Fitting a new carpet is undoubtedly a pleasure but it can be painful too if you lack the skills to fit it properly. So, if you want your carpet to last its full lifetime or you are unsure about the steps you need to take read on through the following checklist…
What to do with your old carpet
When you decide to get rid of your old carpet you may be surprised by the amount of waste it produces. It might take more than one trip to the local skip to dispose of all of it and then there is the environment to consider. Old carpet is often destined to find itself in a landfill site somewhere and this isn’t good for the environment. There are in fact all sorts of uses for old carpet you may not have thought of and there are plenty of ways to recycle. Old carpet can be used for anything from flooring in animal shelters to stopping weeds growing on allotments.
How to install carpet
Unless you have experience fitting carpet, it is always wiser to get someone to professionally fit it for you. Proper fitting will have your carpet looking its best and ensure it will have a long life. Look for fitting guarantees to give you peace of mind that your carpet fitter knows what they are doing and has the right level of experience. Carpet can be a substantial investment, so it is worth spending the money to get the job done right.
Buy what you need to take care of your new carpet
Today’s carpets are incredibly durable and many offer resistance to stains but it is still important to clean them regularly and invest in a proper vacuum cleaner. Not all vacuum cleaners are created equal and some are better than others when it comes to cleaning carpet in particular.
Be sure to provide adequate ventilation
New carpet has its own particular smell and it can take a while for the odour to disperse when the carpet is newly fitted. Allow up to 72 hours for this to happen.