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 we might want to do the same because the carpet in our condo was causing numerous problems. —Den GardenYou 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.
Polyester Carpet Replacement Options in Palm HarborGreat; 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 choices. Here are the top polyester carpet replacement choices you can select from:
- 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. Here’s a choice that runs between $1 and $5 per square foot. And, it comes in a wide variety of styles and patterns. However, it’s not good for resale and it’s as durable as some others.
- Laminate. This is one of the least expensive options, ranging from under $1 per square foot to about $3 to $4 per square foot. Like vinyl, it comes in several styles. But, it’s not always water-resistant and doesn’t fare well for resale.
- Hardwood. Perhaps the most universally loved and most attractive, this is durable, long-lasting, and easy to maintain. But, at $3 to $12 per square foot, hardwood is one of the most expensive.