So, you are looking to install new flooring! Congrats! Remodeling your home is an exciting endeavor and the right flooring can really change the look and feel of any home.
Ultimately you want the luxury flooring of your dreams installed without any fuss, but when it comes to flooring, there’s a lot to consider. Here are the top things you need to know before getting new flooring installed in your home.
Finding the right residential flooring contractor shouldn’t hold you back from improving your home and having a good experience while doing it. Here are some tips to help you find a trustworthy and reputable residential flooring contractor that will set you up for a good installation.
When selecting a contractor, here are some questions to ask:
Imagine your home with new flooring. It’s fresh, it looks beautiful, and you feel good about it. You make a point to show off your new floors to every guest who comes over—and they always love them! But you keep asking yourself “What flooring products should I choose?”
The process of choosing new luxury flooring can seem overwhelming at times because there are so many different styles, materials, and colors available today. At Preferred Flooring & Tile in Raleigh North Carolina, we help simplify this process for you by taking the guesswork out of finding what is best for each individual situation.
As an experienced residential/commercial remodeling contractor we offer free consultations as well as design services tailored specifically to each client’s unique needs.
If you need help taking the stress out of your home remodeling project, think about choosing a contractor that can help guide you in the design process and find the right luxury flooring products for you.
Once you have found the right contractor and the right luxury flooring products for your home renovation, it is time to consider what you need to do before scheduling your installation:
Make sure you and your flooring contractor are on the same page about the work that will need to be done to your moldings or baseboards. In most installations, Baseboard moldings will be left in place. Installers will work with the molding, but should not be responsible for breakage. In some cases, door casings may need to be cut to accommodate your new flooring
Talk to your contractor and ask if the size of your door casings is too short for the new product going into your home. Arrangements will need to be made by a carpenter to extend or replace the door casings to fit properly.
If any wires, phone lines, or internet cables could be in the way of your new flooring installation, it is important to mention this to your contractor. If there is a need for rewiring or repositioning important cables your contract will most likely recommend that you contact a professional electrician for any sensitive type of wiring or cabling.
Discuss with your installer whether you will need to remove hinged doors and replace them after your new flooring is installed. If your new flooring is thicker than your old flooring, your doors will need to be trimmed for proper clearance. In this instance, ask for the doors to be left off their hinges so you or a hired carpenter can trim the doors.
Now you are prepping for the day your new luxury flooring gets installed. Here are some of the things you will need to do before your installers arrive:
Hopefully, on flooring installation day you are giddy with excitement, but there are a few things to make sure you are ready for:
Depending on the project, more things may be required of you as the homeowner. Make sure to talk with your contractor about what they expect you to be responsible for before installing your new floor, on the day of installation, and after they leave you with your beautiful new floors.
Installing a new floor for your home remodel is exciting, it changes the look and feel of your home. Whether you already have your installation scheduled or you are still searching for the right flooring style, it is good to know what is involved with a new floor installation.
We recommend you start considering now what you need to do to plan for installation and minimize disruptions for you and your installation team. Utilize our easy-to-use Homeowner’s Flooring Installation Prep Checklist to guide you in your preparation for installation day.
We hope that these tips have helped you make sense of the process of having new luxury flooring installed in your home. There are many factors to consider when making a decision about what type of flooring will be right for your home, so it’s important that you take time out to research all options before deciding on any particular type or brand. When it comes time to get started with installation day, be sure to follow our tips above and everything should go smoothly!
Still unsure about what to expect when you get new flooring installed in your home? Bring in the experts from Preferred Flooring & Tile. Visit our design center, located in Raleigh, North Carolina and you’ll find a helpful team ready to answer your questions and guide you toward the best installation experience. Contact us now to learn more.