Carpet installation must be properly planned, estimated and coordinated. The installation plan must include accurate measurements, show seam placement, edge moldings, carpet direction, (adhesives, cushion) and all detailed areas requiring special considerations, such as unusual room shapes, closets, borders, etc. If installation plans are not provided, then an O’Kelly’s professional estimator will assess all those details.
General contractors must provide an appropriate surface upon which to install carpet, including confirmation of concrete moisture and alkali conditions, cleanliness, surface quality and floor levelness. The contractor must also set appropriate room temperatures 48 hours prior to installation (65 to 95 degrees) and provide ventilation during and 48 to 72 hours after installation. If there is no General Contractor on site, then an O’Kelly’s professional contractor/installer will make sure all conditions are acceptable.
The appropriate installation method depends on the product you specify. Such things as seaming requirements, pattern match, maintenance conditions, and the nature and intensity of traffic are factors that we consider. Familiarity with installation methods is essential: direct glue-down , double glue-down. Or convenient commercial under cushion, for the comfort of premium padding, with a stretch-in installation.
Our installers follow the all instructions from the carpet manufacturer and/or those set forth in the CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute)