When preparing for new carpet, tile, or hardwood flooring installation, an estimate will be provided to ensure that the homeowner knows the process and time frame that will be required. The length of the project can vary depending on the square footage of an area, room layout, and the desired flooring material. If you’re preparing for tile, hardwood, or carpet installation, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Be prepared to avoid walking on the floors for 1 to 3 days (or maybe more), depending on job size.
- Relocate pets as needed.
- Remove all furniture, all hangings, window treatments, appliances (if necessary), and any items in the work area that you don’t want dusty (e.g. clothes in closets, small kitchen appliances on the counters, bottles of wine, etc.).
- Urban Design Floors employees are not responsible for the reconnection of any plumbing appliances such as refrigerators, icemakers, washing machines and/or dryers, toilets, etc.
- Wire closet and pantry units should be removed. If shelving is used in closets or pantries, it will be beneficial to have bottom shelf, as a minimum, removed.
- For hardwood floor installation, the homeowner should be available to choose a stain color or oil color at the beginning of the first day of sanding, unless arrangements were made prior or a color has already been chosen.
- A pathway to the circuit breaker or fuse box, with the entire box being unobstructed, must be made available for powering our machines.
- Refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers usually do not have to be moved, but each project will have different requirements and needs. We will address those individually.
Part of our normal service includes hanging plastic sheeting to contain dust and particulates to the area we are working in. We hang the plastic with low-adhesive painter’s tape. We take as many precautions as we can to ensure that the tape will not pull paint off of the walls and ceiling.