Having your floors refinished or having new ones installed is an exciting time. The look new floors, or newly refinished floors give a home is breath-taking, and really transform the look of your home.


Often times, homeowners will not prepare before the project begins causing delays and other unforeseen issues. There are some steps you can take beforehand to ease the process and ensure the experience is seamless and stress-free (or at least, less stressful!)


  1. Move Furniture

The first thing you should do is clear off the floor, meaning all furniture, rugs, and other accent pieces should be stored either Francisco pic 3 225x300 - 4 Prep Tips Before Having Hardwood Floors Installed or Refinishedin another room, a garage, or a storage space. When the installers arrive, they won’t have to do anything but get started on your floors, which means your project will finish in a timely manner.


  1. Spend the Day Outdoors

Today’s refinishing and installing techniques don’t create the kinds of dust storms of the psat, however, it would make the jobs of your installers that much easier if the common area is left alone. If you have small kids, you know how difficult it can be to keep their curiosity at bay. It’s best to plan activities outside of your home to keep your project on task and on time.


  1. Take What You Need

If the room you are having the floors done in is a transition room, a hallway, or a stairway, make sure to grab the things you will need within the next 24 hours. If that room leads to a bathroom, a closet, or if you’re having your kitchen done; whatever the case may be, make sure to retrieve those daily items before we knock on your door!Enrique pic 6 300x300 - 4 Prep Tips Before Having Hardwood Floors Installed or Refinished


  1. Remove Pets

Pets tend to travel from room to room, and when there are strangers in the house for any period of time, they can be just as curious as little ones. If you can crate your dog or cat, that will keep them safe, and your floors flawless. Perhaps gate off the section in which we will be working, or, if you are having extensive work done, board the pet, or leave him with a loved one.


We want your experience to be hassle-free and worry-free. If you make a few provisions before we come in to do the installation, your project will be done quickly and efficiently. We want you to enjoy your floors 1 31 17 Pic 1 225x300 - 4 Prep Tips Before Having Hardwood Floors Installed or Refinishedas soon as you can! Call us for additional information on what you can do to expedite your flooring project!