Five Things to Prepare Before You Install the Flooring at Home
The flooring in your house may be the last thing that will attract your eyes, yet it is the most vital part that allows you to walk around comfortably. Besides, although the impact of flooring to the building’s aesthetics is not apparent, the precision, quality, and types of the materials for your house’s flooring do determine how classy and stylish your home is. Wood flooring gives a warm and gentle atmosphere, while concrete stone slabs and ceramic tiles bring intricacy and sophistication to your house.
However, in this article, we’ll specifically discuss things that you must prepare before the flooring installation.
Allocate Extra Budget
When you remodel your house and decide to get new flooring, you have to think of the chances of discovering new problems along the way. For instance, your subfloors might be too damaged to be used as a base for your new floors. And in that case, like it or not, you will need to spend more money on fixing the subfloors. Another scenario is that you may want the new floors to be installed in some rooms that are not in your plan. You have to prepare at least 20% more money from your cost estimation.
Consult a Professional
First, consult your flooring installation contractor. And please note that we do not recommend you to make some do-it-yourself attempts unless you are ready to spend extra budgets for another repair and reinstallation. Flooring installation requires a high degree of precision and skill. If you make mistakes, you may end up with tilted and uneven floors.
Find a Place to Move Your Things
This tip applies to house owners who remodel/renovate their house. In many cases, people tend to think that they do not need to move their things somewhere outside of the house during flooring installation, which, of course, ends up ruining the whole process and disrupting the workers.
Please consider renting a warehouse. It is a quick solution that will also allow you to manage and organize your things better than still keeping them around the house.
Keep Your Pet Away from the Installation
Floor installation is a loud and messy process, and it can make your pet anxious and stressed. There will be noises from cutting machines, hammering, and footsteps. Therefore, to avoid unwanted things to happen and speed up the installation, it would be better if you put your furry friend in a pet care service.
Schedule a Cleanup
As stated before, a flooring installation is a messy process. There will dust, cut remainings, and stains (if it involves varnishing-like treatments). You cannot expect to get your house ready for occupancy right after the installation. Hence, call a house cleaning service to take care of the mess. Besides, if you think of doing the cleaning by yourself, the chances are that you’ll get exhausted since the dust from tile cutting is persistent and difficult to remove.