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Wall-to-wall carpet installation is the final stage in purchasing wall-to-wall carpet. This process is quite sensitive and should be handled by a specialized expert. Since most of us are not elaborate installers, and will not be, in the following sections, we will delve into some general tips to consider when having your carpet installed.
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Why Do Wall-to-Wall Carpets Need to Be Installed?
Wall-to-wall carpets, unlike regular rugs, are sold according to the dimensions of your space. For example, if you want to carpet a 12 sqm room, you need to order about 12 sqm of wall-to-wall carpet to ensure it fits and covers the entire area. This type of carpet requires installation to be securely fixed and remain in place. This is where wall-to-wall carpet installation becomes crucial—a process in which the carpet is affixed to the floor to prevent any movement.
Before diving into the installation process, thorough preparation is crucial for a successful outcome. This includes:
Measure the dimensions of the room accurately, including any alcoves or irregular spaces. This ensures you purchase the right amount of carpet and minimizes waste. Of course, remember that even with accurate measurements, the installation process will be approximate. Commonly, you may need more carpet than the estimated value because, like any other process, wall-to-wall carpet installation has some waste. However, the amount of that waste is up to your installer and how sophisticated they are.
Examine the subfloor for any imperfections, such as cracks or uneven surfaces. Make necessary repairs or adjustments to create a smooth and stable foundation for the carpet.