At Young Interiors, we've installed countless floors over the years, and we have seen people react to the situation in a number of ways. Some people do almost nothing to prepare for the arrival of their floor installation services, but more frequently, we find that our customers tend to over-prepare for our arrival.
1. Dealing With Dust
Different clients have different thresholds for what they will and will not accept when it comes to dust from the workspace. No matter what steps are taken, there is going to be a bit of dust, it's unavoidable. However, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the presence of dust in your home outside of the job site. Most crews will do something to minimize the dust, but if you want to go the extra mile to ensure that as little dust as possible escapes the work site, there is an extra step you can take.
Seal off any doors that connect to the hallway adjacent to the workspace with a bit of plastic and some painters tape. This way, even if the dust escapes the work site, and it will, you'll have an extra layer of protection for rooms that are unrelated to the project.
2. Prepare an Outdoor Cutting Area
Another great way to minimize the mess of an install is to prepare an outdoor work area for your crew. This will allow them to perform some of the messier work such as cutting and trimming, outside of the house so less dust and debris gets spread around.
The most important thing to consider when setting up this space is to ensure that there are enough electrical outlets available, and that there is easy access into and out of the work site.
3. Store Your Doors
Most flooring installation crews will perform this service for you, but if you have particularly nice doors that you don't want to see damaged, you might consider doing this part of the job yourself. It's not likely that your workers will damage your doors in most cases, but some people like to take this extra step just to be sure.
All you need to do is remove the doors from the area where your new flooring will be installed and safely store them away from the work site. It's a good idea to place a thick blanket or drop cloth between each one, to minimize the risk of scratching or gouging.
That's really about it. Aside from obvious things like keeping pets and children away from the work site, there isn't much more you need to worry about when preparing for your residential flooring installation!
If you are in the market for new flooring, or you need a top-notch flooring installation team, why not go with the top name in Myrtle Beach flooring? Simply call, email, or stop by one of our Young Interiors showrooms in Myrtle Beach or Longs, SC.