Carpet Installation

Learn more about what to expect on installation day here!

Carpet Installation In The Greater Boston Area

Being knowledgeable and prepared for the big day when the new carpeting will transform your home is very important. Being ready for the installation of your carpet will make the entire process go faster and more efficiently.

Knowing what to expect and being prepared will also be a lot less stressful for you, your family, and your home.

rolling carpet out | AJ Rose Carpets
Carpet Installation | AJ Rose Carpets

Before, During, And After Your Carpet Installation

What To Do On Installation Day:

Furniture is step one

  • Remove all furniture
  • Additional charges occur for moving furniture
  • Empty the contents of china cabinets, closets

Know what to do with your present floor covering

  • Consider removal of the old floor covering, sometimes messy and time-consuming
  • If you remove it, do it at least one day before for cleanup and floor preparation
  • Leave tack strips in place
  • Pull the staples out of the floor from the original pad
  • Painted baseboards, woodwork, and paint may need retouching; this is your responsibility


  • May need preparation for new carpet - leave this to the pros

On Installation Day:

Be prepared to be at home on the day of installation and be available in case the installation crew has questions. Your presence will insure that the correct carpet is installed in the right areas.

  • Some installers may not be able to give you an exact time of arrival
  • Be flexible and keep in touch with your retailer/installer


  • Installers use tools and techniques that can make the work area hazardous
  • Make sure that children and pets are kept out of the work area

The walk-through

  • Prior to the completion of the installation, walk-through the job with the chief installer
  • This gives you the opportunity to ask questions about the final details

What to know and do after installation day:

  • For odor sensitivity, good ventilation is important
  • Some of the chemicals and adhesives in carpets can smell for 48 to 72 hours
  • Be prepared to provide the room with adequate ventilation

Carpet Care & Maintenance

Learn more about the top tips and tricks for maintaining your carpet here, with our care & maintenance guide. 

Get Inspired

Need inspiration before shopping for new carpet? Take a look at our carpet inspiration gallery to see the latest trends.