Here are a few ways of preparing for professional flooring installation!
Regardless of type, flooring installation is a specialized skill. Beyond merely laying down the new flooring, professionals can address any issues with the subflooring that, if left alone, could cause problems for years to come.
There are a few things to keep on your radar before your flooring installation so that the process will be as seamless as possible.
This article will outline what types of flooring Revere Construction and Roofing (RCR) specializes in, steps you can take to prepare for installation, and potential issues flooring installation professionals might encounter.
Flooring installation experts at RCR have years of experience with the following types of flooring:
We take care of the entire flooring installation process, including measurement, material selection, installation, and clean up.
Hardwood installation is more expensive than most standard flooring types because of increased material cost and more significant installation time.
DIY flooring installation prep
There is a large amount of overlap between preparation for the varying types of flooring.
The first thing to consider is prepping the room for the flooring installation. Moving the furniture and appliances yourself before the professionals arrive will allow the installation team to get right to work with your flooring installation. Clearing the room could also add additional costs—talk to your flooring professional about your options.
There’s also a chance the installation could knock down anything hanging on the walls; take these down to be safe.
A few optional preparation steps, though not necessary, are:
- Remove hanging clothes from closets where new flooring installation will occur
- Strip bed linens from mattresses
- Unplug and disconnect larger appliances
- Detach and store wires from electronics
- Remove small items from tables and bookshelves
Carpet removal prep
If the room where flooring installation will occur has carpet, vacuum the area before your chosen professionals arrive. This step minimizes the chance of airborne particles and dust kicking up from the older carpet.
Professional flooring installation prep
You don’t need to do anything for the following installation considerations that professionals take care of, but you should be aware of potential snags.
Sometimes, closets and doors have trouble clearing the height of the new flooring. In this instance, professionals can modify these doors or new ones purchased. This issue is usually discovered during initial measurements.
Any floor where new flooring installation takes place must be level. Your flooring professionals will take care of this, but it might increase the project’s cost. Related but similar is if the subflooring has rotten wood. Addressing this is identical to leveling and could cause a delay in installation times.
Choosing your flooring installation company
Keep experience in mind when you’re searching for a flooring installation company. There’s no substitute for encountering and successfully navigating countless flooring situations! When a company has been around for years, there’s a good chance they’ve done your type of installation before, and, in the event something out of the ordinary occurs, they will have the knowledge required for remedying the situation.
Also, look at the range of flooring installation options offered. A company with a wide range of expertise can help navigate many situations, giving you peace of mind regardless of the flooring type.
Another promising area for research is their customer reviews. What do past clients say about their services? Are they pleased with the experience?
Lastly, talk to your flooring professional and imagine working with them. Are they knowledgeable, friendly, forthcoming? At RCR, we offer free estimates. This offering gives our professionals and clients a chance to interact with each other, laying the foundation for a successful relationship.
Flooring installation in Atlanta, GA
Getting new floors in your home is an exciting time, offering the chance for a fresh start to an old space. Professional installation ensures this process goes by as smoothly as possible, so you can enjoy your new flooring for years to come.
Understanding what you can do before the installation date to help the process will provide you with an idea of what you can expect. You have the option of including the prep work in your overall installation, but depending on the service, it might cost you time, money, or both.
Give Revere Construction a call or reach out via our contact page if you are in Atlanta, Georgia, or the surrounding area and are interested in new floors! Our team of specialists will schedule a time for your free estimate and get you on the road to new, fabulous floors!