Six tips before installing flooring
Posted On May 9, 2021
Installing the perfect flooring for each 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 the various types of options that are 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 the area needs to be considered before finalizing everything. But once you make your selection, all you need to worry about is your flooring installation.
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. These are general tips to keep in mind for whatever flooring you are installing, from laminate flooring to vinyl flooring to wood flooring.
Dust off. Many floors require a clean, dust-free surface before they can be installed. For example, if you plan to install rugs in the room, you need to make sure that there is no dust, or else the floor will attract all the dust and it will be difficult to install. The best way to make sure dust doesn’t get into the room is to seal it off, not just by closing the door, but with plastic and duct tape.
Remove the doors. When installing the flooring, the doors can become a major obstacle and can also be scratched during the process. It is best to remove the door before installation begins. Just wrap it in a blanket and once the installation is complete, put the door securely back in place.
Reinstalling the motherboard. One of the easiest ways to get your flooring under a skirting board is by removing the skirting board and reinstalling it once the flooring is in place. You can also take this opportunity to change your motherboard.
Covering the doors. Something more difficult to do than removing the skirting board is removing the edge of the door so the flooring can be installed properly. Many flooring installers don’t focus on the edge of the door, but if you want the room to look good, you need to worry about the edge of the door and reinstall it once the flooring is in place.
Prepare the subfloor. If your subfloor has imperfections and is not level, you must correct these defects before installing any new flooring. You should also make sure your subfloor is completely dry before installing the flooring.
Prepare the mowing area outdoors. It is necessary to cut the floor so that it fits perfectly into the room. Prepare an area outside the home where this work can be done to reduce clutter inside.
Installation is a tedious process in itself, but it can be easier if one takes care of these techniques.