Preparing for Carpet Installation

You’ve chosen an essential part of your home. Now let’s work together to create it!

And as each store provides different installation, please check with your local store for the relevant pricing structure and what items are included. This also includes whether you require any floor preparation, which can generally be organised by your local store.

Remember – the team will be with you every step of the way, so if you’re not sure of what’s required, please contact your local Choices Flooring store at anytime.

Below are some tips on how to prepare for carpet installation in your home:


Remove your existing carpet including underlay. You may have opted for us to do this as part of our pricing, in which case, don’t worry! However, if you are doing this yourself, do not remove the wooden strips at the edges of the floor, commonly known as 'smooth edge'.

Remove carpet

Vacuum your flooring area to remove dust particles, if you've removed flooring.


Depending on the thickness of the carpet and underlay, it may be worth taking the doors off to allow for a seamless installation.

If new carpet is thicker than previous, the doors may need to be shaved after installation to allow for a smoother door swing or slide. Check with your local store as to whether this is required.

Remove doors

If you are painting prior, please complete 48-72 hours before installation to allow for enamel to dry.


Prior to installation, you’ll also need to


Move any fragile objects out of cabinets so they don’t break when furniture is moved.


Move furniture away from the installation area (if this is not included in the installation price)

Move furniture

Cover any heaters and nearby furniture for protection.

Cover furniture

Ensure there’s a clear pathway for installers to move in and out of your home and a space to cut carpet, should they require it.

Clear pathway

Make sure power points are accessible and working.

Power point

For effective airflow during the removal and installation of the floor coverings, it is recommended that doors and windows are open.

Children and family members should be well away from the installation area and close surrounds.


Installation day!


Ensure any last minute pieces of furniture or devices are removed from the area.

Power point

Keep children and pets away from the installation area (as exciting as it is, they’ll just have to wait!).

School bag

Check your carpet installation to make sure the look and feel is what you want.


After installation


Make sure you’ve placed appropriate protectors on the feet of your furniture to avoid damaging your new carpet.


Return your furniture. Most carpet can be walked on immediately, so you won’t have to wait long.

Move furniture

Show off your new carpet to your local Choices Flooring team! Send them few happy snaps once you’ve settled in and don’t be shy to share them across Choices Flooring's social media community.

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Happy snaps