What to Expect During Your Flooring Installation

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At Bigelow Flooring, we understand that updating your home’s flooring is a significant investment. You want the process to be as smooth and stress-free as possible. That’s why we’ve outlined everything you need to know about the seamless installation process that our team at Bigelow Flooring promises to deliver. From preparation steps to what happens during installation, we’re here to guide you through every stage. Let’s ensure your flooring upgrade is a smooth and enjoyable experience for both you and your family.

Tips to Prepare for Your Flooring Installation

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Before our installers arrive, there are several essential steps you can take to prepare for the installation and ensure your home and belongings are protected:

  • Ensure there’s ample room in your driveway for our team’s vehicles, so there is a clear pathway for carrying in and out materials.
  • If desired, cover your furniture with plastic or fabric sheets to protect it during the installation.
  • If furniture removal is part of your contract, ensure smaller items and breakables are moved beforehand. If this service is not included, please remove all furniture from the installation area prior to our team arriving on-site.
  • If our team will be removing furniture and other items, ensure to provide instructions and required tools for their disassembly.
  • Remove large pictures and decorative items from the walls in the installation area.
  • Empty closet floors and ensure there’s nothing under furniture that needs to be moved.
  • Store away bedding, sheets, pillows, etc.
  • Unplug electronics and home entertainment wiring.
  • For condo or apartment dwellers, ensure accessibility for parking, elevators, and service entrances.

What Our Flooring Pros Recommend Considering for the Installation Phase

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During the installation process, keep the following considerations in mind:

  • Communicate with your installation team about your specific flooring alignment preferences when they arrive at your home.
  • Please ensure that your old flooring is removed to our standards to ensure your project can be successfully completed on time. Contact us for guidance if needed, we’re always happy to help.
  • Ensure paint or spackling is dry before installation begins.
  • Provide access to electricity and water for our installers.
  • Inform our team of any home security systems or wiring near door jams.
  • It’s important to maintain optimal temperatures and humidity levels for wood flooring, in addition to adequate lighting in the installation area. Ideal temperatures are between 16 and 26 degrees Celsius, and the ideal humidity for wood flooring is between 35% and 55%.
  • Keep pets and small children away from the installation area.
  • Our team does their best to plan your project. Sometimes underlying issues are discovered during the installation process that require additional work and costs. If this is the case, our team will communicate with you right away to discuss the issues and the options for moving forward.
  • Our team tries to minimize product waste however, due to the unique requirements of each project, there may be some product leftover. We will remove all waste, and If you’d like to keep any of the extra product, let us know.
  • Proactive communication is key! Notify us immediately if you have questions or if you’re unsatisfied with any aspect of the installation so we can address it.

A Few Last Considerations Now That Your Beautiful New Floors Are Installed

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Take in your beautiful new floors! Our team will ensure that you are fully satisfied with the installation. Here are a few additional items to consider now that your project is complete:

  • If you have any questions or concerns once your project is wrapped up, please let our team know before they leave your home. We want to ensure you are completely satisfied and have all your questions answered.
  • Our team does their best to keep your project site tidy & clean. We also find that most homeowners prefer to set aside some time to clean any residual dust or disruption from the installation. Consider planning a cleanup for the following day or arranging for a cleaner to assist you.

At Bigelow Flooring, we prioritize transparency, communication, and providing a seamless experience for you throughout the flooring installation process. Following these guidelines and keeping open lines of communication with our team helps ensure a successful flooring upgrade for your home. Contact us today to discuss your upcoming flooring project!

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