Carpet flooring installation

 
 
 
 

Carpet flooring installation is worth your while

 
When you choose carpet flooring for your home, it is an exciting time to look forward to the many benefits and advantages this material will bring. However, the installation process is also essential and creates a long and fruitful lifespan based on your chosen attributes. Come in and speak to our experts to learn more about these floors and the professional installation that allows them to function at their best.
 

Your carpet flooring can be everything you need it to be

 
Everyone knows carpet is the softest underfoot experience in the industry, with various fibers, textures, colors, and designs for your every need. That softness makes this a perfect option for multiple spaces, including bedrooms, studies, children's rooms, and welcoming areas such as dens and living rooms. But there’s so much more to this flooring. Your carpet installation is likely an essential part of your flooring experience. It ensures your flooring will look great, function properly, and provide the lifespan it was intended to provide from the beginning. In addition, since installation services are warrantied, you'll have the peace of mind that, if something unforeseen does happen, you will not be left to weather the experience alone or from your pocket. Installing your carpet takes more time than installing products like laminate or luxury vinyl because of the precise nature of the service. Precision must be carried out in the measurements, cuts, and placement of your carpeting, significantly if you have oddly shaped rooms, staircases, or other structural situations in the installation area. However, once the installation is complete, you will be free to enjoy the benefits of your new floor covering for up to 30 years or more.
 
 
 
 

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Visit our carpet flooring store today

 
Interior Images is a carpet flooring store where you’ll find a wealth of flooring choices that cater to your preferences and requirements, no matter how large or small the project. Our associates are experienced in every product we sell and can share all the details and advantages of each one and what you can expect during installation. We will make sure to involve you with every aspect of your experience, from start to finish.

From our showroom in Finksburg, MD, we cater to the areas of Finksburg, MD, Owings Mills, MD, Reisterstown, MD, Westminster, MD, Baltimore, MD, Pikesville, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Sykesville, MD, Eldersburg, MD, and Columbia, MD. You are invited to visit us there to take advantage of our whole service flooring any time you’re in the area. Our carpet installation brings a perfect end to your flooring experience.
 

Nothing feels so cozy and warm underfoot as new carpet.

 
A qualified pro will have the experience and knowledge needed to get the job done right the first time. If you plan to install your own carpet, be sure to check the manufacturer’s warranties and approved installation guidelines. This will help ensure you’ve got coverage and support if unforeseen issues should arise.

Carpet installation is hard work and requires a variety of tools and supplies the average DIY enthusiast might not have on hand. A professional installer will have a broad range of equipment to work with, here are a few items you’re sure to see if you watch the installation process:

Tack strips

Tack strips are slats of wood nailed to the floor around the outside edge of the carpet installation area. There are angled pins sticking off the top surface that catch hold of the carpet and keep it in place, allowing it to be stretched tight into position.

Knee-kicker

About a foot and a half long, this tool has teeth at one end that grip the carpet, and a pad at the other end. The teeth grip the surface of the carpet, so it is pushed toward the wall when the installer strikes the padded end with one knee. This causes the carpet to catch on the tack strip in a stretched position.

Seam roller

This is a spiked cylinder-shaped roller with a handle, something like a small paint roller. The installer uses it to press down on the seam between two pieces of carpet so it sticks to the adhesive applied underneath. This ensures a solid reliable seam in doorways or other high-traffic areas.
 
 
 
Carpet flooring installation in Finksburg, MD from Interior Images
 
 

Getting ready for your carpet installation

 
Preparation is important for a successful carpeting installation. You should consult with an Interior Images specialist for complete instructions, but here are steps you can take to help the process go smoothly.

  1. If your old flooring has to be removed there may be extra work involved in getting the underflooring ready for your new carpet installation. If the old flooring was glued down or set in place with tile adhesive, the residue will have to be scrapped away. A flooring specialist can make this much easier. An experienced professional will know when the surface is ready for use and may be able to assist you with the disposal of your old flooring.
  2. All the furniture will need to be removed from the room where your new carpet is to be installed. Professional movers and storage experts can make this much easier, especially for items requiring special care. Professional movers can save you a lot of time, also, cutting down on the amount of time you have to live without your furniture to as little as a day before and after the carpet is installed.
 

During & after your carpet installation

 
An adult member of your household will need to be present when your carpet installer arrives. This person will need be able to show the installer to the jobsite. For everyone’s safety and to make the job easier, keep children and pets away from the work area until the job has been completed. Your lead installer will be able to answer your questions about the finished product and advise you on how and when you can start using your new carpet.