9 Questions to Ask Carpet Installers
Making a change to your home is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. If you are looking for someone to install your new carpet, you don’t have to stress. Instead, consider a few helpful tips as well as some questions to ask carpet installers.
General Tips for Carpet Shopping
Anyone in the process of purchasing new carpet should call around and talk to several area installers to get an idea of the going rates. Don’t forget to ask about additional installation charges and fees for stairs or threshold installation and materials. Installers should have at least 5 years of experience in a similar environment (home, commercial, apartment, public spaces, etc.). Any contractor invited into your home should always be fully licensed, insured, and bonded, whether the local government requires it or not.
Questions to Ask Carpet Installers
To ensure you are hiring an experienced carpet technician, ask potential candidates the following questions.
1. Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
Many states now require contractor certification. Even if your state does not require a license, always hire an installer that is bonded and insured.
2. What is your state-issued registration number?
You can call the state and verify the status of any contractor’s license number and see if any complaints have been filed against the installer.
3. How long have you been installing carpet?
Always ask for contractor references and require at least five years of experience for the optimal installation.
4. What type of experience do you have?
Apartment work, new construction, custom homes, or remodeling? Hire someone with experience in the carpet industry!
5. Do you use a power stretcher?
Good installers always use the power structure to install carpet properly.
6. How much do you charge per yard?
The installer should ask you a few questions to determine the proper charge. Some carpets are more expensive to install than others are, and there are usually extra charges for stairs, hauling away the old carpet, transitional model, furniture moving, etc.
7. How far in advance should I schedule you?
Carpet installers like to have some advance notice. Additionally, they also want to be sure that your carpet has arrived before they come to install it. They may deliver your carpet and pad for a small fee.
8. Can you provide any references?
Always ask for reviews, referrals, and recommendations. Listening to the experience of others is your best bet for hiring a quality carpet installer.
9. Do you charge extra for carpet measuring?
Many installers charge a fee for measuring how much carpet you need. However, they will refund the charge if you have them install your carpet. Don’t trust a carpet salesperson to measure how much carpet you need. Instead, have an experienced installer measure and measure for you even if it costs something upfront. Proper measuring is essential for proper placement. Just make sure to ask ahead of time so that you aren’t caught off guard!
Do You Have Questions for Us?
If you have any further questions or need help selecting new carpet, do not hesitate to call Bloomsburg Carpet today. Your satisfaction is the utmost priority of our team of professionals. When properly installed and maintained, high quality residential and commercial carpets like those manufactured in America by Bloomsburg Carpet Industries, last a lifetime.