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5 Steps to Prepare for New Flooring Installation

January 11, 2023

You’ve chosen your dream flooring, and now the time is fast approaching for it to be installed! While our installation experts have your new floors covered, we understand living in a home where new floors are being installed can be overwhelming. Below are some steps you’ll want to take to make the process as smooth as possible on installation day.

1. Moving Furniture

When discussing the installation, be sure to clarify who will move the furniture in the room. This will help avoid any day-of confusion. If the installers do not move the furniture, you are responsible for rearranging it before installation day arrives. This includes disconnecting all appliances and electronics. If you are having our installers move furniture for you, be sure to remove all breakables and knick-knacks from the room where the installation will take place.

2. Move Anything Breakable

While our certified installers will take care of your home during your professional installation, we do ask that you clear the room of anything that could possibly break during the process. Pictures, shelving, televisions — all are potential targets for getting accidentally knocked down. 

3. Set up Gas and Electric Appliance Disconnections

If you’re getting new floors installed in the kitchen, you will need to disconnect any appliances in the room in order to install flooring beneath them. Gas appliances can be tricky, so make sure that you have arranged for them to be safely and temporarily cut off prior to floor installation.

4. Keep Your Furry Friends Safe

On the day of installation, you will have the installers in and out of your home while they put your new floors together. This can be stressful and even dangerous for your furry companions. Not to mention, this provides opportunities for them to escape. Plan ahead to keep them in one room or ask a friend to pet sit so they can be far from the commotion.

5. Clear Out Any Storage Spaces in the Room

It can be easy to forget about your closets and pantries while daydreaming about the final look your new floors will offer your space. Avoid this oversight by removing clothes, organizers, shoes, food, or anything else stored away in these tiny rooms that pose a major obstacle for installers.

Pro tip: Provide your installers with a designated work space. A lot of material is included in installing new floors, and your installers would be appreciative of any room to prepare and store tools, flooring, and the old flooring they will be removing. A work zone could be your garage or even a clear space in the driveway.

Your installation experts will help make the process as smooth and as painless as possible, but it is important to make sure that you are doing your part as well. Keep this checklist with you during installation prep to make sure you are ready for the floors of your dreams to be installed in your home!

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