It’s an obvious choice these days to replace old carpets with a stylish hardwood floor instead. Homeowners that made the switch years ago, may want to look at a hardwood floor refinishing solution. Sometimes the challenge is in knowing where to start. Fortunately, Peterson Flooring can help and will guide you through the process.
Starting Point of New Hardwood Flooring
You first need to consider when you want the hardwood floor installation to take place. It can be done at any time throughout the year and is not limited to the summertime only, as some people may believe. You need to decide on the timing, based on when it would be most convenient for you.
Keep in mind that having your floors done can wreak havoc on your daily routine. Each project has its own timeline, with a new hardwood floor installation taking somewhat longer compared to a hardwood floor refinishing project.
Project Differences Between New floors and Refinishing Existing Floors
Our goal at Peterson Flooring is to produce exceptional flooring, whether it’s a new hardwood floor installation, a hardwood floor repair or if you simply want to turn back the clock on your existing hardwood floor. A complete hardwood refinishing project will probably take around 1-3 days, depending on certain factors. Firstly, the floor is sanded down thoroughly and thereafter it is stained (if applicable). This is followed by two coats of polyurethane and thereafter the sealer is applied. Once complete, you will hardly recognize your own floor!
A brand-new hardwood floor installation project involves a bit more work, especially if you are replacing your old carpets. The hardwood flooring planks must be measured and custom cut to perfectly fit in your home. Depending of course on your material of choice, this process of a new hardwood floor installation may take a few weeks. A final coat of sealant will ensure a durable finish. An advantage of deciding to go with new flooring is that you have the opportunity of choosing from Peterson Flooring’s wide range of beautiful hardwood flooring options.
Hardwood Floor Installation Preparations
Some preparation must be done before a new hardwood floor installation can commence. To help the project along smoothly, take note of these steps.
- All furniture must be removed from the area where the flooring will be done
- Get rid of all carpets, including staples or other debris
- Take out all vinyl or other floor coverings
- Baseboard and/or trim can be re-used, but for the purpose of the installation project it must be removed
You can expect a lot of dust during the installation process, therefore be sure to take precautions. Hang plastic over doorways, pack away as much as you can from countertops, seal your drawers and make sure food is properly sealed and packed away.