Hardwood installation | J/K Carpet Center, Inc

Preparing for installation

We help you every step of the way after you’ve selected your new floor. We offer professional on-site measurement, removal of old flooring, and skilled installation. We do it all expertly, so your floor will look amazing and give lasting satisfaction.

Our hardwood specialists at JK Carpet Center have compiled the following guide to help you prepare for your installation crew’s arrival. Know what to expect for a stress-free installation for you, your family, and your home.

Before installation day

For a problem-free installation, here’s a checklist of things to do before the installer arrives.

Existing flooring

Make sure you know who’s removing your existing flooring. If you wish, the installer will do it. If not, you should make arrangements to have it removed.


Whether you do it yourself or hire professional movers, the room needs to be clear of furniture before your installation can take place. Be sure to remove all fragile items from the room, and don’t leave anything – such as drapery or plants – hanging over the installation area.


Measure door clearances before you have your hardwood installed. If the new floor is thicker than your existing floor, door bottoms may rub. Make a plan in advance to have someone shave or saw the correct amount off the bottom of each door, so it does not drag.

Paint first

If you’re planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it’s best to do it before your hardwood is installed. Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.

During installation day

Stay home

Please be prepared to stay home the day of installation and to be around in case the installation crew has questions. This also ensures that the correct hardwood is installed in the right areas. It's sometimes difficult to estimate the time it will take and the circumstances of each job, but we will keep you updated on any schedule changes.

Safety first

The installers will use a variety of tools and techniques that can make the work area hazardous. Please keep your children and pets out of the work area on installation day.


Prior to the completion of the installation, we recommend that you walk through the job with the chief installer. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions and be clear on all the final details.

Overall quality

Professional installation ensures that your floor will look beautiful and perform well over time.

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After installation day

Ventilate your space

Sensitive to dust and odors? Make sure the area is adequately ventilated for 48 to 72 hours post-installation. If possible, open windows and run fans.

The bottom line

Careful planning and smart preparation for installation day will make your life and the installers’ job a lot easier. It will also make your hardwood flooring experience enjoyable right from day one. At JK Carpet Center, we’re here to help you get the most out of your beautiful new hardwood.

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