Archive | November, 2014

New Carpet Installed

19 Nov

New Loop Pile Carpet Installed

Old Berber Carpet Removed

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

After a two-day long rain delay, we got our home’s 14-year old carpet removed and new carpet installed via our local hardware store’s installers. We had picked the “Loop Pile” type and “Romanza” model from the vendor. The installer who had come earlier and estimated the needed carpet came with his partner and brought the carpet inside the house.

Outside the house the temperatures were just above freezing (34 deg F). So they brought the carpet rolls inside and left it to warm up. I cranked the heat up to 73 deg F. Then they went moved all the big furniture out of the two rooms they would start their work first. Then they went ahead and ripped the old carpet and the pad leaving behind only the nails at the exterior edges of the concrete flooring. They then swept clean the concrete floors getting it ready for the carpet installation.

They then brought the carpet in and laid it on the floor to thaw some more. Then they stretched it with their machines and installed, cut it, and secured using the nails. This way they completed the three rooms with 1/2 hour break for lunch. They then vacuumed the new carpet floor. Then they brought the furniture back to their original location. They were done by 3:30 PM. I gave them my token appreciation and they were very happy.

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Pick new carpet material

3 Nov

Select a new carpet

Local Lowes Store

Monday, Nov 3, 2014

We went to our local Lowes store and decided to utilize their low and/or free carpet installation for our home. We looked around for the appropriate carpet type, design, color, and price range. We spoke to the carpet specialist and learned about the special for Stainmaster carpet and pad installation.

We compared our current Berber carpet and decided to get new carpet since ours has been there for a quite a while (10+ years). After consulting with specialist and taking the sample carpet home we put the sample design in various rooms and decided to pick three different colors for three different rooms.

We decided to stick the same type and design but three different colors for three different rooms. The selected the “Loop Pile” type and selected the “Romanza” model. Then we went ahead and selected the three colors for the three rooms: Miramar, Bahamas, and Scallop.

We then placed the order for the carpet and Stainmaster pad. The carpet specialist told us the carpet should be in within 10 business days and the installer will call and schedule an appointment for the installation.CAM00297 CAM00296 CAM00295 CAM00293 CAM00292 CAM00291