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How To Prepare for a Successful Flooring Installation


Flooring installation requires a lot of time and effort. However, no matter how much time and effort you exert, without proper planning, it could still go wrong. By planning out the floor installation, you can do it smoothly without road bumps.

Follow these simple tips to prepare for a flooring installation:

1. Clear the Room

This is the most basic step that one must take before the installation of flooring in a room. You must first clear it entirely of furniture and other items. This way, the contractors will not have to wait or spend additional time clearing the room before installing.

Aside from just clearing furniture, make sure you cover up any electrical sockets. It is also important to turn off electrical, water, and gas systems. This would prevent leaks, electrocutions, and possibly pipe bursting.

Clearing the room ahead of time gets the job done faster. Additionally, some companies may charge additional fees to have them clear the room for you. If that is the case, you will also end up saving some money, as well.

2. Prepare the Area

Aside from just the room where the installation will take place, you must also clear the area around it. Make sure that the path towards that room does not have any obstructions that will make it difficult to navigate. This way, it is easier for your contractors to go inside and outside of the room.

Furthermore, assign a space near the room for your contractors to work. They may need an area for them to prepare certain things for the installation. Make sure that area is spacious enough for them and there are garbage bins within reach.

3. Protect Other Rooms and Furniture

Installation of floors can cause a lot of dust and dirt. If other rooms are left open, this dust can easily spread. Keep the other rooms closed and cover any other furniture or valuables.

Some contractors may offer to clean up after the installation for free, while others may have charges or not offer them at all. With this, make the cleanup easier for you by protecting the other rooms and furniture from dust.

4. Get Kids and Pets Out of the Way

The dust and other materials used for the installation may be harmful to your pets and kids. Make sure that they are kept away from the working area. This will not only ensure their safety but also prevent them from disturbing the workers.

5. Ask About the Floor Height

This step is one thing many people forget only to find out they need to have their doors adjusted. Some floorings can cause the floor height to change, forcing some adjustments in the room.

Make sure to ask your contractors if there will be a change in floor height. If that is the case, it is best to consult with them about what needs to be done after to make up for this difference.


Flooring installation takes a lot of work and planning. Not preparing for the installation can cause problems during and after. By following these tips, you can make it easier for you and the contractor.

If you need to have some flooring installed, AAA Restoration would be glad to help! We are one of the best Utah restoration companies when it comes to flooring installation and mold and flood removal services. Get in touch with us today to discuss your options.