If you're not careful, the cost of installing your new carpeting can easily spiral out of control. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to mitigate this problem and save money on your Marietta, GA home's carpet installation. At Select Floors, we thought it might be a good idea to let our customers know about a few helpful insider tips to help trim the costs. Here are four ways you can keep your wallet happy, and still get that amazing carpeting job done right.

1. Manage Moisture

Managing moisture is one of the most important aspects of any sort of new flooring install. Fluctuating water tables and curing cement, among other factors, can lead to high levels of relative humidity that can cause some serious problems later on in the life of your floor covering.

Adding to this problem, is the fact that many manufacturers have low ratings when it comes to relative humidity standards. If you think you might have a humidity problem in the area where you plan to perform an install, it might be a good idea to ensure that you are using products that boast high relative humidity standards. These products, when combined with humidity resistant adhesives or dry adhesives, can save you a great deal of money and stress in the long-run.

2. Dodge Those Priming and Sealing Costs

Most people think that priming and sealing is the only way to deal with floor compatibility and moisture management. Though effective, there are alternatives that can be considered to help keep the costs lower.

The big reason people prime and seal is to avoid a problem called plasticizer migration. This occurs when the PVC used to make some carpet tiles reacts with residue of adhesives used in past installations. This causes the adhesives to breakdown into a slippery goo that causes the tiles to slide around the floor.

One way to avoid the cost of priming and sealing, is to employ tiles that sport a non-reactive backing. By doing this and dodging the cost of priming and sealing, you can easily expect to see a savings of $2-$3 dollars per square foot. Not too shabby!

3. Cut Down on Labor Costs

Labor is easily one of the most expensive aspects of any install. While it is not recommended that you DIY the job, there are a few tricks you can use to cut down on the cost of labor.

By using larger tiles in wider, more open spaces, you can cut down on the number of tiles needed to get the job done. This translates into less time and labor and, thus, lower labor costs. You can also employ specially cut tiles for narrow areas such as hallways to reduce the amount of time your crew will spend cutting and trimming on the job. Again, this saves time and labor and translates into money in the bank for you.

4. Stick to the Warranty

Many manufacturers offer caveats in their warranties regarding how the install should be performed, and to what standards. If these provisos are not followed, your requests for compensation in the case of a mishap can be denied. Make sure that you don't deviate from the warranty while trying to save money. A corner cut today, could lead to money lost tomorrow.

If you're looking for carpet installation in Roswell or Marietta, GA, we hope you will consider Select Floors for the job! Our team of expert flooring installers has been in the business for over 15 years, and offers only the highest quality service to our valued customers. Just stop in at one of our locations in either Marietta or Roswell, and our team will be on hand to help you find the styles and methods best suited to you and your family's budget. Stop in today and see how easy it can be to have a beautiful new floor at an unbeatable price!