Are you looking to upgrade the look of your home? Changing up your floors is a great option! You should try getting it done on your own. Installing your own floors will end up helping you save some money and the hassle of hiring someone else. Are you worried about making any mistakes in the process? We want to make sure you don’t. Here are some tips on what not to do when installing new flooring on your own:
Don’t Skip The Planning Process
Don’t just dive into the project without coming up with a plan. Making sure you have everything planned out beforehand will make your project go a whole lot smoother and help you avoid mistakes. Laying down new floors takes more planning than you think. Plan out the length of the boards and which order they will be installed. You want the floor to come out looking as professional as possible, so be willing to put in the planning and work to do so.
Don’t Neglect the Shape of the Room
Even if you think your room is a perfect square, it probably isn’t. Once you start to lay down the planks, you might realize the room isn’t as rectangular as it may look from above. Make sure you measure your space before starting to lay down everything. It will save you time in the long run.
Don’t Install to Quickly
Many people are eager to get going on the project as soon as they have their new flooring in their hands. You need the flooring to acclimate to your home. Letting the new floors get used to the environment will help the installation process go smoothly. This will help decrease the chances of warping eventually. Also, if there is moisture in the air during the installation process, the floor might warp. Make sure you plan your installation around humidity and dryness.
Don’t Forget About Subfloors
Subfloors are the foundation of floors. You wouldn’t build a house without a foundation, so don’t install new flooring without check the condition of the subfloors. It will cause creaking later on, which no one wants in their home. Be sure to prep the subfloors before you lay down any new flooring. Installing flooring on a stable and level surface will make the process a lot easier for you.
Are you looking into installing new flooring anytime soon? The rental experts at Tri-Rent-All are here to make sure you rent the proper flooring equipment for your next project. Call us at either of our locations, Hampton or Portsmouth, NH. You can also send us a message through our contact form to reach our team!