Now that you’ve chosen the perfect hardwood product for your room, the next step will be to install them and we at Naffco Flooring and Interiors are here to ensure that your floors are done properly and beautifully and also to guide you every step of the way.
Hardwood installation can be a lengthy and noisy process and having a good understanding of what to expect can help you properly prepare for the installation and eliminate any surprises.
The process begins with our installer coming to your home to measure and inspect your space to determine how much materials will be needed and to give you an overall estimate. Feel free to ask any questions concerning the installation process, we are always happy to answer any questions you might have.
We will require you to clear out the room before the installers arrive. This is essential to make the process faster and to protect your items from any damages that may occur during the installation. And if you’re remodeling other parts of your house, we advise that they should be completed before the hardwood installation is scheduled.
Also, note that your hardwood might need to be acclimated before it can be used. This means that it will have to sit in an unused room for a few days for it to adjust to your home’s temperature. This is a crucial step but in some cases, it is not always necessary. Our team will inform you if this will be done beforehand.
After all due processes have been followed and all your questions answered, our team will begin the installation process. This process involves a lot of noise and loud power tools so for safety and convenience, it’s advised that all members of the household vacate the area that is being worked on.
The installation usually takes anywhere between a few hours to a few days but regardless of our estimations, there is always the possibility of unforeseen problems, so we advise that you make sure you build an extra few days into your timetable. Our team will remain communicative with you throughout the entire process.
After Installation, our team will remove any work-related debris. We advise that as you move your furniture back into the room, it will be a good idea to put rubber pads on the bottom of any furniture that will come in direct contact with your laminate floor to minimize scratches or dents.
Please note that Hardwood is susceptible to something called “Seasonal gapping.” What this means is that you may notice gaps that appear and disappear on your hardwood as the season changes. And this is more notable in homes with propane heating systems. But this is a normal condition and it does not mean that something is wrong with your hardwood.
Ready to begin your Hardwood installation process? You can get started right now by simply filling out our contact form and telling us about your needs and we’ll get back to you right away.