My question is about the order of things when tackling a whole room.
Do i redo trim or carpet first.
My husband and family are preparing to buy a townhouse in the chapel hill nc area.
A gutted room eliminates much of the dirt and grime associated with removing old carpet tile or wood flooring.
In a bedroom if you are going to carpet and paint a bedroom which would you recommend to do first.
There are many legitimate reasons to do construction work in the proper sequence.
Be sure to use a canvas drop cloth.
However since there may be instances where you re just replacing trim but leaving carpet or have a reason to do the carpet first i ll give instructions for both methods.
If you re replacing carpet first before painting it will be easier for the flooring company.
I install the flooring first then trim tight to it.
Generally speaking you want to install the trim first and the carpet second.
Jane b richardson texas.
Opt for floor installation first because it s often a messy process.
They also may need the carpet to roll up the edges of the room in order to properly trim it to size.
Carpet layers should be the very last trade on the job.
Pulling up 20 year old carpet can be incredibly dirty and dusty but i also see the benefits of having the old carpet down for paint.
Top rated remodelers tell our team that the right answer depends on the situation.
If the carpet and baseboards are installed first though the painting process is slowed as the painter takes extra measures to avoid getting paint on the baseboards and the edges of the carpet where it meets the wall.
If you care about doing quality work and not wasting time you paint the walls then install the hard floors cabinetry doors and trim.
The best way to make sure that your flooring stays clean is to avoid spilling paint on it in the first place.
Carpet installers have to bring large rolls of carpet into your home 12 foot rolls minimize seams in your room not small paint cans or brushes.
A good dropcloth is a wise investment in your house because you can use it repeatedly.
If you paint before doing a flooring project you ll avoid the hassle of paint drips or spills ladder.
Should painting or flooring come first when remodeling.