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Preparing for a Carpet Installation

What You Need to Do Before You Get a Carpet Installed

Here is what you’ll want to do before you get a new carpet installed.

It’s no secret that getting a new carpet installed can be a pain. A great amount of effort goes into the installation, such as moving furniture out of the way and getting all of your electronics disconnected. But that’s what must happen. The room must be empty before you install the carpet. On top of this, there are other ways that you can get yourself prepared for your carpeting installation. Here is what you’ll want to do before you get a new carpet installed.

Pull Up Any Old Carpet and Pads If You Have Them

You have many reasons to get your old carpet pulled. As a start, you’ll save money this way, roughly $2 for every square yard you pull. Depending on your house’s size, you could save hundreds of dollars. However, if you are hesitant about the idea of pulling up your own carpeting, you could always bring in the help of a professional carpeting company. You would pay more money upfront, but it would also be a safer approach knowing that the old carpeting gets removed to a professional standard.

See If Your Door and Molding Heights Could Harm Your Carpet

New carpets can often rub the bottom of your doors once the installation is complete. This will usually happen when the new pads and carpeting have more thickness than any old ones you had. Since this could cause damage to your carpet, you will have to cut your doors.

This is a detail you should get figured out early on. You don’t want to make this discovery only after your house has been thrown into disarray. There may be times when the baseboard gets set too low, preventing your carpeting from getting tucked underneath it. This is something that should get examined in advance.

Moving Your Furniture

You need to get your furniture out of the way before you install your carpet. If you think you’re able to move the furniture on your own, you can save a little extra cash this way. Otherwise, a carpeting company will be happy to help move any furniture you have. Just make sure you’ve planned where the furniture will go while the installation is being done.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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