What To Expect with Your Hardwood Flooring Installation

Beautiful, durable, and low maintenance, the benefits of hardwood flooring are as legitimate as they are plentiful. An eternally stylish flooring option that is guaranteed to add value to any home, hardwood flooring has long been one of the most sought-after flooring options on the market.

But unlike other flooring options, hardwood installation can be pretty complex. While many may opt for DIY tile or laminate installations, at Flooring 101, we believe that hardwood installation is best left up to professionals. With hardwood can come a more hefty price tag than other flooring materials. The best way to ensure that your flooring investment is protected is to make sure it is properly installed right off the bat. Learn more about what to expect before, during, and after your hardwood floor installation below. 

Before Installation

Before installation day, a member of our crew will have walked you through the entire installation process, answering any questions you might have about what will occur. We will also, of course, schedule a time and date that work with your schedule. It would be best if you planned on having all children and pets clear of the installation area for their and the crew’s safety. It is also helpful to remove all furniture from the room/area. When your team arrives, you can ask any last-minute questions before they begin the installation. How long the installation will take depends on the size of the job. 

During Installation 

Once the installation has begun, plan to vacate the area. The team will start with removing any existing flooring before setting sights on the hardwood. From there, the hardwood installation will begin. Techniques for installing hardwood vary depending on crew, type of hardwood used, and the size of the job. Plan on the process taking multiple days, unless it is a tiny job. 

After Installation

When finished with the installation, the crew will walk you through the installation. Your crew will also advise you to stay off your hardwood for 24-28 hours. You should plan on having windows open and fans running during this time, if possible, to help remove any smells related to installation. Once that period has passed, you may carefully bring your furniture back into the room and enjoy your new hardwood flooring. 

Additional Installation Tips

  • You should always feel comfortable asking questions throughout the installation process. Both staff members and those on the installation crew are more than capable of answering your questions. 
  • The hardwood installation process can be lengthy, but know that your crew is just working to ensure that your flooring is installed as it should be so that it can last for an extended period.
  • Once installed, consider using area rugs or doormats to help eliminate the foot traffic on your beautiful new hardwood flooring. 

For more information on our hardwood installation services or to browse our impressive selection of hardwood flooring, contact the team at Flooring 101 today! We look forward to speaking with you about your next home project or renovation.