One of the most common techniques is stretch-in installation, which typically includes the installation of both the carpet and a cushioning pad. Stretch-in installation has its advantages, such as providing room insulation, enhancing underfoot comfort, and reducing noise. This method also makes the carpet less expensive to remove and easy to match patterns or repair. If you are considering exposing the surface underneath, such as hardwood flooring, at some point in the future, we recommend using the stretch-in procedure.
A great advantage of this type of installation is that it can cover virtually any floor, even those unsuitable for other carpet installation methods, such as glue-down installation. However, stretch-in installations should be avoided on ramps and inclines, if the humidity level of the room is high, if the carpeting is being used in an office that has fixed but moveable partitions and work stations, or if the carpet has backing designed for glue down installations.
The glue-down approach, another popular method of carpet installation, is illustrated in direct glue-down or double glue-down installations. The direct glue-down technique has many perks, such as making re-stretching unnecessary, providing easier access to under floor electrical, computer, and telephone lines, and usually being less expensive.
The double glue-down method, in which the carpet and cushion are glued separately, provides the stability of direct glue-down carpet but with cushioning, and enhances appearance retention, foot comfort, and overall performance. Both glue-down installation procedures are suitable for wheeled, rolling traffic or ramp areas and are perfect for carpet bordering and inlaying, since a wide variety of designs for both are available and the process is simplified.
With varied types of carpet installation service, it’s easy to get the ideal carpet for your home. Not only do we offer fine custom designed and wall-to-wall carpeting, but our services also include expert carpet installation by a skilled, experienced installer.