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Before Installation

If you want a problem-free installation—and we all want that!—here’s a checklist of things to do before the installer arrives. 

  • Make sure you know who’s removing your existing flooring. If you wish, the installer will do it. If not, you should make arrangements to have it removed. To minimize dust, vacuum your old carpet before it’s removed and, after it’s up, vacuum the floor thoroughly.
  • Who’s moving the furniture? Decide in advance if you want to take on the responsibility or if you want the installer to handle it. Either way, be sure to remove all fragile items from the room, and don’t leave anything—such as drapery or plants—hanging over the installation area.
  • Measure door clearances before you have your carpet installed. If the new floor is thicker than your existing floor, door bottoms may rub. Plan in advance to have someone shave or saw the correct amount off the bottom of each door so it does not drag.
  • Paint first. If you’re planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it’s best to do it before your carpet is installed. Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.

It’s also a good idea to check with us directly to find out if there are other actions we recommend before installation. Just call a member of our friendly sales staff.
 

Carpet Installation Supplies:

4 & 6in wide tape
Pin Metal (3) colors
Pinless Metal (3) colors
Flat Metal (3) widths
Seam Sealers - Commercial & Residential
Carpet Blades - Round & Square
Tackstrip 1in Wide Concrete & Wood
Pad Adhesive
Floor Prep Gray & White
Patch Latex Additive

 

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1222 Windy Ridge Rd
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone: (706) 632-7664Phone 2: (706) 632-8231Fax: (706) 258-6228
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