Preparing for installation
JK Carpet Center helps you every step of the way after you’ve selected your new floor. We provide 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. Be prepared and learn the particulars about laminate installation here.
Proper preparation will help ensure a smooth and efficient installation day, meaning less stress for you and your family!
Before installation day
For a problem-free installation, here's a checklist of things to do before the installer arrives. It’s also a good idea to check with us directly to find out if there are other actions we recommend before installation.
Laminate can be installed directly over some existing floors, but others will have to be removed first. Your professional installer will know the proper procedure, as well as how to make the floor level and smooth.
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 laminate 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.
If you're planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it's best to do it before your laminate is installed. Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.
During installation day
Please be prepared to stay home the day of installation and be around if the installation crew has questions. This also ensures that the correct laminate is installed in the right areas. It's sometimes difficult to estimate the time it will take and each job's circumstances, but we will keep you updated on any schedule changes.
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 job's completion, we recommend that you walk through the job with the chief installer. This will allow you to ask any questions and be clear on all the final details.
After installation day
Ventilate your space
If you're 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 laminate flooring.