Be sure you’re prepared at all stages of the process by following our guide to planning a home flooring project.
PLANNING YOUR FLOORING PROJECT
Flooring installations or renovations involve more than just buying and installing the floors. Be sure that you are prepared at all stages of the process by following our handy guide to planning a flooring project.
MEASURING YOUR AREA
The first step in your planning is to measure all rooms you are reflooring and calculate the area for each room. For a rectangular room, simply multiply the length and width in metres to calculate the square metre needed. It is important to add an additional 10% wastage to the flooring area which will be used for all cuttings to make the flooring fit.
DETERMINE YOUR FLOORING NEEDS
Consider the type of wear and tear your new flooring will have to endure once it is installed. Do you have pets or children? If so, you may want to consider flooring that is highly water resistant such as waterproof flooring solutions, rather than hardwood floors.
Location can also affect your flooring selection. Will the flooring be installed in a common area that will be regularly used? Consider finding a floor that is durable and can withstand high foot traffic.
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FIGURE OUT YOUR BUDGET
This may seem like an obvious step in the planning process, but sometimes owners neglect to take into consideration the total cost of a flooring renovation project. Budget planning should not only include the flooring materials, but also the necessary subfloor prep materials and additional trims needed to finish the floors. This will help you stay on budget without any surprise elements once you order your new flooring.
BRING YOUR VISION TO LIFE
When we visit your home, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will encourage you to share your vision for your home. They will listen to your ideas and guide you through the entire process so you can make the best choices for your lifestyle and budget.
SET YOUR PLAN AND STICK TO IT
Create a general timeline and a deadline of when you expect to have the work completed. The timeline should include time to remove and dispose of the old flooring, potential subfloor preparation, delivery of the new flooring materials, acclimation of the new floors in your space and the overall installation time.
Equally, since flooring renovations can get messy, and depending on how large of a project it is, be prepared to have you and your family potentially displaced during the installation.