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New carpet and carpet padding, or carpet cushion, feels luxurious and indulgent. It’s a gift to your feet and can express your family’s personality and lifestyle. No matter what carpet you’re looking for, luxury styles are available that can give you performance and value. From carpet tiles to berber carpet and everything in between, Flooring Canada has you covered.

Looking to install or replace wall-to-wall carpet flooring in your home without learning the best method yourself? Find a local Flooring Canada store with experts and installers that will help you get the right carpet flooring, and cost, for your specific home improvement needs.

Here are the steps:

  1. Choosing the Right Carpet Type For You
  2. Replacing Existing Carpet
  3. Laying the Underpad
  4. Laying the New Carpet
  5. Match Up Carpet Seams
  6. Stretching and Attaching the Carpet

Step 1 – Choosing the Right Carpet Type For You

At Flooring Canada, we have many carpet brands to choose, as well as a variety of types of carpet.

Carpet comes in five major cut types: plush (or cut) pile, berber cut pile, berber loop pile, cut-and-loop pile and commercial loop. Each of those types of carpet is available in different types of fiber, both natural (such as Wool, Sea Grass, Sisal, and Coir) or synthetic (such as nylon, polyester, acrylic or olefin).

High-traffic areas benefit from flecks of subtle color or texture in carpet fibers that help hide soil and footprints. Formal areas come alive with plush carpet that is truly a treat for the eyes and feet.

There are even eco-friendly, stain-resistant, and mold and mildew resistant carpets available today. 

When it comes to investing in new carpet it's crucial that you consider a variety of options. Our professional installers will evaluate your home’s living spaces to be certain you choose the best type of carpet, the right carpet cut, carpet padding, and carpet fiber possible for your needs. Plus, we'll ensure that you understand everything about carpet installation cost prior to your project.

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Step 2 – Replacing Existing Carpet

Pulling up old carpet can be a difficult task. Years of use, especially if there have been pets in the home; can leave your carpet full of dirt and animal hair. When considering carpet replacement, it's important to consider a professional carpet installer. Installers protect themselves by wearing a mask. They remove any moldings around the floor and at the door, and begin to cut out the old carpet carefully.

Replacing existing carpet

Step 3 – Laying the Underpad

The installer will clean and dry your floor thoroughly. The cleaner the underfloor is, the cleaner the carpet will ultimately feel. The installer may leave existing tackless strips. If there are none, they will install new strips.

Next, the old carpet cushion will be removed and replaced with new carpet padding, creating a huge difference in the feel and performance of your new carpet.

laying the carpet underpad

Step 4 – Laying the New Carpet

Carpet pieces must be slightly larger than the room in question with an overlay of up to six inches. Trimming this overlay can be tricky, and it’s extremely important during the carpet replacement that it be cut correctly. Our expert installers get it right the first time, preventing any new carpet waste or damage.

Laying new carpet

Step 5 – Match Up Carpet Seams

Most rooms require more than one piece of carpet. This is typically because of the way wall-to-wall carpet must be cut to ensure the pattern matches up correctly. The carpet is cut with the utmost precision so the seams line up perfectly.

Seam tape is used to join the two seams. Seams between two pieces of carpet must be cut at the same time, or their edges won’t match exactly. Seaming tape must be used correctly with a steaming iron and carpet roller or the seams won’t fully seal.

Our expert installers will have the equipment and knowledge to ensure your carpet seams are done right the first time.

carpet seams

Step 6 – Stretching and Attaching the Carpet

To finish the installation, the carpet must be stretched using first a “knee kicker” and then a carpet spreader to attach to the tackless strips along each wall. Stretching should be followed up by final wall trimming, tucking at the walls, and reinstallation of the molding at the baseboards.

stretching and attaching new carpet

Need Carpet Installation Help?

At Flooring Canada; we'll guide you through the process of carpet selection and installation, whether you’re looking to put carpet in your new home, as a home improvement project, or at a commercial property. 

Each one of our carpet installations comes with a lifetime warranty, allowing you to thoroughly enjoy your new purchase. We will back you up if anything ever goes wrong related to your carpet’s installation.

With more than 500 locations nationwide and our Five Star Selection System, you can be sure that you’re in good hands when you’re choosing long lasting, durable carpet that’s kid proof and pet proof for a home or a commercial space.

Begin taking steps toward the easy care carpet floor you’ve always wanted. Experience the easy maintenance, durability and virtually unlimited design options that carpet can offer you. Our experts are waiting to guide you to the flooring of your dreams!

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