Buying new flooring for your home is exciting and you probably wanted to invest long ago or it’s part of a larger home renovation project. Flooring laying takes a lot of time and effort. We know that can be a daunting project, but it’s important to take the time to lay the flooring before the installation date.
No matter how much time and effort you spend, things can go wrong without proper planning. When planning a floor installation, you can do it smoothly without hitting the road.
Read ahead to get your house ready for the installation of new flooring-
- Other Remodelling Models Must be Completed
If you have a new floor in your home, you probably have other refurbishment projects in mind as well. It may seem like a small first step, but it’s important to make sure that all other remodeling projects, such as repairs and painting, are completed before the floor laying date.
Laying a new floor should be the last step in renovating your home.
- Clear Your Room
This is the most basic procedure to do before laying flooring in a room. First, you need to completely remove furniture and other items. That way, the contractor doesn’t have to wait or spend extra time cleaning up the room before installing it.
Make sure you cover all the outlets, not just clean up the furniture. It is also important to turn off the power, water, and gas systems. This prevents the possibility of leaks, electric shocks, and pipe rupture. In addition, some companies may charge an additional fee to vacate a room and if so, you will be able to save some money.
- Assign a Work Zone
Most floor layers require a designated work area to prepare and store materials outside the area where the new floor will be installed. To ensure smooth work and reduced downtime, it is best to select and clear the work area before the flooring date. If you have the space, you can turn your garage into a work area, but an empty driveway is also a great work area. The plumber only needs an area large enough to resize the material and keep the tool away from the new floor.
- Protect Other Spaces in House
Flooring can generate a lot of dust and dirt. If you leave the other room open, this dust can easily spread. Keep other rooms closed and cover other furniture and valuables. Some contractors may offer free clean-up after installation, while others may charge or not offer at all. This makes cleaning easier by protecting other rooms and furniture from dust.
- Expect the unexpected
Careful execution of all these steps is important, but preparing for unforeseen circumstances can be the most important step you can take in preparing for a floor installation. All projects are unique, so once the installer starts the installation, you will need to make additional preparations at home.
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