How To Choose New Flooring Like A Pro!
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What To Do Before, During & After Having New Carpet Installed!
Many homeowners unknowingly make simple but Costly Mistakes when buying and selecting new carpet. To make sure you make wise and informed choices, I have put together a simple Carpet Installation Checklist to help you be prepared and bypass some of the potential difficulties that you might encounter when having new carpet installed in your home.
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I designed this checklist to help homeowners avoid common and costly pitfalls and help make sure that choosing new carpet is less confusing, simplified and stress-free. I want to help you enjoy your carpet buying experience from start to finish!
Buying new carpet can be quite confusing and it takes a lot of time and energy to choose the right carpet that is capable of meeting all your needs and goals. The more you learn about how to choose new carpet, the happier you will be with your new carpet for many years to come.
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grade of carpet" and "how to select the correct padding" and
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What to Do Before You Buy New Carpet...
What to Do During The Carpet Buying Process...
Take your time choosing New Carpet
If you can... Keep the original carpet sample you selected and ordered from, until after your new carpet has been installed, use for comparison purposes. Many homeowners often forget exactly which carpet style and color they ordered, especially when it takes several weeks for the carpet to be delivered and scheduled to be installed. This is not always possible when dealing with smaller retailers. They may not be able to leave the carpet sample with you for an extended period of time.
These Key Carpet Buying Questions... Before you sign off for new
If the installer is provided by the carpet retailer as as part of a package deal (carpet, pad and installation), then the carpet retailer is responsible for ensuring the installer is compliant with state and local requirements for licensing and worker's compensation coverage.
If you hire an installer yourself and pay them directly, you have the right to ask your independent installer for an Insurance Rider to be issued in your name and mailed or faxed to you prior to having any work performed in your home.
What To Do On and Before "Carpet Installation Day"...
sure all valuables are put away safe and secure.
What to know and do "After The Carpet Is installed"...
Get your New Carpet Installation Warranty in writing.
Proper New CARPET Care and Carpet Maintenance...
Consider Buying a New Vacuum
Frequent vacuuming is the only way to remove the grit, dirt and debris that causes abrasion. Many warranty claims are denied because the consumer used the wrong vacuum. Don't spend a small fortune on new carpet only to have it wear out super-fast from abrasion.
What is Abrasion? Embedded dirt, grit and grime causes irreparable damage to carpet fibers. Abrasion from Grit is the main reason why carpet surface fibers lose their shine and why the entire carpet begins to look worn out.
Some carpet styles require a "suction only" canister type of vacuum. Berber styles and cut and loop styles often fall into this category. This means not using a vacuum with a rotating Beater Bar. (Some upright vacuums have a way to temporarily disable the beater bar) Beater Bars may cause the carpet fibers twisted in a loop to fray.
The warranty claim may be denied because the homeowner's vacuum was not powerful enough or was not properly maintained. Abrasion is the leading cause of damage to the carpet fibers. Some warranties are denied because the vacuum used was too powerful. What does your new carpet warranty say about vacuums?
Important Carpet Warranty Information:
Be sure to ask your carpet retailer to itemize your original sales receipt showing the (price per square foot) for the carpet separate from the price of the padding and installation. Keep your original carpet sales receipt forever. Why? If you ever need file a warranty claim the manufacturer will want to see your original sales receipt. If your carpet is found to be defective for any reason they need to know exactly how much you paid for the carpet only, in order to compensate you accurately.
If you need to hire an independent CARPET installer... Read This Article