Flooring Preparation Tips


Pre-Work Tips: Flooring Installation and Wood Flooring Refinishing

Preparation for installation or re-finishing work should begin 2-3 days before work is scheduled to commence. In order to deliver the best service we possibly can, we kindly ask that you observe the following guidelines:

  • Remove all furniture, area rugs, plants, wall hangings, and curtains / drapes
  • Remove all items from closets
  • Remove all debris
  • Seal all kitchen cabinets with plastic and blue painters tape
  • Families with small children or pregnant women should make alternative accommodations, especially when stain or polyurethane work is scheduled.
  • The power required for refinishing equipment is 220 volts on a 30-amp circuit. Please ensure we have access to an electric dryer outlet, stove outlet, or circuit breaker outlet.

*Our team will seal off doorways whenever possible.

Post-Work Tips: Flooring Installation and Wood Flooring Refinishing

We understand that you’re anxious to resume your typical schedule and start getting use out of your beautiful new floors. However, considering the investment you’ve made in your flooring installation or flooring refinishing, we want to ensure that you receive the best possible performance.

Our team of flooring experts suggests that you take the following post-work guidelines into consideration:

1Wear socks when walking on new floor
3Minimum waiting period before placing furniture and rugs on new floor
7Ideal waiting period for placing furniture and rugs on new floor
8Resume full use of new floor

Post-Work Tips: Flooring Installation and Wood Flooring Refinishing

Other Post-Work Tips:

  • All furniture should be picked up and placed back into its original position. Refrain from sliding furniture into position, even with rugs or towels underneath.
  • To prevent scratches on your new floor, we recommend using glide protectors under your furniture.
  • To ensure your family’s safety, we recommend using non-skid backing under your rugs.
  • Clean up is best accomplished by vacuuming, not wiping floors. Using a dry Swiffer works well to clean dust off walls.
  • For families that have pets, we recommend keeping their nails trimmed to prevent scratching and having them stay off your new floor to ensure that it cures properly.