Hardwood Installation

Follow these helpful steps and best practices from the carpet installation experts in McMurray, PA.

Before Your Installation

Remove all furniture, items, and wall hangings from the rooms receiving new hardwood, including the closet areas. Since hardwood can’t be installed over existing flooring, the old floors must be removed completely and disposed of properly. The subfloor must then be assessed, and all imperfections must be repaired or corrected. Bring the hardwood planks in the rooms to acclimate for at least 3 days ahead of installation. 

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During & After Installation

When your hardwood installation day is here, plan to be home during the process to answer any questions from the crew. Designate a work area for the installation crew to keep and use potentially dangerous hardwood installation tools as needed. Keep all children and pets away from both the crew’s area and the rooms receiving new hardwood. After installation, now is the time to ask the installers any questions you may have. Make sure to wait through the specified time period before walking on new hardwood floors, as well as bringing furniture back into the rooms. Begin caring for your new hardwood right away.

Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Although a lot can happen in the average household during a typical week, you can still easily maintain the incredible appearance of your hardwood planks. There are plenty of preventative steps that you can take to reduce maintenance. Also, when you effectively remove dirt and debris as frequently as possible, your floors receive less wear and tear. When spills and accidents do occur, you can keep permanent stains from forming by promptly treating them with proper care.