Promotional Marketing: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Massive sales and installation promotions are called a loss leader. $99 installation sounds like a dream to the budget savvy homeowner, but you know business doesn’t work like that. They have to make it up somewhere else. For every “free underpad” or “discount installation,” they’ll likely be charging hidden fees for installation materials.
Additional charges can be tack strips, staples, seaming tape, and similar materials.
DIY Install Confidence: Most carpets require professional installation to maintain the warranty. It’s easy to look at YouTube and other tutorials and feel confident in your abilities to install your carpet. However, there is a reason that professionals charge for their services. They’ve got the experience, tools, and proficiency to tackle any of your carpeting needs.
Where most DIYer’s get caught up and see mistakes is in rooms with odd angles or staircases that need covering. If the carpet installation is done incorrectly, you will notice the carpet to come up and edges or bubble in the middle. Improper installation can shorten the life of the carpet.
- If you live with pets and children, you’ll want to find a stain-resistant carpet with high wearability for high traffic areas. If you live alone, that isn’t so much a consideration.
- Carpets with colored flecks or variances will hide stains better than solid colored carpet.
- Choosing a color close to your pet’s fur will mean it doesn’t show excess fur as easily.
- Fade resistance should be considered for rooms that will see a lot of sunlight.
- Synthetic carpets will be beneficial for climates where moisture can cause mildew or mold.
Miscalculations: Math isn’t the strong suit of most of the population. It’s a costly mistake to make when you’re calculating your budget for carpet installation. This is another reason you should consult a professional when calculating your square footage. There is more to calculating the carpet needs for installation than just having a square foot number.
Closets, stair railings, the width of carpet rolls, pile direction, and other factors go into calculating your needs. Lifestyle Needs: Not all families have the same needs. Not all carpets cater to the same needs.
Things to consider when you’re looking at your lifestyle in regards to carpet are varied. Some examples: