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A Few Tips for Your Portland Carpet Installation

If you are getting ready to have your professional carpet installation carried out, the good news is, the professionals will take care of most of the work. In fact, they are likely to be the ones to take care of most of the details as well. However, there are a few tips we'd like to give you for the before and after portions of the project, that might help make the whole thing go a little more smoothly.


Marion's Carpet Warehouse has over fifty years of experience in the flooring business, and we want to make our customers as comfortable as possible with the entire flooring process. From choosing the perfect material for your floors, to installation and after care, the whole process matters as much to us as we're sure it does to you. In fact, if you have any questions at all, or would like to see our lines of floor coverings, feel free to stop by our showroom located in Portland, OR.


Before and After Carpet Installation

When it comes to carpet installation in Portland, different installers can provide different services. Some services come at an extra charge, such as furniture moving and removal of old flooring. It's important to find out, right up front, exactly what's covered and what isn't. That way you don't get stuck with extra fees.


If you're doing any other projects in whatever room is to be recarpeted, make sure to finish them before the installation begins. Projects such as painting or installing new wallpaper, should never overlap the flooring installation process.


Make sure to take any breakable items out of the room to receive new flooring. Even with insurance, there are some items that simply can't be replaced, and you don't want to take any chances. Accidents happen every day. Also for safety reasons, it's a good idea to remove external wires from electronics in the room, storing them somewhere safe until the project is finished.


For proper airflow during the process, make sure to open doors and windows, and turn on the fan in your central air system. The exhaust fan can also be utilized to help clear the air of the new carpet smell.


After the installation, even up to months later, you're likely to notice a few changes here and there in your carpet. For instance, it might shed a bit, which can be rectified by regular vacuuming. It can also appear to change colors, as fibers flex and bend in different directions due to traffic.