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New Carpet Installation Checklist

By Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert & Consumer Advocate


Make sure you use this checklist when the installer arrives AND when the installer is finished. 


Do a complete walkthrough with the installer and inspect the finished carpet installation job to be sure everything is done to your satisfaction BEFORE THE INSTALLER LEAVES!


Pay the final amount due ONLY if you are completely satisfied.


Before installation begins:


Is the carpet the correct color & style?

Yes_____ No_____

Are there any visible carpet defects?             

Yes_____ No_____

Does the installer use a power stretcher?       

Yes_____ No_____ 

Do not allow the installation to proceed if any of the above answers are "No". Call the store where you purchased the carpet and request the problems be corrected. 


After installation is complete: 


Do a complete walk-though with the installer. 


Do the seams look great? (No seam is invisible)       

Yes_____ No___

Are the seams in the proper locations?                    

Yes_____ No___

Is the carpet securely attached to the tackstrip?        

Yes_____ No___

Is the carpet neatly tucked along the walls?               

Yes_____ No___

Is the carpet stretched in tightly?                              

Yes_____ No___

Have all the scraps been cleaned up?                      

Yes_____ No____

Has the carpet been vacuumed?                              

Yes_____ No____

Are all the doors put back into place?                    

Yes_____ No____

Have all the floor heat-vent covers been put back?      

Yes____  No____





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