How to Prepare Your Home for a New Flooring Installation

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Whether you’re opting for luxurious carpets, sleek hardwood, or modern tiles, proper preparation is key to ensuring a smooth and successful installation process. By following a few simple steps, you can set the stage for a beautiful and hassle-free flooring transformation for your home. In this blog post, we will guide you through the essential preparations needed to make your home ready for a new flooring installation.


Clear the Area

Before the installation day arrives, clear the room of all furniture, décor, and personal belongings. This includes removing any rugs, wall hangings, or curtains. Clearing the space not only makes it easier for the installers to work but also protects your items from potential damage during the process. 


Inspect and Repair Subfloor

Take a close look at your subfloor to ensure it’s in good condition. Look for any signs of water damage, cracks, or unevenness. If you notice any issues, consult a professional to address them before the installation begins. A sturdy and even subfloor is essential for a stable and long-lasting flooring installation. 


Measure and Order Materials

Accurate measurements are crucial when ordering flooring materials. Measure the room carefully, accounting for any irregularities or unique angles. Once you have the measurements, consult with a flooring supplier to determine the right amount of material required. Ordering slightly more than needed can be beneficial, allowing for any cutting errors or future repairs. If you’re needing help with your measurements, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Contact Textures Flooring Today

Here at Textures Flooring, we have been helping customers find the perfect flooring solution for their home for over 20 years. Our team of experienced floor layers can install everything that we sell in a prompt and professional manner – including natural flooring, carpets, wooden flooring and much more. For more information on how we work, please give us a call today on 01865 311 807. Alternatively, if you are in the Oxford area, please feel free to visit our store in Summertown, where we have plenty of samples and staff on hand.