Kairos Upholstery

Professional CARPET INSTALLATION

Professional CARPET INSTALLATION

A poorly fitted carpet is more susceptible to damage and detracts from the overall aesthetic of the room. A professional carpet installation service is usually recommended for the most outstanding results. You can count on our experienced technicians to lay your carpet quickly and flawlessly. At Kairos Upholstery our installers are all wholly trained and dedicated to providing excellent service. Furthermore, many of our teams have decades of carpet fitting experience.

Allow us to handle the heavy lifting because we source and install your carpet from beginning to end, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy your new appearance!

The selection of a carpet is only the first step. Underlay and installation are essential parts of the process since they affect how wonderful your carpet appears on your floor. A poorly installed carpet can destroy even the best-quality flooring, and underlay can shorten the life of your carpet.
We provide high-quality carpet installation for both residential and commercial properties. Kairos Upholstery ensures a perfect fit every time. We provide the same quality service to every customer, from the office to the dining room, and from flexible vinyl to velour carpet.

You can trust that our team of carpet installation professionals will complete the task to your satisfaction. Every project we accomplish will be top-notch and hassle-free, thanks to our extensive floor-fitting knowledge.

With our entire floor fitting service, getting new flooring has never been easier, as we will make the process as simple as possible for you.
To ensure that your change goes down without a hitch, our entire move, remove, fit, and replace service begins with precise measuring of your floor. Following that, we may arrange for any necessary subfloor preparation, ensuring that lumpy vinyl or sloping laminate does not become a feature of your meeting room or corridor.

We will carefully move and store your furniture on the day of installation, ensuring that it is in the same condition as when you let us in. Of course, once you’ve accepted your new flooring, we’ll install it just as it was before. Our installers will remove and dispose of the old flooring, leaving you with the best and final duty of appreciating your new lounge or staff area, ensuring the best carpet fitting service.

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Carpet Floor Care and Maintenance

No carpet lasts forever or is 100% stain proof, however with regular vacuuming and care, years can be extended to the performance and appearance of your new carpet. Here are some simple guidelines to ensure you protect your investment.

Vacuuming
 This should be done regularly and most importantly vacuum thoroughly, particularly in heavy traffic areas. Initially, when your carpet is laid, vacuum lightly and frequently to remove all surface material; i.e. fluff and dust. Thereafter once a week should be sufficient to ensure that the appearance of the carpet is prolonged. Vacuuming is recommended more frequently in high traffic areas.

Steam Cleaning
Depending on usage, the carpet should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months to remove any sticky soil that has lodged itself into the carpet fibre. Shampooing and do it yourself steam cleaning is not recommended. Seek the advice of a professional cleaning company like Kairos Upholstery.

Spot Cleaning
Most carpets have a stain protector applied at the manufacturing stage. The carpet is not 100% stain proof and the initial procedure should be followed to avoid disappointment on your carpet appearance.

Ways To Protect Your Carpet
Mats – These should be placed in all exterior doorways and entrances. They must be cleaned regularly.
Furniture – Occasional rearrangement of furniture alleviates pressure marks, also use furniture cups to distribute the weight. When moving furniture, care should be taken by putting a protective barrier between the wheels and the carpet.
Rugs – Ideally rugs should be placed in high traffic areas; i.e. couches, chairs. Rugs should be cleaned regularly and attention particularly paid to the carpet underneath the rugs, ensuring that the fibre is brushed up and restored to its original appearance. Check rugs for colourfastness before placing them on the carpet, as the colour in some rugs may bleed through to your carpet and cause a permanent stain. After cleaning, allow the carpet to completely dry before the replacement of rugs.

Household Cleaners
Extreme caution should be exercised in this area as bleaches, tile and oven cleaners, mildew removers and general plant flood can permanently discolour and possibly dissolve carpet fibre.

Spills and Spot Cleaning
Spills need to be attended to immediately. It’s a good idea to keep a carpet cleaning kit with white cloths, a paper towel, a spray bottle of water, a plastic scraper and some Scotchgard Carpet Cleaner handy. Whilst many of our carpets are treated with water-resistant products it’s still best to take care of spills straight away to ensure liquids don’t penetrate the pile and stain/discolour the carpet. Whatever you do, don’t let a cool spill dry or a hot spill cool! Spot cleaning spills is as simple as:

1 – In case of spills, always attend to the affected area immediately because if the spill stays unattended for a longer period of time it will get harder to remove the stain afterwards. Never rub the affected area rigorously as this will abrade the carpet fabric and even spread the stain. Always use paper towels so you don’t face the problem of transferring the dye of the coloured cloth to the carpet. Keep on dabbing the area till it becomes dry and then vacuums it thoroughly. And remember to call the commercial cleaning professionals the very same day.

2 – In case of food spills, try to remove the solid matter as much as possible with the help of a butter knife or a spoon. Pour a little amount of water and dab gently and you can even use a meagre amount of laundry detergent if required. Once you do this, vacuum the area properly by adding a little amount of water now and then. You can even make your own stain cleaner by mixing ¼ tsp of laundry detergent with 230 ml of cold water.

Preventative Maintenance Tips
You can further extend the life of your carpets by following these simple preventative maintenance tips:
*  As carpet ages it may occasionally have the odd sprout or snag. Just clip these with scissors – never pull snags out as this will damage the carpet!
*  Use furniture coasters and chair pads to avoid carpet dents.
*  Occasionally move heavy furniture to avoid excessive pile crushing.
*  Remove heavy furniture dents by stroking the dented area against the natural direction of the pile with a coin.
*  Place a chair pad between carpet and chairs with rollers to prevent snagging and damage.
*  If you’re planning to move heavy furniture across your carpet, make sure you place a protective barrier of heavy cardboard or plywood between the wheels and the carpet.
*  When possible, close blinds or curtains to protect the carpet from being in contact with direct sunlight for extended periods of time. UV rays from sunlight can age carpet prematurely.
*  If you use area rugs over the top of your carpet make sure these rugs are dry, colourfast and clean. Don’t forget to clean and restore the pile of the carpet underneath area rugs either.

Carpet Floor Care and Maintenance

No carpet lasts forever or is 100% stain proof, however with regular vacuuming and care, years can be extended to the performance and appearance of your new carpet. Here are some simple guidelines to ensure you protect your investment.

Vacuuming
 This should be done regularly and most importantly vacuum thoroughly, particularly in heavy traffic areas. Initially, when your carpet is laid, vacuum lightly and frequently to remove all surface material; i.e. fluff and dust. Thereafter once a week should be sufficient to ensure that the appearance of the carpet is prolonged. Vacuuming is recommended more frequently in high traffic areas.

Steam Cleaning
Depending on usage, the carpet should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months to remove any sticky soil that has lodged itself into the carpet fibre. Shampooing and do it yourself steam cleaning is not recommended. Seek the advice of a professional cleaning company like Kairos Upholstery.

Spot Cleaning
Most carpets have a stain protector applied at the manufacturing stage. The carpet is not 100% stain proof and the initial procedure should be followed to avoid disappointment on your carpet appearance.

Ways To Protect Your Carpet
Mats – These should be placed in all exterior doorways and entrances. They must be cleaned regularly.
Furniture – Occasional rearrangement of furniture alleviates pressure marks, also use furniture cups to distribute the weight. When moving furniture, care should be taken by putting a protective barrier between the wheels and the carpet.
Rugs – Ideally rugs should be placed in high traffic areas; i.e. couches, chairs. Rugs should be cleaned regularly and attention particularly paid to the carpet underneath the rugs, ensuring that the fibre is brushed up and restored to its original appearance. Check rugs for colourfastness before placing them on the carpet, as the colour in some rugs may bleed through to your carpet and cause a permanent stain. After cleaning, allow the carpet to completely dry before the replacement of rugs.

Household Cleaners
Extreme caution should be exercised in this area as bleaches, tile and oven cleaners, mildew removers and general plant flood can permanently discolour and possibly dissolve carpet fibre.

Spills and Spot Cleaning
Spills need to be attended to immediately. It’s a good idea to keep a carpet cleaning kit with white cloths, a paper towel, a spray bottle of water, a plastic scraper and some Scotchgard Carpet Cleaner handy. Whilst many of our carpets are treated with water-resistant products it’s still best to take care of spills straight away to ensure liquids don’t penetrate the pile and stain/discolour the carpet. Whatever you do, don’t let a cool spill dry or a hot spill cool! Spot cleaning spills is as simple as:

1 – In case of spills, always attend to the affected area immediately because if the spill stays unattended for a longer period of time it will get harder to remove the stain afterwards. Never rub the affected area rigorously as this will abrade the carpet fabric and even spread the stain. Always use paper towels so you don’t face the problem of transferring the dye of the coloured cloth to the carpet. Keep on dabbing the area till it becomes dry and then vacuums it thoroughly. And remember to call the commercial cleaning professionals the very same day.

2 – In case of food spills, try to remove the solid matter as much as possible with the help of a butter knife or a spoon. Pour a little amount of water and dab gently and you can even use a meagre amount of laundry detergent if required. Once you do this, vacuum the area properly by adding a little amount of water now and then. You can even make your own stain cleaner by mixing ¼ tsp of laundry detergent with 230 ml of cold water.

Preventative Maintenance Tips
You can further extend the life of your carpets by following these simple preventative maintenance tips:
*  As carpet ages it may occasionally have the odd sprout or snag. Just clip these with scissors – never pull snags out as this will damage the carpet!
*  Use furniture coasters and chair pads to avoid carpet dents.
*  Occasionally move heavy furniture to avoid excessive pile crushing.
*  Remove heavy furniture dents by stroking the dented area against the natural direction of the pile with a coin.
*  Place a chair pad between carpet and chairs with rollers to prevent snagging and damage.
*  If you’re planning to move heavy furniture across your carpet, make sure you place a protective barrier of heavy cardboard or plywood between the wheels and the carpet.
*  When possible, close blinds or curtains to protect the carpet from being in contact with direct sunlight for extended periods of time. UV rays from sunlight can age carpet prematurely.
*  If you use area rugs over the top of your carpet make sure these rugs are dry, colourfast and clean. Don’t forget to clean and restore the pile of the carpet underneath area rugs either.

Frequently Asked Questions About Carpet Installation

Do I need to move my furniture?
There needs to be a clear path for easy access to the installation area and rooms receiving new flooring need to be cleared of all furniture. You can choose to do this yourself or our stores can organise this for you. If you do choose for this option, make sure that you let us know well in advance so that the right number of helpers are scheduled for your job. If you have any breakable valuables, it is best to move these to a safe area ahead of time.

Why does furniture need to be removed?
This is so that the installer can power stretch the carpet installation. This is what takes place: 
The installer will place tack strips, thin pieces of wood with little nails, all around the perimeter of the room. Padding is placed between the tack strip and the carpet, then stretched over the padding and onto the strip. The installer then uses a power stretcher, a long tool with tines at the head, to be sure the carpet is firmly placed against the wall.

What should I expect during the carpet installation?
Our expert carpet installers will need a work area where they can store their tools and cut the carpet into size. If the job requires removing your old carpet, then you can expect a bit of dust and noise from the removal process, so make sure you let everyone in the house know that there will be some noise and disturbance during the installation of the carpet.

What is floor preparation and do I need it?
Floor preparation needs can vary from job to job as some subfloors may only need slight sand while others may require broken boards of a subfloor to be fixed or an entire floor space to be levelled. Not preparing a floor correctly can lead to your new floor covering not performing practically or aesthetically. The person visiting your home for a measure and quote can get an indication of the amount of prep work needed however, often the full extent is not revealed until the installer is onsite and has removed existing floor coverings and can make a full assessment. Unforeseen preparation will be added to your quote so talk to the technician to request a ‘heads up’ if this may be the case with your floor.

How wide are carpet rolls?
The standard width of a carpet roll is 3.66 metres. However, it happens that some carpet styles are produced in widths of 4 metres. Width measurements mainly depend on the types of machines used to produce carpet rolls and most machines are built to allow 3.66 metres of carpet to be manufactured.

Will I see the joins in my carpet?
Like the joins, you can see in furniture fabric, the same is happening for your carpet when two cut edges come together to make one surface. Different styles of carpet join better and are less visible than others. Unfortunately, nobody can guarantee joins that are completely invisible.

Why does the carpet colour in stores look different at home?
Lighting can change your perception of carpet colour, making particular areas look like they are lighter or darker than others. In addition, foot traffic applies pressure on your carpet causing the piles to lie in different directions which creates the effect of “shading”. Note that shading does not have any detrimental effect on the performance of your carpet.

Does Carpet Court remove existing floor coverings?
In most cases we can remove and dispose of your existing floor coverings ahead of your new flooring is installed – this is done for a minimal cost. When you are ready to go ahead with your new flooring let your local Carpet Court staff member know and they can provide a quote for you. Otherwise, you can of course do this yourself or organise for this to be done ahead of your new flooring installation.

How important is underlay?
The manufacturers of underlay produce a range of qualities, all of which will be adequate under your new carpet. At Kairos Upholstery we sell a wide range of underlays, all of which are very well-respected brands.

Can I keep my existing underlay?
It is recommended that you change your underlay when you replace your carpet. Underlay wears as the carpet wears, leaving it with the wear patterns of the old carpet.

Can I install my carpet flooring?
As a trustworthy retailer of carpet flooring, we strongly advise against DIY carpet installation unless you have prior experience as a carpet installer. In addition to the requirement of a great deal of experience, you’ll need special tools that are not only expensive but that cannot be used for anything other than carpet installation. If you purchase them, you will have already spent more than it would have cost to hire a professional installation team. So, we advise the latter. You won’t regret it.

What do I do with leftover flooring from my installation?
An additional amount of product is always added to your order (often in the trade this is called ‘wastage’). From this, your installer has enough product to complete the job without too much ‘patchwork’ required. It also means that your installer isn’t caught short, leaving them unable to complete the job. Placing further orders for the same flooring (in the case of carpet) may mean you receive a product from across different production batches. This may result in colour variations across your project, which is not ideal. You may be left with a few good size pieces of carpet which our stores can organise to be bound and made into mats (these work great at entranceways or on top of new carpet in front of fireplaces for extra protection). For hard flooring or sheet vinyl (commonly called ‘lino’) installations, saving a few extra planks or pieces of flooring somewhere safe and dry, will allow you to perform any ‘patch’ repairs on damaged areas of flooring in the future. Finding an exact match later down the track will be tricky. We do not accept returns on any product that is leftover from an installation.

Is carpet padding really necessary?
We understand that many homeowners try to save a bit on the budget by leaving out the underpadding, but we strongly suggest that you don’t do that. This padding not only acts as another layer of insulation and noise reduction, but it’s extremely important for the longevity of your carpet floors. For instance, without it, your floors can experience excessive wear and balding and can decrease the overall lifespan of your floors.

Why is my newly installed carpet shedding?
New carpets usually have loose fibres or fluff from the manufacturing process. When vacuuming your carpet, you may find your hoover bag filled with lint or fibres. This does not mean that your carpet is damaged. It will also not affect the lustre appearance of your new carpet. The shedding will gradually disappear.

What can I do to maintain my new carpet?
Hoover your carpet frequently to ensure that your carpet is fully conditioned and maintains its durability. It’s a good practice to hoover high-traffic areas daily. Also, you should advise your family members and guests to wipe their feet or remove their shoes before entering the house.

What areas do you cover?
We offer our services in all the areas of Gauteng including but not limited to – AlbertonBedfordviewBlue HillsBryanstonEagle CanyonEdenvaleElardus ParkFarie GlenFourwaysGarsfonteinGreenstoneHartbeespoortHoughtonHyde ParkJohannesburgKempton ParkLanseriaLone HillMelroseMidrandNorthcliffParktownPretoriaRandburgRosebankSandtonSaxonwold and Waterval City

What are other services do you offer?
In addition to mattress cleaning, we offer the following service – carpet cleaningupholstery cleaningrugs cleaning , rugs repairing , furniture re-pholstery and carpet repairing

Frequently Asked Questions About Carpet Installation

Do I need to move my furniture?
There needs to be a clear path for easy access to the installation area and rooms receiving new flooring need to be cleared of all furniture. You can choose to do this yourself or our stores can organise this for you. If you do choose for this option, make sure that you let us know well in advance so that the right number of helpers are scheduled for your job. If you have any breakable valuables, it is best to move these to a safe area ahead of time.

Why does furniture need to be removed?
This is so that the installer can power stretch the carpet installation. This is what takes place: 
The installer will place tack strips, thin pieces of wood with little nails, all around the perimeter of the room. Padding is placed between the tack strip and the carpet, then stretched over the padding and onto the strip. The installer then uses a power stretcher, a long tool with tines at the head, to be sure the carpet is firmly placed against the wall.

What should I expect during the carpet installation?
Our expert carpet installers will need a work area where they can store their tools and cut the carpet into size. If the job requires removing your old carpet, then you can expect a bit of dust and noise from the removal process, so make sure you let everyone in the house know that there will be some noise and disturbance during the installation of the carpet.

What is floor preparation and do I need it?
Floor preparation needs can vary from job to job as some subfloors may only need slight sand while others may require broken boards of a subfloor to be fixed or an entire floor space to be levelled. Not preparing a floor correctly can lead to your new floor covering not performing practically or aesthetically. The person visiting your home for a measure and quote can get an indication of the amount of prep work needed however, often the full extent is not revealed until the installer is onsite and has removed existing floor coverings and can make a full assessment. Unforeseen preparation will be added to your quote so talk to the technician to request a ‘heads up’ if this may be the case with your floor.

How wide are carpet rolls?
The standard width of a carpet roll is 3.66 metres. However, it happens that some carpet styles are produced in widths of 4 metres. Width measurements mainly depend on the types of machines used to produce carpet rolls and most machines are built to allow 3.66 metres of carpet to be manufactured.

Will I see the joins in my carpet?
Like the joins, you can see in furniture fabric, the same is happening for your carpet when two cut edges come together to make one surface. Different styles of carpet join better and are less visible than others. Unfortunately, nobody can guarantee joins that are completely invisible.

Why does the carpet colour in stores look different at home?
Lighting can change your perception of carpet colour, making particular areas look like they are lighter or darker than others. In addition, foot traffic applies pressure on your carpet causing the piles to lie in different directions which creates the effect of “shading”. Note that shading does not have any detrimental effect on the performance of your carpet.

Does Carpet Court remove existing floor coverings?
In most cases we can remove and dispose of your existing floor coverings ahead of your new flooring is installed – this is done for a minimal cost. When you are ready to go ahead with your new flooring let your local Carpet Court staff member know and they can provide a quote for you. Otherwise, you can of course do this yourself or organise for this to be done ahead of your new flooring installation.

How important is underlay?
The manufacturers of underlay produce a range of qualities, all of which will be adequate under your new carpet. At Kairos Upholstery we sell a wide range of underlays, all of which are very well-respected brands.

Can I keep my existing underlay?
It is recommended that you change your underlay when you replace your carpet. Underlay wears as the carpet wears, leaving it with the wear patterns of the old carpet.

Can I install my carpet flooring?
As a trustworthy retailer of carpet flooring, we strongly advise against DIY carpet installation unless you have prior experience as a carpet installer. In addition to the requirement of a great deal of experience, you’ll need special tools that are not only expensive but that cannot be used for anything other than carpet installation. If you purchase them, you will have already spent more than it would have cost to hire a professional installation team. So, we advise the latter. You won’t regret it.

What do I do with leftover flooring from my installation?
An additional amount of product is always added to your order (often in the trade this is called ‘wastage’). From this, your installer has enough product to complete the job without too much ‘patchwork’ required. It also means that your installer isn’t caught short, leaving them unable to complete the job. Placing further orders for the same flooring (in the case of carpet) may mean you receive a product from across different production batches. This may result in colour variations across your project, which is not ideal. You may be left with a few good size pieces of carpet which our stores can organise to be bound and made into mats (these work great at entranceways or on top of new carpet in front of fireplaces for extra protection). For hard flooring or sheet vinyl (commonly called ‘lino’) installations, saving a few extra planks or pieces of flooring somewhere safe and dry, will allow you to perform any ‘patch’ repairs on damaged areas of flooring in the future. Finding an exact match later down the track will be tricky. We do not accept returns on any product that is leftover from an installation.

Is carpet padding really necessary?
We understand that many homeowners try to save a bit on the budget by leaving out the underpadding, but we strongly suggest that you don’t do that. This padding not only acts as another layer of insulation and noise reduction, but it’s extremely important for the longevity of your carpet floors. For instance, without it, your floors can experience excessive wear and balding and can decrease the overall lifespan of your floors.

Why is my newly installed carpet shedding?
New carpets usually have loose fibres or fluff from the manufacturing process. When vacuuming your carpet, you may find your hoover bag filled with lint or fibres. This does not mean that your carpet is damaged. It will also not affect the lustre appearance of your new carpet. The shedding will gradually disappear.

What can I do to maintain my new carpet?
Hoover your carpet frequently to ensure that your carpet is fully conditioned and maintains its durability. It’s a good practice to hoover high-traffic areas daily. Also, you should advise your family members and guests to wipe their feet or remove their shoes before entering the house.

What areas do you cover?
We offer our services in all the areas of Gauteng including but not limited to – AlbertonBedfordviewBlue HillsBryanstonEagle CanyonEdenvaleElardus ParkFarie GlenFourwaysGarsfontein, GreenstoneHartbeespoortHoughtonHyde ParkJohannesburgKempton ParkLanseriaLone HillMelroseMidrandNorthcliffParktownPretoriaRandburgRosebankSandtonSaxonwold and Waterval City

What are other services do you offer?
In addition to mattress cleaning, we offer the following service – carpet cleaningupholstery cleaningrugs cleaning , rugs repairing , furniture re-pholstery and carpet repairing

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