Pre-Installation Checklist

Hopkins Carpet One Pre-Installation Checklist

Getting new carpet or flooring is exciting! We know you are ready to get it installed so you can arrange your furniture and enjoy the new look in your home. However, there are several things to remember when getting new flooring. At Hopkins Carpet One, we have compiled some checklists to provide the information you need. We want to make sure you are familiar with the installation process, how to care for your new flooring, how to keep it under warranty and more. Be sure you follow these pre-installation checklists to get the most from your new carpet or flooring!


Carpet is a fiber like clothing. It must be cleaned and maintained to keep it looking good. All manufacturers require carpet to be professionally cleaned every 12-18 months. Depending on your selection, you may need to clean your carpet more often. Make sure you refer to your manufacturer’s warranty guide for specific cleaning and maintenance requirements for your carpet.

For more information about your carpet installation, including how to prepare, what to expect once your carpet is installed and more, click on the link below.

Carpet Pre-Installation Checklist

Hardwood, Cork & Marmoleum

Hardwood floors provide a warm and inviting touch to any home. Real wood (solid or engineered) has a variety of textures, grains, tones and colors that display the natural beauty of the product. With wood flooring, the temperature and humidity in your home is important. Changes in moisture can affect your wood floors, causing cupping, gapping or checking.

Read the full pre-installation guide for hardwood, cork and marmoleum to know what to expect and how to keep your wood floors looking great for years to come!

Hardwood Pre-Installation Checklist


Laminate flooring brings the best of both worlds together for customers who want the natural look of wood with a minimal amount of maintenance. Although not solid wood, laminate still requires care when installing and should be acclimated to the temperature and humidity of the room where it will be installed.

Learn more about preparing your space for laminate flooring, how to prevent scratches and dents, and more!

Laminate Pre-Installation Checklist


Offered in sheets, tiles and planks, today’s vinyl floors offer superior styles with easy maintenance. Vinyl tiles and planks are designed to have a real “tile” or “wood” appearance, so there will be lines and minor gaps between pieces. There is also groutable vinyl, which requires extra time for the grout to cure (typically 72 hours). If laying sheet vinyl, you may notice some bubbles after installation. These should dissipate within 24 hours.

There are many options with vinyl flooring. Make sure you are aware of how your vinyl will be installed, how to prepare for installation and what to expect after installation.

Vinyl Pre-Installation Checklist

Hopkins Carpet One for Flooring Installation

At Hopkins Carpet One, we want you to be fully satisfied with your new flooring! By knowing what to expect before, during and after installation, you’ll be informed of the process and the best way to keep your carpet or flooring in great shape for years to come! If you have any questions about flooring installation, give us a call at 952-933-8944 or contact us.