Professional Flooring Installation
At the time of your purchase, we will handle the details of arranging the installation of your flooring. Our professional staff will visit your home to measure your floors.
We will determine exactly how much flooring you will need to buy and in most cases, will determine the layout in the room.
Among other considerations, we will decide where to place seams, how to match patterns and how to minimize waste.
From there, our professional mechanic will be scheduled. The following guidelines will give you a good idea of standard practices.
Who moves the furniture?
Although most mechanics will move furnishings from the room, you should remove all breakable items such as vases, lamps, collectibles and dishes before the mechanic arrives. You should detach wiring from televisions, VCRs, stereos and computers. You should also clear desktops, tabletops and bookshelves.
Will they move our piano?
The cost of removal of furniture is often limited to those items that two men can easily handle. An additional fee for large, cumbersome items, including pianos and over-sized furniture may be charged.
What if my doors no longer close?
Some doors may need trimming to accommodate the thickness of your new flooring. There will be an additional charge to have this done.
What about moldings?
It may be necessary to remove moldings and reattach them during installation. Because some moldings, particularly quarter round, are fragile, breakage could occur. If it does, you will be responsible for replacing them. Scratches or nicks to baseboards are also a possibility, and you will be responsible for the touchups.
Will mechanics move my water heater?
Professional mechanics aren’t typically skilled in plumbing or electrical work. They will move appliances from the room to install your flooring under or around them, but they do not typically disconnect or reconnect gas, water, or direct-wired appliances.
What about the bedrooms?
All sheets, blankets, and spreads should be removed from beds before the installers arrive. All items from the tops of dressers and from closet floors should also be cleared.
What if the sub-flooring is damaged?
All floor coverings need to be installed over a structurally sound and properly installed sub-floor. Any wood that has been damaged by insects, water or other factors should be repaired prior to new flooring installation. Any unlevel concrete sub-floor issues will also need to be addressed.
Do I have to remove my existing flooring?
The removal and disposal of existing flooring is an additional fee. We do recycle padding.
Do I need to supply anything?
Mechanics provide the know-how, the equipment and the muscle; you provide the power. Mechanics will need to use your power for their electrical tools, and they will typically use such areas as porches or patios to store equipment.
Other Installation Tips:
Either the night before or the morning of your installation, vacuum the old flooring to minimize the airborne dust and particles that removing it will cause.
Page Updated: 04/30/2020