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Carpet Installation: What to Expect and How to Prepare

The Time has finally come. You've combed the local carpet warehouses, chosen your perfect carpeting, and now you need to get ready for the big installation. If you are like most people, you probably have no idea what to expect, and that means you probably don't know how to prepare.

Many people tend to go a bit overboard when preparing for the arrival of their installation crew. The jump through all sorts of imaginary hoops and bend over backward trying to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible when, in reality, preparing for the big day is a lot easier than most people would expect.

That's why Carpet Giant put together this quick guide to how to prepare for the big event without shedding any unnecessary blood, sweat, or tears. Here's what you need to know!

1. Clear the Furniture Out of the Area

Unless your installer's contract specifically notes that they are responsible for the removal of large furniture from the site, you are going to be responsible for this crucial part of the process. By ensuring that the area is free of large obstructions, you allow your crew to get straight to work as soon as they arrive. Not only does this mean less headaches for you, it also offers savings on the cost of labor by not delaying the project.

Be sure to check if you are responsible for this task before your crew arrives and plan accordingly.

2. Keep the Pets Contained

As adorable as they are, pets make terrible workmen. That's why it's important to make sure you have a safe, out of the way place for your furry friends for the entire duration of the installation process.

This is important, because pets can represent both a safety hazard and can even soil the new carpets before they are even in place, by tracking in debris from the job itself, or from the outdoors.

3. Make Sure the Crew Has Access to Everything They Need

Your workers are going to need access to electric outlets, and an area where cutting work can be performed, that is protected from the elements. Many people like to set up an area, sometimes in the garage, where workers can do all their cutting and miscellaneous tasks.

This is a good idea, because it allows you to control where the debris of cutting will be likely to end up, saving you and your crew the hassle of taking extra steps to contain it. Again, this means fewer headaches for you and the time saved by the workers equals labor savings for you.

Haven't Found the Right Installers Yet?

If you live in the Houston area and still haven't found the carpeting or carpeting installers you need for your big project, we hope you will consider Carpet Giant. Our carpet store is stocked with all of the latest styles and materials, and our friendly, knowledgeable carpet sales staff, have all of the answers you need to choose the flooring that's right for you.

Simply contact our showroom in Houston, TX to arrange for a free consultation, and find out why Carpet Giant is Houston premier flooring provider.