When you go to a carpet or flooring store and choose your material, you have the option of installing it yourself. While this might seem like a cheap way of getting your flooring installed, the reality is that very few people have the skills necessary to actually complete this process without either damaging the floor or the carpet. Unless you, yourself, have been a professional carpet installation contractor, you should always use the installation service offered by the company even if it costs a little extra. Here are three reasons why that is and why you probably can't do this on your own.
While you might have got the exact right amount of carpet for your home (or at least the rooms in your home you want carpet in), trying to perfectly fit the carpet into the edges of the room is quite a finicky job. There are special tools you need to use to stretch the carpet so that you can lock it to the corner of the room to prevent there from being a gap and also so that the rest of the carpet is nice and flat. Professional carpet installation can do this very simply because they have experience and the right equipment, but you on your own will have a lot of problems getting this done neatly.
Many carpets are made up of multiple sections that are joined together so closely that it is seamless to the naked eye. It is impossible to get one, singular piece of carpet for your entire house because this would be impractical to install. The flip side to this use of multiple sections of carpeting is that it can be quite challenging for beginners to make the edges between different sections invisible. The last thing you want is tiny gaps in the lining of your carpet that are easily visible to the naked eye.
Having a flat and smooth carpet requires precise attention to detail and an eye for problems during the installation, neither of which you are likely to have. Often carpets that are installed by the homeowners themselves have quite a few lumps and bubbles that can be so bad they look more like a rug bunching up on top of the carpet rather than the carpet itself. Why waste all this time and energy to save a few bucks when you are probably going to have to call for a carpet installation contractor anyway?
Talk to a professional if you need help with carpet installation.