If it’s time to replace your old, worn-out carpet with something more stylish and eco-friendly, a hardwood floor might be the right choice for you. It’ll look great, last a long time, and be easy to maintain. You just need to make sure that you’re ready for the timber floor installation Melbourne process before hiring your contractor. Here are some tips on how to do just that:
Choose your hardwood flooring.
- Hardwood flooring is a great option for any space. It’s durable, timeless and can add character to your home.
- There are two main types of wood used in hardwood flooring: solid and engineered. Solid wood is the highest quality and most expensive option, but it will require more care than engineered wood because solid wood tends to expand or contract with changes in temperature more than engineered products do.
Get your house ready.
Before you can start laying vinyl, you’ll need to prepare your floors. This means removing everything from the room, including any thresholds or baseboards. You’ll also want to remove any carpeting or padding, as well as electrical outlets and furniture. You’ll even want to take out light fixtures—even if they’re just coming out of the wall and not actually hanging down over the floor. If there are doors in your house with any door hardware on them (knobs and handles), these should be removed as well so that they don’t get damaged during installation of your new flooring.
Prepare the room with your contractor.
- Empty the room.
- Remove all furniture.
- Remove all rugs, carpets, and padding from the floor.
- Remove baseboards and mouldings (the part of the wall that extends into the floor).
Be sure to remove any doors, windows and fixtures installed in your hardwood floors’ path — light fixtures can be tricky, but it is important to keep them out of sight during installation so they don’t get damaged or busted; up by moving equipment around on your floors!
Schedule your installation.
Once you’ve chosen the perfect flooring, it’s time to schedule your installation. This is important because you’ll want to provide extra time for the contractor and their crew to complete the project. It’s also important because it gives them time to get a loaner truck if they don’t have one—and most do not—so that they can come and pick up your old flooring. Some contractors will even allow you to keep your old hardwood in storage for free until after installation so that no one has to haul boxes around when moving back into their house at the end of a long job!
If possible, try not to schedule your installation on holidays or weekends because there are fewer workers available then; however, if this doesn’t work with other plans that need attending (such as moving), then go ahead and book those days off from work anyway!
With the right preparation, your timber floor installation Melbourne will go smoothly, and you’ll be enjoying its beauty in no time at all. If you have any questions about this process, be sure to contact us at [insert website] or give us a call! We are happy to help with any questions that may arise along the way and can provide advice on which type of flooring is best for your home.