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Hardwood Before You Buy

Knowing what to expect and being prepared will also be a lot less stressful on you, your family and your home.

  • Get a recommendation
  • Installing hardwood flooring is hard, exacting – detailed
  • Have it done by our seasoned professionals

Before installation day

  • Relocate furniture
  • Empty china cabinets and closets
  • Consider removal and disposal of old floor covering
  • Remove it yourself and leave 1 day before install
  • For carpet, leave tack strips and pull out staples


  • Moldings and baseboards removed for additional costs
  • Installers not responsible for breakage
  • Painted baseboards, woodwork and paint may need retouching (your responsibility)


  • May need to be prepared
  • New subfloor may be required
  • A job best left to the professionals

Door plan

  • Possibility that doors may not clear the new floor and swing free
  • Installers may remove doors and re-hang for an additional cost.
  • For clearance issues, arrange for a qualified carpenter to shave or cut down


  • Waste will be produced
  • Waste collected and disposed of by installers at an additional cost

Installation day

  • Be home and available
  • Be prepared for questions
  • Presence ensures the right wood is installed in the right areas
  • Exact time of arrival cannot be guaranteed, only a time frame


  • Installers use tools and techniques that can be hazardous
  • Make sure that children and pets are out of the work area
  • Follow through with a walk-through
  • Prior to completion, walk through to ask questions and be clear on any final details

After installation day

  • Establish good ventilation for 48 to 72 hours
  • Being prepared for installation day will make your life and the installers a lot easier