Home Remodel: Carpet Questions
Hey folks, we did a bathroom remodel that was recently completed. During the demo, we found mold and the carpet on the surrounding stairs/hallway/bedroom was removed. The carpet was original to the home (built in '79), so we haven't had the experience of new carpet until now.
We chose to carpet the stairs and bedroom due to cost, but "splurged" on laminate for the adjoining hallway. The laminate is great and we are now picking out runners.
However, for the carpeted areas, the smell is pretty overwhelming (particularly the poorly ventilated bedroom). I was wondering if this smell will go away any time soon? Besides open windows and fans, is there anything else we can do? Is it a sign of something off, or is it just the smell of the manufacturing process?
I also stabbed myself in the foot a few times stepping on the areas of carpet that have tack strips underneath. Does this end as it gets more foot traffic? Should I try to mash down the nails while wearing boots or something?