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Flooring / September 10, 2021
Having new flooring installed in your home can be hectic, but adequate preparations can save time, money, and help the process go smoothly. The flooring installation process involves a lot of equipment and machinery, so you should thoroughly clean and prep your home before the contractors arrive. Whether you are having carpet, hardwood, vinyl, or laminate installed, there are certain steps you can take to ensure the installation process goes off without a hitch.
The first step is assessing your existing carpet or hardwood condition and choosing the new type of flooring you want.
Set a budget before you choose your materials and resist the temptation to go over that number.
Preparing for a flooring installation requires measuring each room separately and adding their totals together to ensure you order the proper number of materials. You should always order extra materials for trimming purposes or to have extra materials on hand for use in the future. Draw a rough draft of the rooms you are measuring and write down the measurement totals as you go. Follow these basic steps to ensure you get precise measurements:
While most flooring contractors will perform their own measurements, it is best to calculate your own measurements beforehand to determine your budget and make sure you are getting a fair price.
To ensure the finished product is smooth and flat, you should remove old flooring before the new material is installed. Removing old flooring that has been glued to the subflooring materials can be a difficult task. You first need to scrape off the first layer of flooring and remove the adhesive from the subfloor. You can often complete this step with a flooring edger or a floor buffer.
Removing flooring that has not been glued to the subfloor is easier, but it still takes a systematic approach. Cut a strip out of one section of flooring with a circular saw so you can easily remove the other areas. You should remove nails on hardwood floors individually to avoid cracking the boards.
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