This is the seventh installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.
What are some of the most memorable days in your life? The day you got married? The day your first child was born? The day your new carpet was installed?
Okay, getting your new carpet installed might not be one of the biggest days in your life, but it is a very important part of your carpet purchase.
Regardless of the type and quality of the carpet you’ve chosen, a good carpet installation job is critical. By using a reputable flooring provider, you can avoid some of the headaches associated with poor installations. Yes, it can be slightly more expensive than hiring your own installer, but it doesn’t leave you vulnerable. When your retailer guarantees the installation, you have an instant resource to tap if there are problems.
What kinds of problems might be expected when using an inexperienced installer?
Wrinkles can show up in the carpet in odd places if the carpet wasn’t properly power stretched during the carpet installation. Sometimes this problem won’t crop up until the seasons change. As your home contracts and expands with heat and cold, it can make your carpet susceptible to wrinkles.
Gaps along the carpet seams are another visual cue of a problematic installation. If you can’t see any seams (or lines) in the places where the carpet is joined together, that’s a carpet that’s been installed properly by professionals.
Another problem along the same lines is peaked seams. A seam will form a little upward bump if carpets are improperly installed. Using a seam iron at the right temperature and speed will help avoid this problem.
If you want to be confident in the installation of your new carpet, call 239-574-5099 or contact the professionals at Carpet Concepts for help. Come on in and visit our showroom on Country Club Blvd in Cape Coral or try our “Shop At Home” service!
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Wishing you the best in the New Year!