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
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.
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
Special disposal for environmental concerns
Quality of carpet (range $25 to $85 per square yard material cost)