Old Flooring DisposalThat carpet is worn. It’s old. And, it’s dirty. Which means it needs to go and go as soon as possible. What you must know upfront is that carpet removal isn’t too big a deal. Yes, it does require some time and effort. However, it’s not something that takes specialized skills and/or tools. Just empty the room (don’t leave anything inside). Then, pull up the carpet starting in a corner.
…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 we might want to do the same because the carpet in our condo was causing numerous problems. —Den GardenIf possible, pull it up along the wall from one side to the next. Roll it up as you go across the room. Stop about half way, cut the carpet in half. Then, roll up the other half. Doing so will make it much easier to handle and a lot less heavy. Then, roll up the padding and carry it out of the room. Thereafter, you can have a junk removal service pick it up and take it away. That will lead you to picking one of a few carpet replacement choices.
Carpet Replacement Choices in EnglewoodGreat; 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:
- Tile. Ranging in price from just $1 to $20, tile comes in a wide variety of styles, colors, and more. But, it’s not for every space. For instance, it’s usually not a good choice for residential bedrooms, family rooms, and even in some cases, living rooms.
- 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. Among the least expensive choices, ranging from 50 cents to $3 per square foot, its stain and scratch resistant. Although, it’s not necessarily water-resistant and isn’t good for resale potential.
- Hardwood. Ranging from $3 to $12 per square foot, hardwood is one of the most beloved flooring types. And, if you go with engineered hardwood, it costs less. This flooring is simple to maintain but real hardwood requires a bit more care.