Installing new engineered hardwood flooring is a large undertaking and can take anywhere from several hours to a few days, depending on the amount of work required. While it's common for homeowners to hire professionals to ensure that their flooring is installed efficiently, many save money by doing the preparation themselves. If you’re feeling ambitious, here are a few things to consider when prepping your home for engineered hardwood installation in Edmonton.
Preparing for Engineered Hardwood Installation
If installers are due to arrive shortly, perhaps you’re looking at the amount of work ahead of you and wondering what you have gotten yourself into. Viewing the whole preparation is daunting, so consider breaking it down into easy steps:
Removing doors is simple and will only take a few minutes – all you’ll need is a hammer and a nail or screwdriver. Close and latch the door and simply tap the hinge pins. To avoid damaging your trim, use your fingers to remove loosened pins instead of hammering them all the way out. Move the doors outside of the work area and stack neatly with blankets in-between.
Cut through the dried paint along the edge of the wall and the baseboard with an xacto knife. Locate nails and use a prybar– keep the prybar as close to the nail as possible to avoid damaging your drywall. Loosen the baseboards in sections before removing from the wall altogether.
Designate a Location for the Installer to Place Their Equipment
Installers will need an open location to cut the engineered hardwood floorboards and plywood subfloor. To make the process as safe and efficient as possible, ensure that workers have a covered place to work that is free of clutter. Ideally, the location will be close to your home’s entrance.
Prepare Your Home and Family
If you work from home, have young children, or own pets, keep in mind that engineered hardwood Edmonton installation can be noisy and can take a while to ensure a professional job. Displaced furniture and appliances can disrupt your day, so ensure to make proper accommodations for things like meal preparation or a safe location for children or pets away from the saws and noise.
Contact us at Flooring Superstores Edmonton today if you have any questions about engineered hardwood flooring installation or preparation. Our experienced and knowledgeable flooring experts will be happy to provide any further information!