Measuring for Carpet
We will come out to your house to measure for carpet, In fact we insist on it. Because there are so many factors that go into figuring the amount of carpet you need, we feel it is important that our professionals come out and see the project. This will allow us to give you the most accurate estimate possible. There are a number of critical factors that must be taken into consideration when measuring for carpet:
- The direction of the nap (All connecting rooms need to lay down the same direction)
- Some carpets have a pattern match that must be figured. (what is the pattern repeat?)
- Seams should be located in out of the way areas when possible. Also lighting and windows may affect where the seams are placed.
- Limiting waste You don’t want to buy more carpet than you need.
All of these factors could affect the final price of the project.
Cost of Installation
Carpet Installation itself is $X.XX per Sq. Yd. The following factors are additional charges:
Stairs $X.XX per step
Berber $X.XX per Sq Yd
Pattern $X.XX per Sq Yd
Tear Out $X.XX per Sq Yd
Disposal $X.XX per Sq Yd
Preparation $X.XX per Hr
Moving Furniture $X.XX per Sq Yd
Surface Type $X.XX per Sq Yd
Baseboard $X.XX per Ln Ft
- Ensure that all breakables are removed from the room.
- Determine who will be removing furniture, appliances and old materials before hand.
- Arrange for the disconnection of gas appliances, ice makers, and plumbing.
- Determine if there will be a change of height to the floor that will require adjustments so that the doors will close. We DO NOT provide that as part of our service.
- Ensure the removal of items in storage areas and closets where the floor is being done.
- Realize that any painting that has been done within 30 days prior to installation may require touch up after carpet installation.
- Realize that baseboards may need to be altered depending on the flooring installed.
We use pad called Rebond which means it made of scrap foam from the furniture and automotive industry and bonded together. We carry two, a 3/8” 8lb density rebond and a 7/16” 8lb density Virgin Rebond.
The cost for pad is as follows:
- 3/8” 8lb $X.XX per Sq Yd
- 7/16” 8lb $X.XX per Sq Yd
Some people ask if the old pad can be reused. This practice is NOT RECOMMENDED for a couple of reasons.
- Foam naturally breaks down with time and use, although it may look just fine the traffic patterns are established and this will shorten the lifespan of your new carpet.
- Reuse of pad will void all of the carpet warranty.
Some people ask if the old carpet can be used as pad for the new carpet. The answer is simply no, as the same reasons above apply.
If You Do Some Of The Work Yourself.
Tear Out & Disposal
This is one area that many choose to do themselves to save some money on the project. Tear out and disposal is just what it implies, removing the carpet and pad from the rooms to be recarpeted, but it doesn’t stop there. All stapes, need to be pulled, any residue from pad or glue needs to be scraped smooth, and the rooms swept or vacuumed.
If you want us to dispose of the carpet that you’ve torn out that’s fine, but we will only do so if the carpet and pad are cut into strips no wider than 48 inches and rolled up into manageable rolls. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the full tear out and disposal charge.
Furniture / Electronics / Appliances
If you choose to do this yourself, realize that the items must be removed from the rooms being done. Also please be aware that any leaks from plumbing must be repaired before we can put the new flooring in.
After the Install
Shedding & Sprouting
Shedding is a natural part of new carpet. Frequent vacuuming for the first few days should remove any loose fibers from the carpet surface.
Sprouting refers to small tufts or loops of the carpet that become visible after the installation. A small pair of scissors can be used to carefully trim the loose fibers flush with the surface of the carpet.
We will warranty the installation for 1 year from the time of invoice for all work performed by our company. This includes seams, stretch, adhesion, etc. This does not cover stains, wear, or tufting as this falls under the manufacturers’ warranty.
DIY or Using Another Installer
If you’re a DIY kind of person, we will certainly be happy to sell you the materials required for the job. Delivery to the site and/or room cuts will be an additional charge.
If you are using an outside installer, that installer will need to measure and figure the yardage he will use. This insures there is no miscommunication as they may have a preferred way of doing the job that is different than our installer.
Remember there is NO INSTALLATION WARANTY from us if you do it yourself of have an outside contractor do the job.