A few months ago, the developer of Lowes’ carpet installer, Craig M. Scott, started a thread on Hacker News, and within two hours, thousands of comments were pouring in.
They were overwhelmingly supportive of the installation process and in favor of the product.
The idea of a carpet installer that’s so quick, simple, and intuitive was a hit with many.
Scott’s post on the thread was the most-watched post on Lowes, attracting more than 2.5 million views, and garnered more than 600 comments from readers.
While Scott’s installation was a success, the installation instructions aren’t as user-friendly as he initially hoped.
A few months after the thread went live, Lowes announced the carpet installer would be available to download as a free download starting in the first quarter of 2019.
We’ve got a few changes planned for the installer over the next few weeks, so check back for updates on the project.
It’s not a complete walkthrough.
There are a few additional steps in the installer to help with troubleshooting issues.
If you’re not comfortable with the installer, you can also follow Scott’s steps to download the installer from the GitHub repository.
Lowes says the installation will be available in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2020, and in Canada in the third quarter of 2021.
When should you install the Lowe carpet installer on Ubuntu?
As Scott pointed out, the installer is just one part of the suite of Loweste products.
Scott says he’s looking forward to seeing how users respond to the installation.
If you have a question about the installation or have concerns, please contact Lowes.
Highlighted below are a selection of the most popular comments on Scott’s thread:Hi Craig, thanks for the feedback on the installer.
I’ll be working with you to make it even better for everyone.
It’s great that the installer has been released.
I appreciate the support and the interest in it.
-John, Toronto, ONA great idea, Craig.
The installer was quick and simple to install.
I have some issues that I think are important to fix.
This is the way I would recommend using the Lowestes carpet install.
-Morten, Montreal, QCThis is a great idea.
The Lowes installer is easy to use and will save you a lot of time.
-Scott, Edmonton, ABThe installer was super easy to install, quick and easy to troubleshoot.
I am glad Lowes are supporting it and making it available to everyone.
-Mark, Seattle, WAI really like the Lower carpet installer.
Its easy to setup, fast, and a great option for people who have issues with the Lowers products.
-Kris, New York, NYThank you for the quick reply.
I really appreciate the comments.
I hope you have enjoyed the Lowery installation.
-Tina, Edmonton , ABThis is great news!
The installer worked like a charm, with no issues.
I would definitely recommend Lowes to anyone who needs a carpet installation.
Thanks again for your time.
This may be the best carpet installer I have ever used.
-Jill, London, UKThanks Craig, I really like this installer.
It was very easy to get started.
I recommend the Lowere carpet install as well.
-Sue, San Francisco, CAHi Craig!
Thanks for your prompt response.
I’m very happy with the install.
It looks and feels very nice, even on my desktop.
It is a little more difficult to setup than the Low er carpet install, but I’m not complaining.
I can’t wait to use the low er install!
-Laurie, Seattle , WAHi Craig.
I love your installation and it looks awesome.
I just recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 and the Low e carpet installer works great.
-Katie, Portland, ORI love your Lowery install.
Its quick and the installer worked well.
I will definitely be using your Lower carpets when I move to Ubuntu.
Thanks for all your help.
-Linda, Minneapolis, MNHi Craig – the Lowier carpet install is really quick and very easy.
It does a good job of making the installation as painless as possible.
-Robert, Austin, TXHi Craig it has been great to hear from you!
I am very happy that Lower has been making carpet installers available to the community.
It has made the Lowerer carpet installer even more user friendly.
Thanks to you, Lowers customers are happy and the installation is a joy.
-Jeffrey, St. Paul, MNI have installed a carpet install and am very pleased with the way it has turned out.
It took a bit of time, but once it was in place, the carpet install was a breeze and the install went smoother than I expected. -Mike