Prepare Your Home Before a New Floor Installation

 

Proper Humidity Level For Your New Flooring

Failure to Maintain Moisture and Humidity Will Void All Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate and Vinyl Plank Warranties

Royal Home Flooring Highly Recommends installing a Central Humidifying system in your home prior to the installation of your new flooring. Manufacturers may decline warranty coverage without proper humidity levels inside the home, this is more so important in the Midwest due to the highly volatile season changes. Also, Royal Home Flooring will decline any installation warranty claims for homes that due to improper humidity levels.

The National Wood Floor Association (NWFA) states that normal relative humidity levels should range between 30%-50% to ensure successful long-term performance of your new flooring.


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Is it better to do the flooring or paint first?

It is recommended to do most of the painting AFTER the flooring and most of the prep work BEFORE the flooring.

Touch ups are required after flooring installation by a professional painter. Scuffs and stains may be present due to the nature of the installation. If you’re planning to get your walls fully repainted then we recommend you do the prep work like sanding and patching walls before we install so no damage is caused to the floor.

Unexpected site conditions

In almost all cases, the final estimate you receive will accurately reflect the condition of the installation site, and it won’t be necessary to adjust cost or schedule. Occasionally, however, we discover conditions (water or termite damage; electrical or plumbing problems) during installation that must be addressed before we can complete the installation. These conditions may require additional labor and materials.

In most cases, The Royal Home Flooring installation team will be able to complete the necessary work. Any additional charges, if applicable, will be added to your installation cost and the schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

If Royal Home Flooring cannot supply the necessary labor, you may need to hire another contractor to perform that portion of the work before we can complete your installation.

"Primed" Trim and Risers

Please Note: “Primed” Trim & Risers are NOT painted white. They come primed ready to get painted post installation. Royal Home Flooring does not Paint or Caulk any Trim and/or Risers. We suggest that after installation is complete you hire a qualified 3rd party Painting company to paint any “Primed” trim or risers installed by our team.

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Carpet Pre-Installation Checklist

Installing new carpet is a construction project. Some installation materials produce strong odors, and some construction activities are noisy.

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Laminate Pre-Installation Checklist

Installing a new Laminate floor is a construction project. Some installation materials produce strong odors, and some construction activities are noisy.

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Hardwood Pre-Installation Checklist

Installing a new wood floor is a construction project. Some installation materials produce strong odors, and some construction activities are noisy.

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Vinyl Pre-Installation Checklist

Installing a new Vinyl floor is a construction project. Some installation materials produce strong odors, and some construction activities are noisy.

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