Removal GuideWhen a carpet becomes worn and/or stained, there’s very little to rehabilitate it. In fact, worn thread means it’s usefulness is over. Even stains might cause an otherwise good carpet it’s lease on life. So, the first thing to do is to remove it. Start by completely emptying the room. Then, use pliers to grab a corner of the carpet. Thereafter, pull it up along one wall.
…hate your carpet? Want to exchange it for something that is easier to maintain, cleaner and lasts longer? Do as we did and consider laminate flooring. My husband and I did, and we have never regretted it. Recently some good friends replaced their carpet with Pergo. It was beautiful, and they told us it required only minimal care. This caused us to start thinking about the fact that we might want to do the same because the carpet in our condo was causing numerous problems. —DenGardenYou can then proceed to free it from the tacking strips the length of the room. Roll it up tightly to carry it out of the space. Next, pull up the padding and roll it up, as well. Then, inspect the subfloor for stains and damage. If there’s any discoloration or damage, you’ll have to repair it before recovering it with new flooring.
Carpet Replacement Choices in ClearwaterGreat; the old carpet is gone and you’re staring at a bare subfloor. So, what to cover it with? Well, there are a few good carpet replacement choices. Here are the top types you can select from:
- Hardwoods. For actual hardwoods, the price ranges from $3 per square foot to $12 per square foot. But, if you select an engineered product, you’ll pay less and still get a great floor. Hardwoods and engineered hardwoods are easy to maintain and do make a great resale feature.
- Tile. Tile comes in a very wide variety of styles. And, it also ranges in price drastically. (Prices start at just about $1 per square foot and easily go up to $20 per square foot.) It’s very durable, but the grout will need periodic cleaning to keep the floor looking its best.
- Vinyl. Another material which comes in a number of styles, colors, and more, vinyl ranges in price from $1 to $5 per square foot. While, it doesn’t offer the same durability as other flooring types, it’s quite inexpensive and functional.
- Laminate. If the lowest price is the goal, go for laminate. It costs just .50 cents to $3 per square foot. Although it also comes in a big variety of styles, it’s not always water-resistant and doesn’t fare well for resale.