Are you searching for carpet tool rentals? Then United Rentals has the options you need if you're looking to begin installation projects for flooring. We offer carpet water extractors and other carpet installation tools for residential or commercial carpet jobs. Whether you plan on installing carpet in your home, office or both, we have the equipment to help make your job easier. We carry carpet water extractors — perfect for drying wet carpet — carpet padding and carpet glue. Before starting a carpet installation project, the top recommended tools to get are a carpet knife (utility knife), tack strip cutter, hand stapler, knee kicker, wall trimmer, power stretcher, measuring tape, seam roller, seaming iron and a hammer. If you're unsure which carpet installation tool to use for your project, our experts can help. We have a wide selection of carpet installation tools for rent so that you can find the perfect fit for your needs.
Learn more about our carpet installation equipment in our FAQ section below.
Carpet installation is an in-depth process that tends to require many different tools. Depending on prior experience and knowledge, every tool may not be necessary. However, some suggested materials include tack strips, knee-pads, a knee kicker, chalk line, a tape measurer, a utility knife, duct tape, seaming tape, a seaming iron, a power stretcher and a carpet roller. Installing on different types of surfaces may require additional tools (e.g., a staple gun for wood subfloor installations). Consult a specialist for guidance if you’re uncertain about what to use or how to do the installation.
There are several tools that you can use to remove carpet. Typically, you need goggles, knee-pads, gloves and masks or other appropriate PPE; a heavy-duty utility knife; a screwdriver; a hammer; a pair of pliers; and a crowbar. You may also need a shop vacuum, broom and trash bags for cleanup.
Most carpet is considered recyclable. It may also be general garbage; however, in many cities, because there’s usually such a large amount, it cannot be picked up as trash on your typical trash day. In this case, it has to be disposed of at a bulk site. Contact your local recycling center for proper pick-up or delivery if recycling.