So, you’ve recently found yourself in need of new carpet. You’ve done your due diligence, shopped around, planned your budget and picked the perfect carpet. The only thing left to do now is to install it. Which seems pretty simple, right?
Well, it can be.
If you have ordered your carpet from an online source, or picked it up from a specialty store, odds are that you might be tempted to install it yourself. Saving money is certainly a factor in deciding. However, here are some important things you should know about carpet installation in the Marietta area.
You may have started the job with the best of intentions. Then, halfway through, you found the job to be much harder than you first anticipated. You’ve probably already cut certain pieces and installed some portions.
Unfortunately, if you run into problems at a time like this, it’s probably that your product warranty will not honor their end. Somewhere in the fine print, there is probably a clause about professional installation, and it’s best to check before you ever even get started!
We admit, carpet installation can certainly be a do-it-yourself project. But it takes a lot of hard work, determination and an understanding of the work that needs to be done. Specialty equipment is absolutely necessary for proper carpet installation, even in and around Marietta.
Here are a few of the pieces you will need:
- A knee-kicker is an important tool, about one and half feet long, use to grip and jam carpet into room corners. It’s an important piece that makes the edges look seamless in that area of the room.
- No Marietta carpet installation is complete without a carpet stretcher. More akin in looks to a torture device, this piece stretches the carpet once you have it laid into place. It keeps it from becoming uneven in certain areas, and keeps it from bulging as well.
- Finally, the seam roller is very important to carpet installation, and Marietta residents need to know. They can be spiked or smooth, and even come in starred varieties. This device presses down hard on the carpet so that it is adhered to the adhesive in the best possible way.
We have showrooms in two Georgia locations: Roswell and Marietta. Carpet installation questions and service are some of our specialties, so feel free to stop by.