Things You Should Do Before Your Carpet Arrives

You’ve purchased your new carpet and are waiting eagerly for it to be delivered. You want the fitting process to go as smoothly as possible so what should you do before your carpet arrives?

We’ve put together some tips to avoid any last minute hassles:

Move Furniture

To lay a new carpet properly rooms should be cleared of all furniture.  In some instances where the furniture can’t be moved out of the room (for example a wardrobe or bed), a fitter will work around it as best as he/she can – again there may be a small charge.  Make sure all breakable items are removed from the room and disconnect and detach wiring for appliances and electronic equipment.

Remove Your Old Carpet

If you have carpet or any other flooring already fitted, it will need to be removed before the new carpet is fitted. Some fitters will provide this service for you but there may be a small charge. 

If you’re doing it yourself, follow these steps.

  • Vacuum the carpet one last time to get rid of excess dust
  • Don’t try to remove the old floor covering in one piece. Use a utility knife to slice it into manageable sections to roll up and get out of the door
  • Open the windows and let in fresh air as you remove the carpet and underlay
  • Vacuum the subfloor to remove any remaining dust and dirt
Do your research:

Whatever carpet style you have ordered for your home, whether wool or polypropylene, it's important to do your research - what type of vacuum is recommended for this carpet and how often? How often will it need professionally cleaning and how do you take care of those household spills? 

Click here to see our carpet care guide.