Major Carpet Installation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When you choose the perfect flooring for the newly constructed or renovated residential or commercial space, you have been able to finish up one of the most difficult tasks involved in the process. With all the options available in the market, it is quite easy for anyone to get confused about which flooring is more suitable for their residential or commercial space.

Carpet flooring is one of the most popular flooring solutions available in the market. It is not just soft on the foot, thanks to variety of innovations, it has also become as durable as many other flooring options and hence a perfect option even for high foot traffic areas. If you have decided to install the carpet flooring in your house all by yourself, then there are a few things that you must keep in mind.

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Common Mistakes while Installing the Carpets

Here are a few common mistakes that homeowners make while installing the carpet and how you you can avoid them:

  1. Improper Measurement:

One of the most important things that anyone who is installing a carpet in the house should do is measure the room properly. Sometimes the rooms are not proper squares or rectangles and hence the measurements can be a little tricky. If you do not cut your carpet properly, then your installation may end up all wrong and you may have to do it all over again.

  1. Lack of Proper Equipment:

If you do not have the proper equipment while installing the carpet, then the whole procedure can take much more than necessary. Make sure the equipment you buy or rent out from someone is of the proper size. Every carpet is installed in a different way and hence separate tools are required to install it. Make sure you buy the correct equipment and for that you could also consult the local dealer from whom you bought the carpet.

  1. Leaving gaps between the carpet stripes

Another important mistake that people installing carpet on their own make is to not ensuring that the gap between the stripes is not filled. If even a little bit of flooring shows somewhere between the carpets, it can take away the whole appeal of the room and hence one should be extra sure about there being no gaps between the carpet strips.

  1. Carpet Tiles

Installing carpet tiles is much easier than carpet strips but one needs to be extra careful nonetheless. If the tiles are not glued properly to the floor then the flooring is at risk of coming out any time. Also, sometimes the glue is not put evenly and hence lumps form underneath the carpet. Homeowners need to be extra careful about it.

Installing carpets by yourself will become a lot easier if you keep these problems in mind.

Major Carpet Installation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them was last modified: February 19th, 2016 by Jason Valasek