Replacing an old carpet requires removing it first. Of course, it would be much easier to leave the job to the professionals. But, if you’re someone who loves to do a good day’s work then let us help you with the following tips:

Clear all obstacles

Before you begin tearing up carpet, remove any doors that swing into the room, including bifold closet doors. Doors that swing into adjoining rooms can stay in place. Then clear the floor completely, removing all the furniture from the room. Slip on a pair of gloves to protect your knuckles from the abrasive carpet backing and the needle-sharp tack strip. There’s a lot of dust trapped inside old carpet. So if you’re sensitive to dust, strap on a dust mask, too. Source: FamilyHandyman

Cut the carpet for easier removal

Loosen a corner with pliers and pull the carpet back. To make the removal process easier, you’ll want to cut the carpet into easier-to-carry strips. Once you’ve pulled back about two feet of the carpet, fold it over and use your utility knife to cut through the back. Carpet is easier to cut from the back and this also protects the floor beneath. Continue pulling and cutting until all of the carpet has been removed. Carry the pieces out of the room. Source: ArchitecturalDigest

Clean up

After you’ve removed carpet, you can sweep the room so it will be ready for the next step. If you’re working with a company that installs flooring they should be able to start work immediately, assuming you made arrangements ahead of time to give them time to schedule personnel and order materials. If you’re handling your own flooring installation or restoration, make sure to have supplies ready to hand before you start so you can minimize the disruption associated with your work. Source: Networx

Installing a new carpet is something that we’d be glad to help you with. Call us anytime!