Here is your carpet FAQ

Choosing a carpet that's perfect for your home can take some time, as not all carpeting is created equally. But we also know you have questions about the process, and we're ready to answer many of them in today's carpet FAQ. Read along for essential answers, and feel free to contact or visit us when you're ready to get started on your remodel.

Frequently asked questions about carpet

Can I install my carpet?
The answer is always that we recommend only professional installation with carpet. This is because many unique tools are necessary for the best results, and our technicians are thoroughly trained and experienced in this all-important service.

Is it necessary to purchase an underpadding?
Underpadding is a necessity for your new carpeting, even if you’ve picked the thickest, plushest materials. Underpadding not only adds comfort and luxury underfoot, but it helps your carpet to wear evenly and hinders the possibility of premature wear, bunching, and balding, especially over time.

Is it normal for my flooring to shed after installation?
Yes, carpets will shed for a while after installation. This is primarily the result of cut-pile styles in which all the bits of extra fiber were not adequately removed after manufacturing, before rolling. Continue to vacuum as necessary, and the shedding will eventually stop.

Visit us for carpet and all the services

As a reputable carpet store in Minneapolis, MN, Lakeside Floor Covering takes pride in offering you the materials and services you need to create the best possible flooring for your home. We offer services to communities like Minneapolis, MN, Saint Paul, MN, Fridley, MN, Blaine, MN, and Shoreview, MN, all from our showroom in Minneapolis, MN. We look forward to providing your best carpeting and carpet installation as well, so be sure to visit us whenever you’re in the area.