Whether you’re installing your own flooring or you’ve decided to partner with a professional flooring installer, a flooring installation can be a big project. It requires a certain amount of preparation. Doing a few things to get your home, and your family, ready for installation time can do a lot to help the project go smoother, no matter how much flooring is being installed. Here are a few things you can do to get ready.
Know What You’re Responsible For
There are several steps involved in a flooring installation. Talk to your installer and make sure you know what services they will perform. Will they clear the area? What about the old flooring? Will you need to rent a dumpster? Make sure you know all of the details so you know what to expect once the installation begins.
Store Your Stuff
Whether the installation is in one room or an entire level of your home, you will need to make sure your things are not in the way. Furniture, appliances, and everything in closets could potentially be covered in the dust that is involved in a flooring installation. If you have the space available, just move these things elsewhere in your home. If not, you can always just rent a mobile storage unit and the company can just park it in your driveway.
Don’t Forget Your Pets
Your pets are going to be curious about all of the new people in their home. They may even be frightened or defensive. Your best bet for your pets may be to ask a friend or relative to care for them during your flooring installation. If no one is available, you can board them.
Think About the Installers
Also, you should consider what your installation team will need. Be sure there will be someone at home to let them in, or have a key made so they can come and go as needed. Show them to a restroom they can use, where your circuit breaker is, and where your outlets are. If you have any special rules in your home, make sure those are clearly known as well.
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.
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