The key to a good flooring installation is to prepare well in advance for the floor installation. If the subfloor is not properly surveyed or the preparation is rushed, this may lead to major problems in the installation process and cause delays. Preparing well includes proper and thorough removal of the old, existing flooring.
You should also remove any baseboards in the room that is getting new flooring while removing the shoe molding that protects the seam between the baseboards and the room’s flooring. This will help to give a clean and polished look to the room where you are planning to install the flooring.
Depending on whether there is any moisture, mold, or cracks in the previous flooring, you may have to do more cleaning and removal work. The result should be a smooth, solid, and sound floor base that is easy to work with and install the new flooring on.
Before installing the flooring, you should acclimatize the flooring material to an ambient temperature. This means keeping the flooring material dry and warm for two to three days before installation.
This is important as you want the flooring to be stable and acclimatized to the temperature and humidity while preventing any cracks or shrinkage in the flooring material. A properly acclimatized flooring material is also easier to work with and safer. It will be more pliable, reduce any potential health issues, and the chances of incorrect installation.
Another installation tip is to correctly plan the flooring before you begin the installation process. Work out the size of your flooring product, and accurately measure the dimensions of your walls, while checking where your flooring will finish at all sides. By accurately measuring where your flooring will finish, you can ensure good-sized cuts on all sides and a straight finish.
If you fail to plan well, this may have repercussions on the installation process as you may be left with gaps in tiles, small sections or flooring overlapping with the sidewalls, or even flooring going off at an awkward angle. By ensuring that your measurements are correct, and double-checking them, you will help make the installation process smooth and efficient.
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