Carpet Quick Reference2019-01-22T16:54:29-05:00

CARPET QUICK REFERENCE

MATERIAL BRIEF:

  • Manufacturer’s Warranty – Look for 15 years to lifetime for corridors
  • Solution Dyed is preferable to overprint due to the colour being part of the fibre of the extruded fibres.
  • Higher yarn Density is more costly, thicker, more high quality
  • Weight range 20-26 oz for Carpet tile, 24-36 for broadloom (weight denotes quality with broadloom)
  • Look for Mould/Mildew resistant fibers.
  • Fire rating is subject to application – Fire-rated Broadloom is typically approved for all highrise floors, while carpet tile, due to its vinyl backing is approved only on floors with sprinkler systems installed.
  • Accessibility concerns – no cut pile

PROCESS BRIEF:

  • Receive and check quantity, check sequential package/skid numbers
  • Check against Project book spec sheets. Approve correct material
  • Check dye lots – sample and number
  • Allocate floor by floor
  • Start at bottom floor or top
  • Pull up old carpet – if double glued, pull up underpad in separate process
  • Remove nails, tacks, transition strips and all other old material
  • Dispose of off-site (some manufacturers take back) or on-site.
  • Remove old adhesive residue – scrape, dispose of old foam and glue.
  • Remove in blocks of 10 floors.
  • Once 10 floors are done, begin applying primer. Ventilate until dry
  • Apply Adhesive – ventilate until dry-high-tack
  • Bring up Assigned carpet batch floor by floor and install
  • Mark reserve boxes by floor for dye lot matching.
  • 12 working days for 10 floors
  • Apply new carpet tile, incorporating specific design floorplan or if broadloom, the addition of transition strips where necessary
  • LVT or hardwood as a border is an option along corridors.
  • Carpet tile can be applied in different patterns and floors can be alternating patterns or colours.

PRICING CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Baseboards – new? Painting?Material + Labour
  • Border or colour strip (modular tile) or inlay design with broadloom
  • Area – to be measured in square feet or square yards
  • Addition of levellers
  • Extra preparation if required
  • Primer before adhesive if required
  • Quality of adhesive
  • Design consultation if included or separate
  • Wastage
  • Special disposal for environmental concerns
  • Quality of carpet (range $25 to $85 per square yard material cost)