How to prepare for a new floor installation and how much laminate installation cost

how to prepare for a new floor installation

Laminate Installation Cost

So, you’ve settled on a new floor for your property- what are the next steps? What could be the laminate installation cost? The laminate installation cost can vary depending on several factors such as the location, the complexity of the installation, the quality of the laminate flooring and whether you choose to hire a professional installer or do it yourself. Although it is possible to prep the subfloor yourself, we advise that you get an expert to do it. If it is done incorrectly, lasting damage can occur to your new floor and significantly shorten its lifespan. Here at Tech Flooring, we offer professional floor installation services, contact us and get a quote and an estimate on laminate installation costs.

Aside from prepping your floor, there are a few other things that need to happen for you to be fully ready for your new floor. We’ve put together a checklist to make the process easy for you and just remember that laminate installation can be costly however, when done right it reduces potential future problems, saving you money in the long run by ensuring it’s done right the first time.

how to prepare for a new floor installation and laminate installation cost

Remove all breakables

This means everything from home décor to glass light fittings. Have everything removed and placed away from where the floor is being installed. Family photos, artwork on the walls and mirrors need to be removed. If you’re worried about expensive lightbulbs, remove them too and store them safely.

Remove heavy furniture and appliances

This may seem obvious but removing all heavy furniture and appliances is essential. If you can, put the furniture in a different part of the house. If you are struggling for space, keep the furniture nearby and cover it with dust sheets.

Disconnect gas and electricity

Organise for gas and electricity to be shut off before the installers come. This is particularly important if the room has lots of plug sockets or gas outlets (e.g., a kitchen). You can do this yourself but if you’re worried, call a professional in.

Get ready for dust

Although there shouldn’t be too much dust from installing a new floor, it can get a little messy. Covering furniture and surfaces with dust sheets is a great way to keep them protected and clean.

Any rooms that won’t be having an installation should be shut away. You can cover the doorways with plastic sheets and seal them with tape for extra dust protection.

Clean all floors

This is not essential but a good idea to prep for the installation of a new floor. Cleaning all your floors significantly cuts down on the amount of dirt, dust and mildew that can be disturbed during installation, and ensures the work gets done right which also avoids any future laminate installation costs.

Let your new flooring acclimatise

This is an essential step. Your new flooring needs to get used to the temperature and humidity of the room it will be installed in. Let your flooring sit in its box in the room for at least 48 hours before installation.

We hope you’ve found these helpful tips for preparing for your new flooring project! If you’re thinking about getting a new floor professionally installed and are curious about the laminate installation cost, we invite you to reach out to us. Not sure where to start? No worries! Feel free to contact us today, and we can go through all the options with you, offering friendly and expert advice tailored to your needs.

Our team is here to make the process easy and enjoyable for you, ensuring that you have all the information you need to make the best decisions for your new flooring and receive the most reasonable laminate installation cost.

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