What To Do Before Having Your New Flooring Installed


Having a new flooring installed is both nerve wracking and exciting. Questions such as ‘how will it look?’ and ‘have we made the right colour choice?, as well as anticipation of how the new flooring will complete your room.

Before having new flooring installed in your home, however, several essential steps should be taken to ensure a successful and stress-free installation process. These preparations can help you avoid costly mistakes and ensure that your new flooring looks and functions as intended.

First of all, before the excitement of having a new floor sets in, there are a few steps.
1. Select the right flooring. We help and guide you, however the final decision is always yours. The type of flooring you choose should best suit your needs, style preferences, and of course budget. Consider factors like durability, maintenance requirements, and the room’s purpose.
2. Floor Factory always measure the area accurately beforehand. We confirm where you’d like the flooring laid, and any other details which are pertinent to the final measurements, such as alcoves and steps. We also check the condition of your existing subfloor where possible, as any issues, such as unevenness or damage, need to be addressed before installation.
3. Before you place your order, you may wish to visit our showroom for a final time to consider finishing touches such as premium door bars and profiles, along with finalising any specific details you’d like us to include in your installation, such as laying patterns or border design.

Once all these have been arranged, your flooring is ordered and the installation date is booked. Before having the flooring installed, however, there are a few more steps.
Prepare your room4. Remove Furniture and Obstacles. Clearing the room of all furniture and obstacles, allows our installers to work efficiently and ensures they can reach all areas without hindrance.
Let us know about large items that can’t be removed, such as fridge freezers, so we can factor that into the installation timings and plan accordingly to minimise disruptions.

5. Remove your old flooring. This is also a good time to get any floorboards repaired or replaced (make sure to give yourself enough time to get this sorted!) Removing carpets also gives better access to skirting boards, so if you’re planning to decorate, this is a really good time to get the paintbrushes out!
6. Some flooring materials, such as hardwood or LVT, need time to acclimate to the room’s humidity and temperature, this is to prevent issues like warping or buckling. Your flooring is generally delivered to your home a couple of days before installation and should be kept either in the room itself or nearby, out of direct sunlight.
7. Notify Neighbours. Remember that noise, vibrations and another other activity from the installation process may affect your neighbours. Letting them know before the work starts can avoid any issues or upset.

While some DIY enthusiasts may attempt flooring installation, it’s often best left to professionals. Our team of qualified and experienced floor fitters have the expertise and tools needed to ensure a flawless finish. Using approved installers such as the team at Floor Factory ensures that your product warranty is validated should you have any problems in the coming years.

By taking these steps before installing new flooring, you can avoid common pitfalls and ensure a smoother, more successful process. Floor Factory are here to help you along the way, contact us today to discuss your flooring plans.