Carpet Installation

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Carpet installation can be time-consuming and complex, involving different tools and steps. When you trust the pros at Specialty Flooring with your carpet installation, however, you can rest assured—our experts are knowledgeable, efficient, and committed to your satisfaction. We'll have the job done right the first time! Learn more about our carpet installation process below.

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Here are a few items you're sure to see if you watch the installation process!

TACK STRIPS

Tack strips are slats of wood nailed to the floor around the outside edge of the area where the carpet will be installed. Each strip has angled pins sticking off the top designed to catch hold of the carpet and keep it in place, allowing it to be stretched tightly into position.

KNEE KICKER

The knee kicker is about a foot and a half long and has teeth at one end that grip the carpet. The installer sets the kicker onto the carpet and strikes the pad at the other end with one knee. This pushes the carpet forward, stretching it into place.

SEAM ROLLER

The installer uses the seam roller to press down on the seam between two pieces of carpet, attaching them to the adhesive strip underneath. This creates a tight seam that is essential to the life of the carpet, especially in high-traffic areas like doorways or stairs.

The carpet installation process

Once you've made your purchase, a Specialty Flooring representative will be in touch to confirm your installation appointment. He or she will discuss with you everything you need to know prior to your carpet installation. In the meantime, however, there are a few things to know.

First, you'll need to prepare the room. While we will move your furniture for you, you'll need to move any fragile items and empty any closets. You'll also want to make sure you handle any other projects, like painting, before your flooring installation. 

On the day of the installation, someone who is at least 18 years old will need to be home to show the installers to the work area. We'll evaluate the space, make sure your subfloor is ready to go, and remove your old flooring if necessary. From there, we'll work on installing your beautiful new carpet. During this time, keep pets and children away from the area until the installation is complete.

Afterwards, you might notice an unusual smell as well as some light shedding. Simply vacuum your carpet over the next few days and you should stop noticing these issues.

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CARPET CARE & MAINTENANCE

Once your carpet is installed, it's up to you to preserve its beauty with proper care and maintenance! Follow these simple tips to keep it in great shape for years to come.