The big day is here. You shopped through all of the amazing species of hardwood at Roberts Carpet & Fine Floors and found the styles that will give your home incredible rustic charm and unparalleled durability. Then you worked with our expert installation team to pick a day to install your high-quality, natural floors and today’s the day. Thankfully, we reviewed our hardwood installation checklist together beforehand and there are no surprises. Not only will your hardwood planks be installed professionally and correctly, you will not stress at all. It pays to be prepared as a homeowner, and now your home is ready for magnificent hardwood floors.
As the calendar moves closer to installation day, we will need to review with you the large objects like furniture that will need to be removed from the rooms that are getting new hardwood. Please make note of any items that require special care and consideration when they are moved. Also, you will need to empty the cabinets, drawers, and closets of these pieces of furniture before they are moved. These prep steps save both time and hassle for a smooth installation.
We will also discuss with you how to dispose of your old floor covering once it is removed. Let’s develop a plan beforehand for this waste and the waste produced from installing the new hardwood. Nobody wants to be stuck with this pile so let’s clear up the clean-up plans from the start. To be on the safe side, we will remove doors that may not clear the installed floor and be ready to shave down doors to ensure clearance. Let’s also check the manufacturer’s instructions and set your heat or air conditioning to the preferred level of indoor humidity. All of these considerations minimize surprises, prevent stress, and ensure optimal hardwood installation conditions.
When it’s actually time to install, you will need to be close by during this process. Our installation team will want to check in with you from time to time and you may need to answer questions. This way we are all on the same accord in regards to which hardwood goes where if you have multiple varieties going down. Unfortunately, each installation presents unique circumstances that make it difficult to predict the total time it will take to finish the job. We ask for your patience and flexibility during your hardwood installation. Going through the process thoroughly will produce the best, long-lasting results that improve the value of your home.
We want your family as safe as possible, so they will need to avoid the work area completely during installation. This goes double for curious, friendly pets that we love, but can be harmed from tools as they are being used. When the hardwood installation is near complete, let’s walk through and review the details together. This will provide a great opportunity for you to ask questions and feel completely satisfied. Now it’s time to give the rooms with new hardwood adequate airflow by opening windows and running fans to create a breeze. This will help dissipate the occasional odors, dust, and even sawdust that can be produced from installing new hardwood floors.
It’s widely understood that hardwood installation requires greater precision, focus, and more time than the installation of other flooring types. That’s why we not only stress careful planning and prep but also that you hire professionals to handle the job. Some flooring products will offer DIY capability, but if you do not have experience installing hardwood floors- you should leave it to the pros! We were honored to help select the hardwood styles that you cherish and we would be honored to handle your installation needs from start to finish. Our goal at Roberts Carpet & Fine Floors is to make sure that you love your hardwood floors for decades to come.