If you're reading this guide it's because you're going to hire a Professional Carpet Installer. Congrats! You came to the right place.
Since Carpet and Rug World started, we've received a lot (a lot!) of messages from people asking us how to find good carpet installers. And I get why this might be difficult! Most people don't know anything about carpet installation... so how do you know if you're hiring the right one? Or what's even worse... how do you know that a bad installer won't ruin your new and beautiful carpet?
These are legitimate concers! And I've seen many expensive carpets ruined because the installer had no idea what he was doing.
In this guide we're going to be helping you with an answer on how to find the best carpet installers. But we'll do a lot more than just that! We'll also share with you a couple of post on How Much Carpet Installation Costs, Carpet Tiles, and Other FAQ regarding carpet installation.
Before we start... If you haven't bought a carpet yet, PLEASE! You have to visit our guide on Carpet Buying Guide. It took forever to write that guide, but we're extremely happy with the end result. It's full of resources to help people who are about to buy a carpet. So check it out before you leave! And once you know what carpet you want to buy, come back here to see How to Find the Best Carpet Installers
This is an important question to ask, because not a lot of people "have a guy" that can install a carpet properly. And if it's not done correctly, then they could be potentially ruining your new and expensive carpet. And even if you do find a good carpet installer, how do you know you're not over paying?
Both of these problems can be solved by requesting multiple quotes. The only problem is... it's very time consuming. But it doesn't have to be! Thanks to professional services platforms, you can easily request multiple quotes to local companies in your area. And what's best... you can check the reviews that past clients left. It's a win-win! You find a good carpet installer, and they find a new client.
The 2 platforms that I would recommend are Thumbtack and Homeadvisor. I like Thumbtack a little better, because it's easier to use and the pros seem like they care about every client more. On Homeadvisor, it's more about the numbers (the more jobs you do, the more you get paid). But you can use either of them! They're excellent services.
If you use Thumbtack to request multiple quotes, you shouldn't have a problem finding an honest professional. But just in case you want to make sure you're paying the right price, we wrote a Carpet Installation Costs post, so that you know what you might be dealing with!
For those of you DIYers who are always asking about if it's possible to installe a carpet yourselfs. The answer is... I wouldn't recommend it to 99.99% of the people I know. Unless you have a lot of experience with similar projects, or have done it before, it's better to hire a professional. I wouldn't risk ruining a carpet just to save a couple of bucks.
Carpet Tiles, on the other hand, are quite easy! Almost anyone can do it given the right guidance. And that's exactly what I'm here to do. Here are a couple of posts that should help you decide if carpet tiles are the way to go and how to install them yourself:
Last, but not least, here are a couple of questions that might be helpful! Installing a carpet is difficult, but fixing wrinkles, browning or other issues isn't as hard. If you'd like to know more about how to fix those (and other) issues, here are some posts that might be helpful:
And that's it! If you still have any questions you'd like an answer to (and haven't found them on this page), send us a message through our Ask an Expert section. We always love to hear from our readers, and if there's anything we can do to help. You can count on it!
Carpet Cleaning and Installation
I'm Tony and I consider myself a carpet cleaning expert! I've tried the 5 most common professional cleaning methods myself, and I've reviewed thousands of carpet cleaning & installation companies. I'm currently exploring the DIY Cleaning and Installation world. It's not that hard and it's a lot of fun!