Installing the perfect flooring for every area of the house is as important as choosing the correct wall color or the right furniture for the house. If you are renovating or constructing a new house or office, then you are already aware of the various types of options that are available in the market with regards to flooring and everything else.
Choosing the suitable flooring can take up a lot of time as one should keep in mind the overall theme and the color scheme of the area before finalizing everything. But once you make your selection, all you need to worry about it installing your flooring.
A lot of people choose to get their flooring installed professionally, but if you are doing it by yourself, then there are a few tips you must keep in mind before starting the installation process. These are general tips that need to be kept in mind for whichever flooring you are installing right from laminate flooring to vinyl flooring to hardwood flooring.
Remove Dust. A lot of floors require a clean surface which is dust-free before they can be installed. For instance, if you are planning to install carpeting in the room, then you must ensure that it is dust free or else the flooring will attract all the dust and it will become difficult to install. The best way to ensure dust doesn’t enter the room is by sealing it, not just by closing the door but using plastic and masking tape.
Remove Doors. While installing the flooring, doors can become a major hindrance and may also get scratched while in the process. It is best to remove the door before the installation begins. Just wrap it around in a blanket and once the installation is done, reattach the door safely back in place.
Reinstalling Baseboard. One of the easiest ways to get your flooring under a baseboard is by removing the baseboard and reinstalling it once the flooring is in place. You can also use this opportunity to change your baseboard.
Door Trim. A more difficult thing to do than removing the baseboard is to remove the door trim so that the flooring can be installed properly. A lot of floor installers do not focus on the door trim but if you want the room to look just right, you must be concerned about the door trim and reinstall it once the flooring is in place.
Prepare the Sub-Floor. If your sub-floor has imperfections and isn’t level, you must correct these flaws before installing any new flooring. You must ensure that your sub-floor is completely dry before installing the flooring as well.
Prepare Outdoor Cutting Area. The flooring is required to be cut so that it can fit the room perfectly. Prepare an area outside the house where this work can be done to reduce the mess made inside.
Installation is a tedious process in itself but it can be made easier if one takes care of these techniques.