Prepare for Your Tile and Stone Flooring Installation
The earth has been preparing your natural stone for millions of years all you need to do is to prepare your home for flooring installation beforehand. Check over here the essential factors you should keep in mind before installation day.
– Hire a pro
Installation of tile and stone is difficult, labour intensive and extremely exacting work. The skill of installation is developed through years of experience. Therefore, find a reliable, dedicated professional to be assured of an efficient and correct installation.
– Deal with your furniture.
Remove all furniture and other objects from the working site. Be aware the area of installation is climate controlled (heated or air conditioned). Maintain indoor humidity between 45-65%.
– Consider the destiny of your old floor covering.
Think of possible ways and costs of removal and disposal of your existing floor. Do it at least one day prior to the arrival of your natural stone product. If you remove old carpet, leave tack strips in place and pull the staples out of the floor from the original pad.
– Think of existing trims
Typically, moldings and baseboards have to be removed before natural stone flooring installation. Your installer is not responsible for damage or breakage due to dry or brittle wood. Be ready to retouch painted baseboards, woodwork and paint after the installation is complete.
– Prepare your subflooring.
Discuss with specialists if a new subfloor is required or the existing one should be prepared for tile and stone installation. It is important that the subfloor be as clean and level as possible.
– Ensure that the doors swing free.
After flooring installation the doors (especially closet, basement and bedroom doors) may not clear the new natural stone and swing free.After the installation arrange for a qualified carpenter to provide this service.
– Discuss the clean-up.
Check and ask your contractor about the plan for natural stone remnants.
– Stay at home.
Your presence at home during the installation is very necessary. To avoid any misunderstandings keep in touch with your installers. Make sure that children and pets are kept out of the work site.
– Breathe free and easy.
After installation is completed,establish good ventilation for 48-72 hours.
Understanding the needs of your installers and the installation process will help to organize andrun your project smoothly. Youwill be satisfied with a beautiful product to enjoy for years to come.