The Do’s & Don’t of Installing Flooring

Since we have been installing flooring in homes for over 25 years, we know the ins and outs of any installation process. Whether you are installing carpet, hardwood, laminate, luxury vinyl or ceramic tile, check out these do’s and don’ts of installing flooring you need to know.

Do Consider Your Budget

Before you pick any flooring, you need to find one that falls within your budget. When talking to your salesperson, mention your budget from the get-go, so they only show samples within your range. Luckily, there are loads of options for you to choose from that have different styles, designs, colors and textures.

Don’t Forget About Your Lifestyle

The type of lifestyle you live also plays a part in the best type of flooring in your home. Are you constantly moving around in your home? Are you rarely there? Do you have pets? Do you plan on having children? These are questions you need to consider when looking at how you live. Once you understand your activity levels, then you can choose the best flooring for your house.

Do Think About the People Living in the Space

If you are not the only person living in the house, you have to think about them as well when choosing flooring. Consider what their needs are and what their foot traffic is like. For example, if you have a disabled person or children living with you, you need more durable floors that can handle scratches, scuffs, and accidental spills. You can give us a call and explain your situation, and we can provide you with a detailed list of what would work best in your home.

Don’t Forget to Move Furniture Out

Moving out furniture seems like a no-brainer, but you will be surprised by the number of people who forget this step. Before adding new floors to a room, you have to clear out the space. All furniture and decorations touching the floor needs removal. If you are not sure what to do with your items during the installation process, check out this guide here.

Do Consider Your Environment

Did you know that your environment plays a role in how well your flooring will adjust to your home? Some types of flooring cannot handle specific climates. For example, hardwood floors and laminate do not do well in areas that are moist, wet or humid. The moisture can cause it to contract and swell. Before picking out flooring, check out this guide that gives a breakdown of the best flooring in each environment.

Don’t Forget to Work with A Flooring Installer

While you can install any flooring on your own, we highly recommend against it. Some installation methods require extensive knowledge and the proper equipment to get it done. Installing on your own also leaves you open to more mistakes and mishaps. And what happens when you make more mistakes? You spend more time and money to correct them. Nip everything in the bud the right way the first time by working with a skilled team of flooring experts like our team at Valor Home Services. We have been installing floors in homes in Belleville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville and the surrounding areas for over 25 years. If you are ready to have a stress-free flooring experience and better communication, then call us right away.