Congratulations! You’ve decided on beautiful new flooring for your home. Now it’s time to prepare for your installation. You’re probably excited about their new flooring, but not sure about preparing for installation? No problem.
Before the installation date, there are a few things to keep in mind and a few things you can do to help make your installation go as smoothly as possible. Remember, installers are the professional craftsman and it benefits their work to have the area prepped prior to their arrival. To make things easier on you, your household, and the installers, we’ve put together to checklist of things you can do to get ready for your hardwood, carpet or other flooring installation.
New Flooring, What do I have to prepare?
To ensure a smooth and worry-free flooring installation process, Whether for hardwood, tile, laminate, or carpet, the following steps are essential to take before installation day:
• Disconnect and remove any electronics (TVs, computers, stereos, fridge, freezer, etc.)
• Clear off tops of dressers, tables, etc.
• Remove furniture and/or appliances in the area where new flooring is installed
• Remember to clear off floors in closets too
• Remove valuables
• Removing Wall Hangings and Curtains: If there are any hangings or curtains within three feet of ground level, they need to be removed or pulled back. Curtains and wall hangings can get damaged during installation.
• Remove breakables such as dishes, china, and glassware from freestanding furniture that workers will have to walk past
• Move children and pets to an unaffected area of your home: Flooring installation makes the rooms that are being worked on uninhabitable, which means you will need proper preparation for pet-sitting or childcare.
• Take time off if necessary. A homeowner will need to be present during the installation.
• Have Waste Removal Ready: Some waste will be produced during flooring installation. Make sure your garbage bins have room for some ends and ends.
• Be sure to ask any questions you have during the walk-through to ensure the job is completed to your satisfaction.
Old Flooring Removal for New Flooring Installation
Although you may be trying to save money on your installation, it is important to prepare only by moving your possessions. Do not remove the old flooring yourself. If your building is old or certain glues were used, you may unwittingly expose others to harmful materials. Asbestos can be stirred up with unsafe flooring removal. Let professionals handle your floor removal.