Carpet Fitting: DIY vs. Professional Help

When it comes to fitting carpets there are two general routes which one can take ? DIY or opting for professional help. Of course both have their own individual merits: by doing it yourself you can avoid the expense and hassle of calling someone in, however by choosing a professional you can avoid the potential pitfalls of self-installation.

DIY Carpet Fitting
DIY carpet fitting might seem like the best way to save a few bucks on the cost of professional installation, but that?s not always the case. In order to install your own carpet, and professionally, you need to have a great deal of equipment including a kicker, stretcher, seam cutters ? the list is endless. You also need to have experience in order to get it just right. One of the most common mistakes made by novice carpet fitters is cutting the carpet too short for the room size, which in the end can create an impossible fitting environment, thus ruining the carpet. Unless you know what you?re doing, you?re probably best to leave it to the pros.

Professional Help
Professional help isn?t a foolproof answer either, however. Of course, there are different degrees of professionalism depending on the carpet fitter you choose. If you can find a reliable carpet fitter, hold on to them ? they are like gold dust. Try to take recommendations from friends or family and make sure that you are aware before the carpet fitter arrives both how much he is going to charge and what kind of turnaround time he is forecasting.

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