Carpet installation is a process that should be done the first time correctly. If you get it wrong, then your carpet will not last long, and you’ll end up wasting your money. At Vinyl Flooring & Beyond, we understand that carpet installation services in Matthews, NC are more than just carpet laying. First, we prepare the carpet that has been rolled out on the floor to determine the plan of carpet design, whether it is tucking carpet around carpet tacking strips or stretching carpet over carpet tacking strips. After measuring the carpet area and noting the location of the doorways, vents, and other permanent fixtures, we usually make small chalk marks on the floor to indicate the placement of furniture. The next step is to remove all furniture from the room and thoroughly clean the floor. If any old carpet remnants or tack strips remain on the floor, they must be removed before the new carpet is installed. We then measure the width of the room and cut the carpet to fit, allowing for a few inches of overhang on each side.
The carpet is then unrolled onto the floor and secured with carpet tacks or staples. If there are any seams, they are sewn together using a carpet needle and carpet thread. Tacks or staples may be used to secure carpet tacking strips to the floor. We cut off the excess carpet from the edges of the room, allowing for a uniform carpet border around all sides. If you are using carpet tile instead of carpet rolls, the tiles are installed with special adhesive caulking. Carpet installation services can be expensive, but they are a wise investment that will add beauty and comfort to your home for many years. If you need help, call us at Vinyl Flooring & Beyond!