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Are you ready to get your new floor installed? It may seem like a no-brainer, but there are a lot of little things you need to do to make sure the process goes smoothly and nothing’s damaged.
Depending on what type of floor you have and where you have it installed, the process can get messy and grimy.
Not only do you need to protect your walls or other surfaces, but you also need to prepare your stuff.
Make sure this process goes as smoothly as possible by doing a little preparation ahead of time. Here’s what you should know about preparing for flooring installation.
Assess Your Flooring Needs
If you’re ready for great ideas for basements, consider first the room’s size, foot traffic, and existing flooring, if any. Measure the length and width of the room for the amount of square footage needed for the flooring to estimate costs.
Consider whether any door frames, molding, or other features will need to be removed or built up to accommodate the new floors. If the new flooring is harder than the existing surface, a subfloor may be necessary. The choice of flooring material and finish should reflect your lifestyle and budget.
Research options in terms of hardwood, engineered wood, vinyl, tile, and carpeting to determine what best suits your needs. Determine any additional materials that may be necessary to complete the installation, such as trim, adhesive, and glue.
Remove Furniture and Carpet/Tiles/Laminate
Remove all furniture that is not connected to the walls, such as dining sets, dressers, and sofas. Rug pads and existing carpets should be pulled up and disposed of. Any existing tile should be grouted, scraped, and vacuumed.
To prepare for the installation of laminate flooring, all underlayments should be removed and replaced with the new flooring material. If you are installing carpet tiles, the subfloor must first be vacuumed to remove dirt, debris, and particles that may interfere with the flooring’s adhesion.
Selecting the Right Flooring
There are various factors to consider when selecting the right flooring such as cost, durability, style, and maintenance requirements. Flooring comes in many types such as laminate, hardwood, tile, vinyl, and carpet.
Before selecting flooring, research each type and understand its benefits. Consider the overall look of the room and how you want the flooring to complement your existing décor.
Once you’ve decided on the flooring for your home, take the necessary steps to prepare for installation. Measure and cut the flooring to fit and arrange a day and time for the installation to occur.
Ensuring Successful Flooring Installation
Installing flooring is an exciting and rewarding project. After following these steps, the rest of the process will be much easier and more enjoyable. Get started with the process today to have beautiful and long-lasting new flooring!
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