Preparing for Installation

What to Do to Prepare Your Home for a Flooring Installation

Thanks to Empire Flooring’s reliable installation, you can have new flooring installed the Next Day* after purchase. Whether you choose carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, or even bamboo or cork, having professional installation can be incredibly helpful. Rather than buying or renting expensive installation equipment, worrying about the installation or ending up with a sub-par finished product, professional installation services through Empire Flooring can give you peace of mind on the day of installation and for years into the future. While professional installers will deliver the flooring, use their own equipment, install the flooring and even clean up afterwards, there are a few things that you can do to better prepare. Here are the top things you’ll want to do to get your home ready for a flooring installation.

Understand What Is Being Installed and in What Room

It is important to fully understand what type of flooring is being installed, what it will look like and in which room it will be installed. Even professional installers may need to confirm with you about the exact area or color, and you will need to be sure about this information. Make sure that you can properly direct installers to the appropriate room. Since Empire Flooring can pick a specific two-hour window for arrival, it should not be difficult to be there. However, if you can’t make it, there will need to be one adult at home who can confirm the installation.

Keep Children and Pets Away From the Installation Areas

Not only can pets and children make it difficult for professional installers to get their work done efficiently, but it can also be dangerous for everyone involved. If you have children or pets at home during the installation process, do your best to keep them in an area as far from the action as possible. This will lead to a faster and safer flooring installation in your home.

Remove Furniture from the Installation Area

In some cases, it can be arranged in advance to have installers move furniture. However, many homeowners opt to handle this on their own. Ideally, you will have all the furniture and small items out of the room that needs to have flooring installed. Make sure that boxes or furniture aren’t blocking hallways or pathways that will be needed during installation.

Remove Fragile Items on Walls and in the Installation Area

Wall hangings, art and fragile collectibles should be removed and kept in a safe place during installation. When delivering heavy items and using installation equipment, damage can occur to these smaller and more fragile items. By removing them from hallways and installation rooms, you can keep them safe and not worry about breakage.

By taking into consideration these steps before flooring is delivered and installed professionally in your home, you can speed up the process and ensure that it is as safe and hassle-free as possible.

*CARPET & FLOORING: Next Day Installation on in-stock styles only. In select areas, Next Day Installation may not be available every day. Floor preparation may add to installation time.