Danny and Smitty arrived early for their 8 a.m. start time to install the new carpet in my townhouse. They started by rolling out the bright red 10 lb. antimicrobial pad over the concrete surface of my living room floor.
The carpet was rolled out and cut generously to fit the room.
The installers then trimmed, tucked and kicked the carpet into the security of the tack strips, pulled taut and flat, white and beautiful.
After the living room, the installers somehow managed to lay out a single piece of carpeting in my maze of an upstairs hall (and linen closet) — a feat which truly surprised me. When I had removed the carpet from this area, I took out three small pieces which had been seamed together. It’s generally better to get carpet laid down in one piece rather than have extra seams lying around, so I was thrilled that they not only attempted it, but succeeded! They also wrapped the noses of every step, creating a more secure install as well as a better look.
Here’s an up-close look at the new carpet next to the new tile, and a look at the color difference between the old tile and the new:
On a satisfaction scale of 1 – 10 (ten being totally satisfied), I like the new surface materials in my house: 9
(The very light, almost white carpet has me a little bit concerned. I do believe my house is going to enter into a new era; that of the Take Your Shoes Off Era.)