Preparation is the best way to ensure a smooth and successful hardwood flooring installation. Of course, you’ll want to consult with your Interior Images flooring specialist for complete instructions, but here are a few things you’ll want to plan for in advance:
Hardwood flooring requires a flat, clean surface for proper installation. To get the area for your new flooring ready, you might need to remove your existing flooring. This process will be different for different types of existing flooring, and there may be extra work involved if your previous flooring is glued down or set in tile adhesive.
Calling in a pro for this work is a good idea, since a professional hardwood specialist will have all the necessary tools and knowledge to do the job right and decide when the flooring surface is ready. A pro may also be able to assist with the disposal of your old flooring.
All the furniture will need to be removed from the rooms where your new hardwood is to be installed. A professional moving and storage company can be a big help at this point, especially for large or heavy items or items requiring special care.
A professional moving team can have a whole house ready for new floors in as little as a day. This will minimize the amount of time you have to live without your furniture at each end of the job.
You will also want to take down photos or other wall hangings that can be damaged accidentally during the installation of your hardwood flooring.