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Preparing your home for a new flooring project may seem like a lot of work, but if you make the right preparations, the process can be as smooth sailing as your new floor!
Installing a new floor may require a lot of work, but if you are wondering how to prepare for any floor installation in your home, here are some simple things to bear in mind.
Find Out if the New Floor Is Going To Raise the Height
This is something that we don't always consider, but a floor can potentially cause a few adjustments to the room. For example, it could force you to adjust the door, remove baseboards, and alter the trim. One of the best ways to ensure you are starting with a solid foundation is by leveling the floor. Many floor leveling services ensure that you have a smooth surface, but this will also guarantee the floor can stay compact. Floors can be deceptively thick, and we may not necessarily think that the floor is going to add much height, but you are the one that walks on the floor every single day. So if it starts to feel weird, floor leveling could be an option for you.
Prepare for Waste Disposal
If you are getting experts to install your flooring, you will need to give them adequate space to prepare their flooring materials. Flooring specialists come with a lot of materials, so if you want them to get in and do the job quickly, you're going to need to give them the space to do their job and dispose of the waste material. You need to make sure that your garbage disposal can hold the waste and there aren't any problems come garbage collection day. Many contractors usually remove their own waste, but it doesn't hurt to help the process along!
Close Off the Other Rooms
Flooring installation can be a very messy process, so you should close rooms that are not being worked on to protect them from dust. It's important to remember that dust can easily get underneath doors so you should mask them with masking tape. Sawdust is one of those things that can be found for months after the installation, so make sure that you do everything you can to contain the mess.
Keeping the Pets Safe
If you have a dog or a cat, they can be very sneaky critters, especially when there's a lot of work going on. Amid the chaos of installing a new floor, with contractors coming in and out, doors can be left open and the pets can escape. Keeping the pet in an enclosure where they cannot get out is going to give you peace of mind. It's also important to remember that any dust can be harmful to your pet. Taking them out to the garden or removing them from the property for the duration of the job can give you some peace of mind.
A new floor is always something that does wonders for your property. And before you start lusting over its contemporary look, you have to make sure you have the foundations in place.
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