Congratulations! You've decided on a new carpet installation.
Changing the floor is one of the easiest ways to refresh a room's look. When the new floor is carpet, it can add a touch of glamor and charm; not to mention the countless benefits such as noise and temperature insulation and improved indoor air quality.
One of the questions we often hear is, “how soon after installation can we use the room?”
Don’t rush it!
The carpet installation itself might only take a half day. Rushing to get back in will only undo all the great work of our installers from our carpet store in Wilsonville, OR.
It takes 24 to 72 hours for the glue to adhere to the surface.
As for walking, you can do it right away; you'll probably help the glue stick!
Moving furniture back is another timeline. Again, if the glue hasn't adhered, the furniture will cause indentations. So, again, wait at least 48 hours to 72 hours.
When we say it's okay to walk on it, we mean one or two people. Heavy foot traffic should wait at least 48 hours as it can create dents.
What about vacuuming?
Go ahead; you can vacuum carpet flooring right away. Know that shedding is common and not a manufacturer defect.
Shedding refers to fibers that become loose in the manufacturing process. It can go on for about three months. If it's longer than that, give us a call.
Carpet installation with a difference
We do the in-home estimate differently at Marion's Carpet & Flooring Warehouses. Instead of salespeople coming, our installers do.
That gives them a chance to view the space and talk to you about concerns, challenges, goals, etc. And you’ll have the carpet installation of your dreams!
Visit our showroom at our Portland or Wilsonville, OR locations. We work with homeowners and businesses in Wilsonville, Beaverton, Portland, Vancouver, and Lake Oswego, OR.