Installing the perfect flooring for every area of the home is just as important as choosing the right wall color or the right furniture for the home. If you are renovating or building a new home or office, then you already know about the different types of options available in the market regarding flooring and everything in between.
Choosing the right flooring can be time consuming as the overall theme and color scheme of an area needs to be considered before everything is finished. But once you make your choice, all you have to worry about is the installation of your flooring.
Many people choose to have their floors installed professionally, but if you do it yourself, there are a few tips to keep in mind before beginning the installation process. Here are the general tips to keep in mind for any flooring you install, from laminate to vinyl to hardwood flooring.
Dust removal. Many floors require a clean, dust-free surface before they can be installed. For example, if you plan to install a carpet in the room, you need to make sure that it is dust-free or else the floor will attract all the dust and it will be difficult to install. The best way to ensure that dust doesn’t get into a room is to seal it off, not just by closing the door, but with plastic tape and a mask.
Remove the doors. When installing non toxic flooring, doors can become a big obstacle and can get scratched during the process. It is best to remove the door before starting the installation. Just wrap it in a blanket and once the installation is complete, put the door securely back in place.
Reinstall the board. One of the easiest ways to place flooring under the skirting board is to remove the skirting board and reinstall it once the flooring is in place. You can also take this opportunity to change your socket.
Cut out door. One of the hardest things than removing the shingles is removing the door trim so the flooring can be installed properly. Not many floor repairers focus on trimming the door, but if you want the room to look good, you need to worry about the door trim and reinstall once the flooring is in place.
Subsoil equipment. If your basement has defects and is not level, you should correct these defects before installing new flooring. You also need to make sure the subfloor is completely dry before installing the flooring.
Prepare the outside cutting area. The floors need to be cut to fit the room perfectly. Create an outdoor area where this work can be done to reduce clutter indoors.