The idea of getting new floors in your home can be exciting as you begin to imagine the transformation that will soon be taking place inside of your home. In addition to being exciting, it can also seem a bit overwhelming as you begin to think of the preparation work that must be done before your new flooring installation project. Between work, school, kids, and other obligations, life is crazy. When you’re getting new floors, the last thing you want to worry about is not being properly prepared come installation day.

At Urban Design Floors, we have been transforming homes and flooring in Denver and the surrounding areas for more than 15 years. If you’re looking for a reliable and professional hardwood, carpet, or tile flooring contractor, call us! We’d love to speak with you! In the meantime, let’s take a look at a few ways you can prepare for your new flooring installation.

Remove Belongings

Depending on how many square feet of flooring you’re having installed in your home, this can be easy or challenging. It might seem like a no-brainer for flooring installation, but in order for your flooring contractor to install your new flooring, all furniture and personal belongings will need to be removed from the room or rooms getting new floors. This may mean moving large, heavy pieces of furniture, or possibly disassembling pieces. You’ll want to consider where you will put your furniture in the meantime. Do you have a garage or shed your belongings can be safely stored in? If not, check with a neighbor, family member, or local storage facility to see about short-term storage options.

Cover Belongings in Other Areas of the Home

Flooring installation can be a dirty and dusty job. At Urban Design Floors, part of our normal service includes installing plastic sheeting, or containment barriers, surrounding the area that we are working in to minimize dust and debris throughout the rest of your home. Additionally, cold air return vents are covered and taped to prevent dust from entering your home’s ventilation system. Even though we will take all necessary precautions, there is no flooring installation method that is 100 percent dust free. Because of this, if you have furniture, electronics, or other belongings that cannot or will not be removed in other parts of your home, it may be beneficial to cover or otherwise protect them.

Make Arrangements for Pets

Do you have a dog, cat, or other pet in your home that you consider part of the family? If so, there may be several dangers to them during the flooring installation process. During the course of new floors being put in, there are many conditions that may render your living area unsafe for hours or days as your contractor works away. Things such as open doors, power cords and tools, fumes, and nails can all pose potential hazards to your pets. The health and safety of your family, pets included, is very important to Urban Design Floors. While your flooring installation project is underway, it’s best to make arrangements for pets to be kept somewhere else until the job is complete.

Getting new floors in your home is an exciting and wonderful time! By properly preparing ahead of time, you’ll be able to relax with confidence, knowing that your property and pets are safe while the work is being done. If you’re looking for expert floor installation and prices that simply can’t be beat, contact Urban Design Floors today! We’re happy to discuss your flooring needs and provide an estimate free of charge.

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