If you’re looking to save a little bit of money when installing new carpeting in your home, one of the easiest ways to do it is by taking out your old carpeting on your own. It’s not as difficult as you might think, and you can usually get it all done within just a few hours. Nevertheless, before you start you should come up with a plan and figure out the best way to get your carpet out quickly and safely. Here are some things that you should keep in mind when removing carpeting.
Folding and cutting old carpeting is the most efficient way to remove it.
When you roll up old carpeting, it can be very heavy and difficult to manage. So rather than trying to roll up the whole carpet, you should cut the carpeting into long strips and then roll each one up and tie it closed. This will allow you to take it from inside your home out to the curb or dumpster for easy disposal. It will make the entire process more manageable for you.
Steer clear of trying to tackle transitions on your own.
Transitions are the areas where your old carpeting meets up with other types of flooring in your home. You should leave the transitions as they are and allow your carpet installers to take care of them. It will make their job a lot easier, and it will also prevent you from accidentally doing any damage to the transitional area. The last thing you want to do is end up costing yourself money or materials by taking out a transition that you should have left alone.
Remove all staples from the floor.
Staples are used to tack down carpet padding, so you will find a lot of them underneath of your old carpeting. It’s simple enough to scrape most of these staples away. You may also need to use a blade to dig some of the more stubborn staples out of the subfloor, but it’s important for you to get rid of all of them.
Once you have removed your old carpeting, it’s time to install new carpets in your home. Carpet Closeouts can help you with this part of the process by providing you with excellent carpeting options. Call us at 602-493-7700 today to hear about the carpets that we have in stock for you.