Before a wholesaler or retailers sells you carpet, there are steps they take. First, they come to your home or office to measure the area. If you order too little material, the job can't be completed. They will insist on the professional measurement. Next, they need to discuss how the room is used. If the room sees a lot of foot traffic, the flooring needs durability to withstand the amount of traffic it sees. In entry ways and mudrooms ceramic tile or wood laminate are popular choices.
Prices and final quotes depend on your choices. Thicker piles, like shag, tend to cost more and can be difficult to clean. Berber is easy to maintain. Find colors that match your current décor. If you are going for a whole new interior design, complementary throw rugs help customize a design.
Shop for bold colors and check out the different piles in the store. Darker colors can hide dirt and stains, but lint and hairs are apparent. Add throw rugs and runners to add contrast or cover areas nearest the entryway where muddy boots and shoes are placed.
The old flooring must be removed. This means pulling out old pads, staples, and tack strips. Most companies charge extra if the contractor has to do this part first. The same additional fees are charged if the company has to move the furniture out of the room. You can save money by taking care of these steps before the contractor arrives.
Padding is installed first. Carpeting goes over the padding. At the end, the worker cleans the entire area. Do not sign the work order until you are completely satisfied.
Shop for ceramic tile and carpeting at retailers that offer installation. Find wood laminate and runners that complement your overall design, while adding protection to high traffic areas.