Carpet Cleaning Specialists Proudly Serving Palm Desert, CA

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02/12/2015
The staff at Cleanpro Elite in Palm Desert, CA have cleaned many types and qualities of carpet. Wall to wall carpet is a large investment in your home and proper installation of this carpet is very important.

Prepare for the Install

In rooms where carpet will be installed, check for existing damage to walls and baseboards. Make a list and have your installer inspect and sign this list. The sub floor should be free of dirt and grime and all cracks and holes should be filled with wood putty. Make sure the room is not below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The carpet will not stretch properly if it is too cold.

Tack Strips

Once the subfloor is clean and patched, tack strips will be installed. These are strips of wood with sharp pins that will hold the carpet in place. The tack strips should be nailed down around the perimeter of the room, minus doorways, leaving a slight space from the baseboard. The pins should be angled toward the wall.

Carpet Padding

Carpet padding is a very important part of the installation process. It makes the carpet comfortable and durable. The padding should be cut to fit about ½ inch away from inside the tack strips. The waffle side of the pad should be facing up. Padding can be either glued or stapled to the sub floor. Tape any seams to keep the padding from shifting under the carpet

Laying the Carpet

Carpet installation can be tricky, especially on staircases and in a room where the carpet ends along flooring material such as hardwood, laminate or tile. Carpet seams should not be placed where there will be a lot of foot traffic. Also carpet seams should not be placed directly over pad seams running in the same direction. Using the knee kicker tool, position the carpet over the tack strip. Using a power stretcher tool on the opposite side of the room will lay the carpet taught and flat.

Installing carpet in your home where there wasn’t one before makes the room warm, beautiful, and comfortable. Extend the life of your new carpet by keeping it clean. Call Cleanpro Elite carpet cleaning in Palm Desert, CA to schedule deep cleaning every 3 or 4 months. Phone (760) 501-7843 or fill out the form online.

Contact Paul Tiszai
(760) 501-7843