Make sure you know who’s removing your existing flooring. If you wish, the installer will do it. If not, you should make arrangements to have it removed. Next, decide in advance if you want to take on the responsibility or if you want the installer to handle it. Either way, be sure to remove all fragile items from the room. You'll then need to measure door clearances before you have your hardwood installed. If the new floor is thicker than your existing floor, door bottoms may rub. Plan in advance to have someone shave or saw the correct amount off the bottom of each door so it does not drag. Finally, if you’re planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it’s best to do it before your hardwood is installed. Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.
DURING & AFTER INSTALLATION
First, we'll evaluate your floor and subfloor construction and determine whether to remove your existing flooring. We'll also make sure your subfloor is in good shape for hardwood installation. We'll then conduct moisture testing to make sure your hardwood won't cup, buckle, or gap once installed.
Finally comes the installation itself. Using the proper equipment, your installer will nail or glue boards in place, working from multiple cartons to create visual consistency. You can trust that we'll get the job done in a timely, professional manner.