Are you planning to get carpeting installed but don’t know the actual size of your floor? Getting the measurements right is the one thing that homeowners have to face when getting carpet installed. Unlike other types of flooring materials, carpeting will be stretched during installation. This is to ensure that the carpeting does not move after it has been installed. So how can you tell what size is perfect for your floor?
Here are some ways on how you could get the exact measurement you need for your carpet
Ask flooring retailers for free measurements – not all flooring retail outlets provide this kind of service. However, there are independent retailers that are willing to offer free measurement without agreeing to make a purchase from them. Again, this will only apply in certain areas. If you can’t find one company that offers taking measurements for free, you could always take the DIY route.
DIY measurement – if you can’t get a hold of someone from a retail outlet to give you free measurements, you can always do it on your own. The basic way to do this is to get the floor area of there you want the carpet to be installed. The formula is A = L x W. It’s quite simple but will take you a bit of time to measure if you have multiple areas that need to be carpeted. It is highly advised to have a flooring expert come over for the measurement and for the carpet installation as well. As for taking the actual measurements, you would need to offset a little bit for the stretching during the installation. There must also be some allowances in the calculation in case mistakes are made.
Hiring a flooring expert – if you can’t get an independent retailer to take the measurements and you simply don’t have time to do it yourself, hire an expert. This is the last option that you have. If you want to be as precise as possible, hiring a Myrtle Beach flooring expert is your best bet.
Estimating the total cost for carpet installation
Again, one of the easiest ways on how you could deal with any carpeting tasks such as taking measurements and calculating the overall costs is to enlist the help of a professional. Your local flooring retailer will be more than happy to give you a quote for your carpeting needs.
If you are not satisfied with the quote, you could always go elsewhere and check for better prices. Carpeting experts such as Flooring Myrtle Beach can give you reasonable quotes on carpet installation.
Why hire a flooring expert for carpet installation?
There are practical reasons why you should hire a professional to install your carpets. One is the need for accurate measurement of your flooring area. Second, you need to have your floor prepared before the installation can begin. Lastly, you can get the installation done fast, without problems, and at a reasonable price. When you compare DIY carpet installation with one that’s professionally done, the difference is quite apparent.
Do you need to have carpeting installed professionally? Call Flooring Myrtle Beach today!