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Bringing Old Flooring Back to Life

On this blog, our passion is old flooring. We love nothing more than seeing an old floor restored so it looks as good as new. We aren't experts when it comes to this subject but we have been watching hours and hours of YouTube videos and reading tonnes of articles. We have even tried out some of the methods and we have had some great results. We will be looking at how to restore timber flooring, how to remove stains from carpets, and how to work with damaged paving stones. We hope you enjoy reading the articles you find here. Thank you.



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Three Fundamental Precautions for Correctly Installing Your New Carpet

If you are planning on installing a carpet over your bare floor or replacing your old covering, you should choose a professional for the work. In general, a fresh carpet will increase personal comfort in the house by providing warmth and cushioning beneath your feet. Moreover, this feature will enhance the appeal of the interior space by concealing unattractive floors. However, if the carpet is not installed correctly, the visual effect will be poor. The covering could also cause tripping accidents if the surface is not smooth. A professional will ensure that the carpeting performs exceptionally.

If you would like to reduce your expenses by opting for DIY carpeting, use these outlined guidelines to promote the best results possible.

Clean the Flooring

You should ensure that the floor is clean and dry before beginning the carpet installation process. If you are dealing with a bare floor, the work will be quite easy. However, if your home is covered in an old, damaged carpet, you will need to put in a lot of work. Keep in mind that old carpets are usually filthy even with regular cleaning.

Therefore, consider vacuuming a little before removal and wearing a mask to protect yourself from harmful particles. You must not be overly ambitious during removal. Cut the material instead of peeling the whole covering at once. Proper disposal of the carpet is crucial. However, you might need to pay special fees for collection and dumping. 

Acquire the Equipment

The right tools are essential for carpet installation. You should do a little research or consult your carpet vendor for information on the recommended tools for setup. You should note that there are some simple home tools that you can utilise for part of the work. For instance, you will need a hammer, a utility knife and a utility stapler. Still, it is necessary to acquire special equipment like a carpet stretcher. This unit will spread the material and minimise wrinkling. Other tools that you might need include knee kickers and seam irons. It is advisable to hire these machines to minimise project expenses.

Utilise Carpet Padding

Finally, you should choose good padding for placement on the flooring before placing the carpet. The under-pad is a crucial element in carpet installation because it will influence the feeling beneath the feet. If this material is present, it will make the carpeting feel plusher, warmer and attractive. When placing the under-pad, ensure that there is no overlap at the edges. Otherwise, the carpet will become lumpy.