This guide will offer a few key reasons to upgrade your carpet and what to expect during its installation. The Home Depot offers the best value for homeowners, so you can confidently choose your new carpet and prepare your home when you know what to expect during your carpet installation.
Reasons to Upgrade
Even with regular professional cleanings, carpeting should be replaced every eight years on average. Homeowners generally choose to upgrade their carpeting after it begins to show signs of wear, such as stains, damage and odors. You may also want to upgrade as part of any interior renovations or room redecorating, or if your carpet has become outdated.
Why Choose The Home Depot
The Home Depot offers trusted installation services tailored to your schedule. Our badged professionals are licensed, insured and undergo thorough background checks. Our carpet installation service comes with a lifetime warranty on labor that includes seams, stretches and stair work.
Customers can choose from an extensive selection of carpet styles and shades priced to fit their budget. Many of our options are easy to clean and odor-resistant. We also offer waterproof and pet-proof carpets that can withstand excess foot traffic and spills. You can browse our assortment of carpet and carpet padding options online.
The Measure Appointment
Once you’ve chosen your carpet, we’ll work with your schedule to confirm an in-home measurement appointment. During this appointment, one of our associates will create an accurate measurement of the installation area(s) using laser precision. These measurements get uploaded to our carpet center. Then, an associate will call you to review your installation quote.
From there, we will provide the exact costs so you can confirm the service when you’re ready. 100% of your measuring deposit goes toward the installation.
Tip: See our carpet cost guide for nationwide installation estimates.
Once you purchase the carpet, we will order your products. We then work with your schedule to arrange an installation time that works for you.
Please note that if the carpet you’ve chosen is out-of-stock or takes longer to ship to your location, there may be a longer waiting period. Our professionals will quickly and clearly communicate any delays.
Preparing for Installation
Before the installation appointment, all furniture must be removed from the immediate area(s). As a courtesy, our professionals can remove larger pieces of furniture, like sofas, dressers and tables. If the item requires disassembly – such as a bedframe – an additional fee may apply. Please note, The Home Depot will not remove oversized or fragile items from the installation area, so homeowners should make alternate moving arrangements as needed.
Our complimentary furniture moving service does not apply to extremely large, heavy or fragile items. Possessions such as glass china cabinets, aquariums, pool tables, pianos and safes must be removed before your carpet installation appointment. Homeowners are also responsible for moving smaller items, such as wall art, electronics and lamps, along with clearing clothing from closets and emptying furnishings like bookcases and cabinets.
Tip: if your home was built before 1978, The Home Depot also recommends testing for lead paint. Lead-based paint is toxic to humans and pets, and it can lead to various health problems, especially in young children.
During the Installation
On the day of the installation, our professionals will arrive with your new carpet and all additional materials that may be required. Please ensure our team has a clear path to the installation area(s) and that all necessary furniture and decor items are out of the room(s).
As a homeowner, you can expect the installation process to create a certain amount of noise and debris. We strongly recommend keeping children and pets in another area of the home while our team lays the flooring.
The timeframe of your installation varies based on room size and type of carpet. Most carpet installations take about one day. Communicate directly with our service provider for more accurate time estimates.
Removal and Post-Installation Care
When your carpet installation is complete, our professionals will clean up the excess debris and remove the old carpet from your home. These services are included in the installation costs. To preserve your new carpet, we recommend regular professional cleanings, which are also required to maintain your warranty with The Home Depot.
Updating your carpet can help you personalize your home and show off your style. It can also increase your home’s value. We have a great selection of wallet-friendly options and styles to choose from. When you know what to expect during your carpet installation you can proceed with confidence in your home improvement project. Ready to start your carpet installation? For your convenience, appointments can be scheduled in-store, online or by phone at 1-800-HOME-DEPOT.