Carpets are an investment in the comfort and
style of your home. Carpet repairers are able
to repair carpets that have been damaged in some
They are able to:
Repair fraying or loose ends
Repair or replace areas that are badly stained
Repair water damage
Carry out spot dyeing to restore colour
Clean oriental rugs
Carpet ProfessionalsIt is important that professionals lay your carpet
as it needs to fit your room exactly. They are
also able to lay the underlay which is a vital
component of the carpet. When having carpet laid,
view a sample of it in the room that it will be
laid in, so that you can see exactly what it will
look like. Colours can often seem different in
When the carpet is laid, the joins and seams need
to be positioned correctly, both so the joins
do not show and so that the carpet is more durable.
Joins and seams should not be near windows or
placed in high traffic areas. Inspect the carpet
to ensure that it is the correct one for the room.
The carpet layers will stretch the carpet as it
is being laid to ensure that it does not stretch
or have any wrinkles in it.
Once the carpet has been laid, ensure that the
room is well-ventilated so that the “new
carpet smell” and any chemical odours can
dissipate. You or the professional should also
vacuum the carpet to remove any loose fibres.
When having new carpet installed, consider ordering
a little extra or keeping the offcuts so that
you can easily match the carpet in case repair
is required in the future.
Hiring a Professional Carpert Tradesman
When selecting your carpet layer or repairer,
ensure that they are qualified and experienced.
They should provide you with a fully itemized
quote that lays out the exact cost of the carpet
and its installation, or repair if you are having
repairs carried out. Ensure that the quote includes
the cost of moving the furniture while the carpet
is being laid or repaired.
To save costs, it is possible to remove the old
carpet yourself; otherwise the professional is able
to do this for you at an additional charge. The
floor will also need to be well-vacuumed before
the new carpet is laid.