Whether you're undergoing a whole-home makeover or just updating different aspects of it over time, you're probably considering replacing the flooring. There are many options to choose from these days, from carpet to hardwood to tile to luxury vinyl (or traditional vinyl) flooring. Regardless of which option you select, you'll want to make sure the installation process is efficient and problem-free. Here are 3 flooring installation tips to consider:
1. Before your installer comes to replace your flooring, there are a few things you can do to make the project easier. While removing the furniture from the room, take out anything hanging on the walls and any items that are easily breakable. Remove any appliances, if necessary, and consider removing any doors or other features in the room. If you're unable to remove all the necessary items, your installer will do it for you, including large appliances. He or she will also remove the baseboard trim work and the old flooring.
2. Different types of flooring have different installation needs. Some use glue or grout, while others lock together or have a peel-off backing. Luxury vinyl, for example, must acclimate to the home's environment for at least 2-3 days.
3. If you're installing any flooring product by yourself, be sure to read and understand all the instructions. Measure very carefully before ordering the flooring product you've selected, and include an extra amount for overage. If any mistakes are made, you want to ensure you have enough flooring to complete the project. Allow the bond to set firmly for at least 6-8 hours before replacing trim and appliances.
Family Flooring America is a flooring specialty store located in St. Charles. As part of a larger retail group, it offers 500-store nationwide buying power for competitive prices and the best warranties in the industry. For more information about flooring installation, please contact:
Family Flooring America
2015 Dean Street,
Saint Charles, IL 60174