of all padding and sweep the newly-are floor in preparation for new carpeting, and be sure to watch for nails, staples or other sharp objects hidden beneath.

Save Time and Work by Leaving it to the Professionals

If ripping up carpet, sweeping bare floors and hauling furniture in and out of your rooms doesn’t sound like a good time to you, you may be willing to pay more in service fees and labor charges to have someone else do it for you. Luckily, most retailers who offer carpet installation are ready, willing and able to help.

Salt Lake City carpet and flooring retailers Utah Flooring and Design are like most of today’s merchants; they offer both sales and installation services. Some customers prefer to let the professionals handle everything. If the DIY approach is not your thing, contact your local flooring outlet or retailer and ask about installation pricing and information

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