Installing a caret sounds like an easy task if you’ve never done it before. Simply unroll the carpet and lay it on the floor. However, you are very mistaken about that. Installing a carpet requires preparation and knowledge. It’s true that installing some carpets is fairly easy. More specifically, the small ones, as you can just place them wherever and voila!
However, we are talking here about heavy, hardcore wall to wall carpets that must fit your room perfectly. If you had the right knowledge on carpeting, you would know that it comes in 9-foot, 12-foot and 15-foot width, which means you will have to size it according to your space.
The first step of this DIY gig is to remove everything that is in your way. Don’t leave the furniture in the room and measure around it, as that can only lead to false measurements and a bit later to complete carpet installation failure. Therefore, remove all the furniture from the room and make sure it’s only you, the floor and the carpet.
Your next step is to measure the size of your floor, thus the size of the carpet you will need. As carpeting comes in default sizes, you will have to do this tiny customization on your own. The width times length gives you the square footage of the carpet you’re going to cut. However, you can skip to maths and head to carpeting right away. Cut the carpet carefully to the right size you need.
Now comes the difficult part, which is cutting and actually placing the carpet. But hold on, there are still some preparations that need to get done. We recommend getting some knee pads for this part of the job. If you’re installing the carpet on hardwood floor, make sure it is solid and completely clean. Check for any missing or visible nails that could be a hazard for the carpet.
Then begin placing your Mckenzie and Willis carpet by unrolling from the center of the room. Make sure the carpet is fully unrolled and ready to do it’s job! Then, start from the wall opposite to the door of the room. Start fitting the carpet onto the floor, matching the wall line and fitting it neatly in the corner. Do so for all four wall sides and corners as well. Once that’s done, go over to check whether you have any air bubbles left under your carpet. If so, simply step on them until they find a way out!
These few tips can help you effectively set up a carpet yourself. However, it most certainly wouldn’t be easy. Why should you even bother anyway since there are plenty of services that can do this work for you. All you have to do is sit back and relax while your new carpet is being put to its place. If you’re more of a do it yourself person, then go ahead and take on the challenge of installing a full wall to wall carpet and enjoy your hard work afterwards!