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Q. How To Prepare For Flooring Installation?

An old adage states that “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” and this certainly holds true for flooring installation and other home projects as well. Whether you have professional installers to handle the job or plan to do the installation yourself, proper preparation will help ensure beautiful finished results. Use these guidelines to help your flooring installation turn out the way you always dreamed about- flawless and fabulous. Here are some flooring-specific tips on how to prepare your home for installation:

Preparing for Flooring Installation: You certainly don’t want to cut corners when preparing for your new flooring to be installed. If anything, you will need to pay extra attention to detail beforehand. In addition to moving furniture, you will need to remove all fragile items such as vases, lamps, collectables and heirlooms. Detach and store wiring from TVs, speaker sound systems and computers as well as clear all desktops, tabletops, bookshelves, tops of dressers and closet floors. It’s also a good idea to remove all sheets, blankets and bedspreads from beds. Lastly, vacuum the old carpet or clean hard surface flooring thoroughly before your installers arrive. This will minimize airborne dust and particles. If you’re installing hardwood flooring, laminate flooring or vinyl flooring, you will need to plan for the flooring to be delivered to your home 48 hours in advance so the floors can acclimate to space. Follow the temperature and humidity guidelines recommended for your hard surface flooring as well to ensure the best results.

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