Once you’ve decided on the type of flooring installer you want to use, you must decide whether you’ll do the work yourself or hire a professional. Here’s an overview of what the job entails:
- Accurately measuring the space:-
You’ll need a tape measure or laser measuring device to take precise measurements of the rooms that will be remodelled with flooring Installer.
- Calculating the required amount of flooring Installer in square feet:-
Take your square-foot measurements and multiply by a percentage to account for any loss, broken planks or tiles, or mistakes.
- Installer of existing flooring:-
If you don’t have the right tools, this can be a full-time job. Remove existing carpet, tile, hardwood, vinyl, or other types of flooring Installer without damaging the subfloor or walls. Of course, some types of vinyl flooring, such as ‘peel and stick,’ can be installed over existing flooring.
- Making planks or tiles to size:-
Special tools may be required to cut down the flooring Installer to the proper size and prepare them for installation.
- If necessary, lay down underlayment:-
Unless you’re installing floating floors, you’ll need to add some underlayment or padding as a layer of protection or soundproof cushioning.
- Installer is putting together the first row of flooring:-
The first set of planks or tiles should be laid in a straight line, with no gaps between the top and bottom sides.
- For expansion, use spacers between the floor and the planks:-
Spacers keep the first row away from the walls’ edges to allow for any expansion that occurs when the flooring settles.
- If necessary, staple the boards:-
Certain floor design projects will necessitate stapling the planks into the floor with a nail gun.
- Removing flooring Installer to make way for new rows:-
Continue cutting the planks or tiles to size and ensuring that everything fits perfectly together, seam to seam.
Now that you have a good idea of what the process entails, you can decide whether you want to do it yourself or hire a professional.