Carpet Installation in Gig Harbor, WA

Our carpet store has served the Puget Sound area for over 20 years. If you live in Gig Harbor, we'll assist you through every stage of the way after you've selected your new carpet or any other flooring option. We are specialists in carpet installation and all options of flooring, so we can promise that your floor will look fantastic and endure for many years.

The Carpet Installation Process

Before Installation

When you’re getting new floors, you want installation to be easy and smooth. To guarantee this, here is a checklist of things to do prior to the installer's arrival.

  • You need to ensure that you are comfortable with whoever is removing your existing flooring. If you wish, the installer will do it. If not, you should make plans to have it removed. To reduce dust, vacuum your old carpet before it's extracted and the floor underneath it thoroughly after.
  • Who's moving the furniture? Decide beforehand if you want to take on the accountability or if you want the installer to take care of it. Either way, be sure to protect your fragile items, and don't keep anything in the area, such as wall-hangings or plants covering over the installation area.
  • Measure door allowance before you have your carpet installed. If the new floor is heavier than your current floor, door bottoms may rub. Make a plan beforehand to have someone shave or saw the right amount off the bottom of each door so it does not drag.
  • If you are generally remodeling the area, always do the painting first. If you have plans to paint, put wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it's a good idea to do it before your carpet is installed. Keep spare paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.

During Installation

If you want your carpet to look great now and for a long time to come, proper installation is vital. Here's the procedure an experienced installation professional will adhere to:

  • Prepare the surface: Carpet can be installed over most level surfaces. Your installer will make sure the area is clean, dry, and level.
  • Put up tack strips and lay carpet pad: The installer will nail or glue tack strips to keep the carpet in place. Then the pad is placed and secured with staples or glue. Line up seams: This phase is simpler for solid carpet and more complex for outlines-but your professional installer is trained to handle either.
  • Stretch the carpet: This is a comprehensive step that professionals adhere to meticulously, complying with industry guidelines, so that the carpet will give the best performance for the longest amount of time.

Additional Information about Our Carpeting Options

Produced by leading design authorities who know color, pattern and trends, our carpets present a world of wonderful options for your home. Whether your setting is elegant or informal, discreet or high-traffic, an empty nest or a house full of kids, we have the right carpet style for you.

Here are the main carpet groups: texture, twist, loop, and pattern, one of which is sure to add spice to your space:

  • Texture - The velvety look and feel of evenly cut yarns. May be deeply or lightly surfaced to produce a fresh, easy-care surface.
  • Twist - The twist is back in this lighthearted carpet trend. It's laid-back but elegant and luxurious to the touch.
  • Loop - Modern interpretation of handcrafted styling. For lively areas, where you want sass and sophistication without worry.
  • Pattern - Almost an art form. Cut and uncut loops form characteristic designs, for decorating with originality and skill.

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