This varies from one installation to the next and depends largely on the size of the installation crew. Most of our crews can install about 15 yards of carpet and pad per hour (on average). Stop by our showroom or call us at 651-292-1011 for a more personalized time estimate. … [Read more...]
How far from the floor do I install base? Should the base be installed before or after the carpet is installed?
Base should be installed about 3/8" above the floor. This allows the installer to tuck the new carpet under the base providing a nice finished look. The base should be installed before installing the new carpet, since this will allow for greater consistency. … [Read more...]
Most of our installations are within the St. Paul-Minneapolis Metro area, but we make several exceptions. We have installed carpet in all parts of Minnesota... and have even traveled out of state in certain circumstances. Please give us a call at 651-292-1011 so we can discuss the details of your specific situation! … [Read more...]
In most instances, every 2 years will be adequate. High traffic areas may require annual cleaning. … [Read more...]
This is largely a matter of preference. It may be preferable to have the re-stretch after the cleaning, since steam cleaning carpets does make the backing relax somewhat (i.e. occasionally creating temporary bubbles in the carpet that usually go away after the carpet dries). … [Read more...]
Carpet manufacturers recommend a good quality upright vacuum such as the "Hoover Saavy." In general you tend to get what you pay for. Uprights are very popular, and tend to provide the best suction. Most people are satisfied with a mid-priced vacuum that has a good brush, i.e. "beater bar." Having said this, there are advantages to canister … [Read more...]