Important Note: We do not do installations directly.
Instead of having our own installers on staff as a normal retailer would have, we have chosen a more advantageous method that helps you save money on the materials as well as the actual installation. Read the full details about installation here.
Guide to Carpeting Installs
In this age of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, we recognize that some projects still require specialized skills and carpet installation is one of those projects. AAA Flooring Source recommends one of their installation professionals to ensure your satisfaction with your carpet choice for years to come. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the arrival of your new carpet.
At the store
While choosing your flooring, we will send one of our skilled carpet installers to measure your project area and talk with you directly to ensure a quality job. We will handle the details of the installation for you from beginning to completion.
Be sure to ask about additional fees, such as removal and disposal of old flooring, and moving larger furniture pieces.
Preparing for the installation
Aside from the furniture, you can make sure things go smoothly on installation day by taking care of the following beforehand:
- Remove all breakable items, like vases, lamps, collectibles, electronics and heirlooms
- Detach and store wiring from TVs, VCR/DVD Players, stereos, and computers
- Clear desktops, tabletops, bookshelves, tops of dressers and closet floors
- Remove all sheets, blankets and bedspreads from beds
- Confine your pets to ensure their safety
During the installation
Your installers will arrive with the knowledge, tools and supplies to lay your new carpet. However, they will need an area to store their electrical tools and access to electrical power outlets for their tools.
The subfloor will need to be clean before new flooring or carpeting can be installed. It is important to vacuum the subfloor after the old flooring and cushion has been removed and before the new floor is installed to minimize dirt and dust.
Bear in mind that your new floor coverings need to be installed over a structurally sound subfloor. Any damage that has been done by insects, water, or other problems should be repaired prior to carpet installation.
After the installation
In the months following installation, you may notice some shedding or sprouting. Shedding is when loose fibers become undone from carpets made with staple yarn. This is normal and subsides within a short time with regular vacuuming. Sprouting is when a single tuft extends beyond the carpeting surface, usually along walls or at seams. Simply clip it off; do not pull. This is normal and will not affect the carpet’s life or beauty in any way.
If you have any questions regarding your carpet installation, we are always happy to assist you.