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If you’re shopping for a new carpet, whether for new construction or if you’re replacing some existing carpeting, you may be wondering if you can handle the installation on your own. Even if you have superior DIY skills, you should think long and hard before tackling a new carpet. There’s a lot more to installing carpet than you might think, so it’s best to hire a professional to handle the job, and here’s why.


Carpet installation requires specialized tools such as carpet kickers, stretchers, seam cutters, and trimers, and you probably don’t have any of these. Although you can buy or rent these tools, the cost of doing so could be a lot more than you anticipate, and professional installation may not cost much more.

Training and Experience

Professional installers receive specialized training that gives them the expertise they need to get the job done, and to get it done correctly. They are well-versed in how to install different types of carpets and how to deal with any unusual circumstances they may encounter at your home. If you attempt to install the carpet yourself, you may end up with bumps, wrinkles, and visible seams, or the carpet may lift up away from the walls.


Carpet installation can be very time-consuming, especially for a novice. Carpet professionals will be able to get the job done much faster because they know what they’re doing. There’s no trial and error like you might experience with a DIY job.


If you make a mistake while installing your carpet, you may need to replace all or part of it. If this sort of situation occurs while a professional is working on your job, the carpet will be replaced without question and without any additional cost to you, the customer.

A professional carpet installer will show up on time, get the job done, clean up the excess, haul your old carpet away, and will leave your home with carpeting that looks great and will last for years. To learn more about obtaining professional carpet installation, consult the experts in all things flooring at Floor Advisor.

Floor Advisor is the flooring installation company you can trust for high-quality flooring. We are a family-owned and operated business and have been serving the Leesburg, Lansdowne, Ashburn, Broadlands, Sterling, and Loudon County areas for over 20 years. We have a strong commitment to providing you with the best possible customer service, from your initial consultation to the completion of your installation and beyond. Whatever your flooring needs, our highly trained professionals will work with you to guarantee your complete satisfaction. For more information about the products and services we offer, visit our website, or give us a call at one of our three locations: