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Three Ways to Reduce the Stress of Your Wood Flooring Installation

Installing a new floor in your home is always a somewhat disruptive and stressful process. Anything that necessitates strangers coming into your home, making a lot of noise and disrupting your routine, is bound to be that way. It's simply unavoidable. However, when it comes to the stress of a wood flooring installation, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure.

So, About Floors n' More thought it would be nice to help out by offering this quick list of three things you can do to prepare for your installation, to help you keep from pulling your hair out later.

1. Bust the Dust!

Most flooring installers will take steps to mitigate the spread of dust from the work area, but these steps are rarely sufficient to keep it all properly contained. Luckily, there is an inexpensive and effective step you can take to help keep that dust from getting all over your house.

Simply seal off all doorways to rooms adjacent to the work site with a bit of tape and a plastic sheet. This will go a long way toward keeping the dust out of places you might not expect to find it.

2. Make Sure Your Subfloor is in Order

Depending upon the terms of your service contract, this may or may not be a problem for you. So, the first thing you need to do is figure out whether or not preparation of the subfloor is included in your contract or not.

If it is, then you shouldn't have to worry. However, if it is not, you will definitely want to make sure to get it taken care of by either preparing it yourself if you have the expertise, hiring someone to prepare it for you, or renegotiating the terms of your contract so that it is included. This one is a biggie.

3. Control The Chaos

Well, more like guide the chaos. No matter how professional your crew, the process of a wood flooring installation is bound to seem chaotic from the point of view of the home-owner. One great way to help steer the disruption, is to prepare a convenient outdoor work-space for your crew.

This area should have access to an outdoor outlet, would ideally be covered, and be close to an entrance to the home for easy access to the work area. This will help cut down on the noise and spread of dust, and make the process go just a little more smoothly for everyone.

These three simple things can go a long way toward easing the stress of your install. If you happen to be in the market for a new wood floor, whether it's hardwood flooring or engineered hardwood, About Floors n' More would love for you to stop in at our showroom in Jacksonville, FL to have a look around and chat with our friendly staff of flooring experts. We have all the expertise and selection you need to get the floor you want at a price that won't break the bank.