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How to Prepare Your Home for a New Floor


Tips on how to prepare your house for new flooring, from removing carpets to prepping the pets.

Flooring is an important part of a home’s appeal, but it’s also one of your most costly investments. Whether you’re replacing a worn-out floor or laying down brand new laminate or hardwoods, it’s important to make sure you have everything checked and double-checked before you start to work.


Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your new flooring:

Planning Your New Flooring

You need to plan your new flooring with a full understanding of your space and what will go in it. Consider where in your home is having the flooring replaced and what furniture will need to be moved during installation.

Preparing Your Home

It's important to thoroughly sweep and vacuum the area you’ll be installing your new flooring. You also want to make sure that any furniture and objects in the area are moved to another part of the home.

Preparing the Area

-Vacuum and sweep the floor: Remove Anything on the Floor

-Remove all items from the floor. This includes furniture, rugs, and any other things that may be on it.

-Clear the Area: Clear the area of anything that may be in the way.

Protect Furniture: Place furniture on its side or upside down to protect them from dust and debris.

Protect Carpeted Areas: If there are any carpeted areas, place a tarp and heavy furniture pads (or boards) to protect them from dust and debris.

Prepare your pets

If you have any pets, make sure to take them out on a walk and keep their litter box clean so they won’t track dirt through the new flooring.


Do you have questions about planning for new flooring in your home? Call our All-Star team at Norman's in Stuttgart!

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