INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION

You’re more than welcome to buy our floors and install yourself, but just in case you need a little help, we offer installation services in nearly every market.  We work with trained floor installation experts who have installed thousands of floors.  They know all the tricks of the trade and can finish most residential installations in a day or two.  Our crews work hard and fast to get your job completed so you can start enjoying those beautiful new floors. 

Considering DIY?

Each of our products offer simple click installation.  For you DIYers, installing these floors yourself is certainly possible.  However, while it sounds simple to just “click-in” the floors, it can be frustrating and difficult and includes several steps that can make the process more challenging than you would think.

Step 1: Moving Furniture

Before you can remove and replace your old floors, your space needs to be cleared of furniture and belongings.  This can be dangerous for you and the furniture.  Our experienced flooring professionals do this everyday and can save you time and heartbreak by knowing exactly how to strategically shift and protect furniture to complete your job.

Step 2: Removal of Old Flooring

Sounds easy.  “I’ll just tear up my old floors and throw them in the trash”. Unfortunately, it’s anything but easy.  Under your carpet are tack strips and thousands of tiny sharp staples holding down the padding.  Once you rip out the carpet and pad, you then have to pull out these staples one by one.  Trust me.  It’s no picnic.  If you get really unlucky, your previous flooring is tiled with mortar or glued to the subfloor.  These require special tools, some serious muscle power and probably a few jugs of water.  You might want to leave that to the pros.

Step 3: Haul Away

Disposing of old flooring materials can also be a pain.  Unless you can just toss it into a dumpster, you’ll need a trailer or large truck, and even that could necessitate several trips to the local dump.

Step 4: Flooring Prep

Ok, you’re probably exhausted from demo and haul away, but now it’s time to prepare the floors for installation.  If your subfloor or foundation is in perfect shape, this is no big deal, but we often see imperfections, uneven surfaces, or worse yet, wood rot that requires an experienced flooring professional to diagnose and troubleshoot.  

Step 5: Installation

Installation seems pretty straightforward and some parts of it are easy.  When you’re clicking in a straight run in the middle of the room, it’s not too bad. Where installation gets challenging is along walls, doorways and other obstacles.  Installing the flooring means a ton of cuts, lots of measuring, and the occasional moment of creative inspiration to overcome an unexpected impediment.  An experienced installer can make the difference between a perfect job and a job that ends up looking like it was DIY.  Oh, and don’t forget the quarter round.

Step 6: Moving Furniture Back

We made it….almost.  We’ve got our floors installed but now it’s time to put all the furniture back in place.  But be careful, we don’t want to mess up the brand new floors!  Our installers can get your furniture back in place and if we mess it up, we’ll have to fix it, not you.  There’s nothing worse than “dropping” the ball at this point in the process.