What to expect with your carpet installation

What to expect with your carpet installation

A carpet upgrade is always a welcome home improvement project since it brings texture and color to home design and an eye-catching look. Also, it works great in a basement to warm a cold floor.

Direct Custom Flooring in Tavares, FL, boasts skilled installers and helpful flooring specialists who ensure customers enjoy a stress-free installation day.


Installation is a job for the pros since it takes special equipment and years of experience to lay carpeting correctly. If it is not pulled taut, it will ripple and must be restretched. Seams must be hidden, too, so your new carpet looks its best.

Carpet installation basics

On installation day, our installers will remove your old flooring and level and repair your subfloor, if necessary. The team will remove moldings, trim, and possibly doors in the workspace. We move furniture, but please move smaller items like lamps and other breakables.


Before the flooring is laid, underlayment is placed on the subfloor. Underlayment is essential for soft surface longevity and adds cushioning and thermal and sound insulation. The proper type of underlayment, often made of foam, depends on the carpet you choose.


Installers will bring a power stretcher to pull the carpeting across the floor and bring a knee kicker to help them get a tight fit in corners, on stairs, and in closets. Clear a path to the work area before the carpet installation team arrives at your home.

Visit our carpet store today for your installation needs

Locally-owned Direct Custom Flooring installs carpet in Tavares, FL, and also The Villages, Mount Dora, Leesburg, Eustis, Clermont, and other locales in the Lake County area.

In addition to flooring installation, we offer bathroom and kitchen remodeling, design consultation, free in-home measurements, and more. So, come to our carpet store in Tavares, FL, to shop for carpet flooring or enjoy our convenient shop-at-home service.