Thinking about replacing your existing carpeting or having carpet newly installed in your home? If so, then you'll definitely want to hire a team of professionals to get the job done right. As you shop around with various carpeting companies, then, there are a few questions you'll want to ask. From there, you'll be able to make an informed decision regarding which company is best for your needs and budget.
What, Exactly, Is Included?
Any reputable flooring company will give you a free quote for their services, but when you receive the quote, make sure you know exactly what it includes versus what may cost you extra. For example, if furniture needs to be moved out of the way for the installers to get the job done, you may need to pay extra for these services if you don't want to handle it yourself. Some companies may also charge extra for disposal of old flooring, stair wrapping, padding, and other services.
Will Existing Floors Need Trim?
If you'll be installing carpeting where you used to have tile, wood, or laminate floors, there's a chance that the added thickness of the carpeting will affect clearance of the interior doors in your home. Specifically, the bottoms of your doors may need to be trimmed in order to ensure smooth opening and closing with the new carpet in place. If this applies to you, you'll want to make sure that this is something your carpet installation company can handle at a fair price.
How Does the Subfloor Look?
Your installers should also be able to take a look at your home's subfloors to ensure they're in good shape before installing any new flooring. If there are any imperfections or issues, find out if your flooring company can repair these for you or if you'll need to hire a contractor to complete this work.
When Will the Project Be Done?
Depending on the amount of carpeting you're having installed, you can generally expect the work to be done within a day or two. However, you'll want to check with the installers ahead of time and also make sure you get the timeline for the project in writing (such as in your contract) to be safe.
By taking the time to ask these questions before hiring a carpet installation company, you'll be able to enjoy added peace of mind when you make your ultimate decision.
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