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Tips When Choosing Your Carpet Installation

Jul 23, 2008
Today, many people decide to undertake their own carpet installation. With all of the books and magazines, not to mention the websites that are available on home improvement today, it is very possible. Still, some people would rather have a professional install their new carpet.

One of the most important things about installation, no matter who is doing the work, is having the correct measurements. You will want to make sure that you are buying enough carpet for the room, staircase or hallway. Another question, perhaps one you will need to consult a professional about, is what type of underlay is best to put under the carpet.

It is very possible for most people to install their own carpeting. While there are a few things that you will need to know before starting, it can be done. The first question that needs to be answered before installing your carpets is just how much material you will need.

This will have to be decided regardless of whether it is being professionally installed or whether you are doing it yourself. Exact measurements need to be taken of the floor area in which the carpet will be installed.

If you are not sure, then you can ask a representative from the store where you are purchasing the carpeting to help you. It is much better to have a professional make the calculations than to make them yourself and take the chance of not having enough. For the flooring representative to make the calculations, you will simply need to provide them with the measurements of the width and the length of the room in which you will be installing the carpet.

Another question that will be asked of you, whether you are doing the carpet installation yourself or you are having someone else do it, is what type of underlay you will be using. The better the quality of underlay that you purchase, the better the carpet is going to look when it is installed; so this is not something you necessarily want to skimp on.

The underlay also has a direct correlation to how many years the carpet will last. While it is not the only factor, it is a huge one. Having an underlay that is too thin or will tear easily under heavy traffic can reduce the life of your carpet.

Whether you consult a website, read a book or call an expert, it is a good idea to get some quality information before trying carpet installation on your own. While it can be done, if it is something that you have never done before, then it can be a little frustrating.

It is best to get all of the facts up front so that you will know exactly what you are getting yourself into before you start. So, get some good information before you begin tearing up the old carpet.
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