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Preparing your home


Preparing your home

Now that you've selected your new flooring, we will schedule a professional installation. To make this installation as smooth as possible, we have prepared a pre-installation checklist. Here you'll find general guidelines that should be followed prior to the installation of your new flooring from Traditions Flooring.


First, it is important to remember that once you have chosen the type of flooring, your job is not done. There is still some prep work to be done. Carpeting contractors will be moving in and out of your home constantly with equipment and flooring. This has the potential to compromise the condition of your existing home flooring. Determine which way the contractors will enter and exit. Clear a path. If you are replacing your carpeting with new carpeting, it is a good idea to use the old carpet as a runner for contractor foot traffic.

The installation of home interior flooring can be a long process depending upon the type of flooring and the area of the room(s). Your contractors will need a place to work both inside and outside as well as a place to take a short break. Clear an area on your driveway or street so that the contractors can park their vehicle. Throughout the installation, the contractors will need to access their trucks for parts and materials. The quicker they can work, the quicker your home interior flooring will be complete.

It is also important to clear the designated room of any and all furniture. Removing furniture from the room, same day, will only slow the entire installation process. All fragile and expensive items should be stored away from the traffic path of the contractors and installation area. The emptier the room the quicker the project will be for you and your contractor.

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Thoroughly inspect the flooring once the installation has been completed and bring any concerns to their attention immediately. Hinged doors may require trimming for proper clearance once your new flooring is installed. Your installation may require touch-up to walls, moldings and baseboards. While your new carpet is of the highest quality, it is still subject to everyday wear. Here are tried and tested ways of correcting common carpet conditions.

If loose ends extend above the rest of the pile, trim them off evenly with the pile surface. Never try to pull them out. After clipping, smooth the area with your fingers. Sharp edges on your vacuum cleaner, a child's toy, high heels or animal claws can cause this condition. After certain carpet styles have been subjected to traffic, you may notice areas that appear lighter or darker than other areas. Don't be alarmed! Shading is the result of the change in direction of the pile due to pressure from the footsteps and vacuuming. Brushing the pile all in one direction may temporarily correct shading; however, shading is part of the carpet styling and should be expected to varying degrees. Do not mistake shading for color fading.