Carpet replacement - how long should I allow?

I need to replace the carpet in one of my rooms, and figure that I might as well replace the carpet in my other two upstairs rooms (a master bedroom and two smaller rooms, presumably meant to be kids’ bedrooms) as well. I will have it professionally done. How much time (in terms of days) should I set aside for this? I’d hate to have them start, and then explain to me, “Sorry, but we can’t finish the master bedroom today; you’ll have to sleep somewhere else.”

I would think the installation crew could get you to some sorta time schedule. Barring, of course accidents or removal problems.
Ask a bunch of questions of the guy in charge before you agree to a block of time.

I’d go as much as 3 days, in my mind as to how long I’d set aside.

I can only offer my own experience. I had carpet replaced throughout my home a few years ago. This included 3 bedrooms, 4 closets (including one walk-in), a family room and a living room. They completed the entire job in less than a day. Good work, too.

Hope this helps.

Yeah, carpet replacement is quick. The only problem that they might find is that the tack strips need replacement, and they should be able to do that as part of the installation as well. They should be able to get it all done in a single day, and even if they don’t, they won’t leave any rooms unusable.

Unless of course they roll up the old carpet to find old, chipped, asbestos tiles under it, then you’re screwed.

Just happened to Son-of-a-wrek. They bought carpeting for the LV and hall.
The installation crew found mold and mildew underneath.
So now he’s into abatement and reflooring the whole house.
Might be 2 weeks before the mold and mildew people get there, and get done. Then the flooring folks will come in.

You just never know what will happen if you haven’t looked under there.

It’s easy enough to just roll back the old carpet in a few places and look.

That’s what I’d do.

3 weeks and for two weeks they’ll have to shut the water off. For some reason, whenever any work gets done in my house, they have to shut the water off. Replace a hook in a closet? Water off.

The installers were amazing. They moved furniture around and carpeted 2 bedrooms, office and closets.

I was amazed my Desk never left the room. They moved it to different areas while carpeting.

All in one day.

It’s never simple around this house either. Something always happens.
But I attract bizarre occurrences.

It’s that Indian burial ground/portal to hell I built on. And maybe bad karma.:face_with_hand_over_mouth:

I have to admit water turn-off is ‘different’ for carpet installation.

I may exaggerate somewhat for effect.

“Can you give me a quote on making a garden bed?”
“OK, but we’ll have to turn the water off two weeks after we arrive do do a 5 minute quote, and stay off for another two weeks after we leave.”

I was envisioning under floor hot water heating or 'water carpet’:blush:
Hey! Now I want that!

As one painter said when he removed some old panelling in my bedroom and discovered a light socket that was still live:

“ ‘Renovations’. Latin word meaning ‘Surprise!’ “

I used to work in flooring sales (as my friend said, just below used car salesman!) and while I forget the exact number, as I recall it was hundreds of square feet per day for one installer in a bare room. The longest and hardest part is kicking and stretching the carpet to the tack strips. Typically sized bedrooms will probably take a few hours each at most.

IIRC, the installers got paid by the square foot, so naturally a journeyman installer would work quicker and do a better job.

A good company and/or installer will offer to come back and restretch the carpet if necessary. Installers that didn’t do a good/proper job the first time didn’t last long!

With asbestos tile, if the tile is intact and the tack strips are okay, there’s no problem. The installers can remove the tack strips because it creates dust when it’s pulled.

We used to tell customers, “We can carpet or tile over asbestos tiles if it’s intact, but have to decline or stop if it’s cracked or peeling. We can’t do the removal, but you can!”.

While some states and communities prohibit the removal of asbestos flooring, many areas do permit homeowners to do so. The safest removal option is to have an asbestos remediation contractor remove the old tiles at a cost of between $6 and $10 per square foot, depending on where you live, the condition of the tiles, and whether local regulations require extra steps to protect the rest of the house.

DIY removal is cheaper because no labor costs are involved. You’ll pay $3 to $5 per asbestos disposal bag, which is recommended for safe disposal. A single 15-gallon poly-bag, designed for asbestos disposal, will hold approximately 20 square feet of demolished floor tile and associated debris. You may also have to pay a hazardous waste disposal fee, which ranges from $35 to $75 or more, depending on the facility.