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Flooring Installation Process

Floors serve as the foundation for your home and help make it a comfortable place to live. However, installing new flooring can be an overwhelming task. That's where we come in. Our team of professionals will help you choose the right floor for your home and guide you through each step of the installation process:

Step 1. Choose your flooring

You've finished doing your research and are now ready to pick a flooring option. Before you start shopping, consider the following:

  • Your lifestyle. Think about how much use the room will receive and whether there will be a lot of foot traffic (kids, pets) or heavy objects that could damage delicate flooring materials (such as rugs). If there will be frequent activity in the space, choose a durable material that can stand up to abuse—and make sure it's easy to clean!

  • The room's purpose. Is this an area with high visibility? You may want to consider using an elegant tile pattern instead of a low-cost laminate option if you want it to look luxurious and feel expensive. If it will serve as an entertainment space for large gatherings of people or parties, consider choosing soft carpeting or resilient hardwood planks.

  • Space dimensions/layout/functionality issues: Do you have odd dimensions between rooms? Do certain areas not have enough outlets for lighting fixtures or electrical accessories like lamps and TVs? Are there doorway thresholds that limit access around doorways but aren't easily fixed by adding baseboards (like in many older homes)? These factors all play into how well suited certain types of flooring materials will be for your specific situation—which can vary from one person’s home layout to another’s depending on size restrictions, whether walls need cutting down due to doorways being too small for standard door frames (as mentioned above), etc..

Step 2. Measure and prepare the room

In this step, you need to measure the room and prepare it for installation. You’ll need to remove anything that might be in your way — furniture, appliances, etc. — and make sure the room is clean before you begin. Make sure your floors are even and level so that your flooring is going to lay flat once installed.

Step 3. Prepare subfloor

The third step in the flooring installation process is to prepare the subfloor. The subfloor should be level, clean and free of debris.

  • Remove any old flooring that you may currently have in place on your subfloor, as well as any nails or other sharp objects that may puncture your new carpet or hardwood planks.

  • Check for gaps between the wall and your subfloor (if applicable), and fill those gaps with a piece of plywood before installing a new floor covering. You should also check underneath staircases to ensure there are no open spaces where water can collect during rainstorms, which can lead to mold growth and rotting wood over time.

Step 4. Install underlayment

Underlayment is a special type of foam that provides additional insulation and soundproofing. It's installed between the subfloor and the flooring.

Step 5. Time to lay down the flooring

To be sure you're laying the flooring evenly, use a level to check for flatness. If your floor has a slope, you'll need to cut the new flooring down with a saw in certain areas so it can be installed without an obvious slope.

If you have carpet or hardwood, use a chalk line to mark out where each row of boards will go. This helps ensure that each row is perfectly straight and that there aren't any gaps between boards that would make it difficult for moisture to escape from underneath them.

It's also important that you install your new flooring in a way that makes it easy to cut and trim later on if necessary—this ensures that nothing gets damaged while being removed from its packaging or shipping container (such as corners getting broken off).

Step 6. Clean up and inspect

Clean up all debris. Don't forget to clean up after yourself and put your tools away. It's important to leave the site of your project in a neat, organized state so it doesn't attract critters or build up mold.

Our team of professionals will help you choose the right floor for your home and guide you through each step of the installation process.

When you spend time with us, there are some things you can be sure of:

  • We will help you choose the right flooring for your home and guide you through each step of the installation process.

  • If a problem arises, we'll be there to fix it.

  • Your home will be left clean and free from debris after we're done installing your new flooring!

So there you have it, a brief summary of the installation process. As you can see, it’s not an easy task, but with the right team and equipment, it can be done quickly and effectively. Our team of professionals will help you choose the right floor for your home and guide you through each step of the installation process.

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