The Do’s and Dont’s of Flooring Installation

Published on Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Getting new flooring is a BIG DEAL…so make sure you are doing everything right throughout the entire process! Picking out the right flooring is one thing but the installation process is an entirely different scenario where extra steps should be taken as precautionary measures. As industry experts, we have compiled a list of the Do’s and Dont’s of flooring installation to help guide you through the process and ensure your flooring will last!


Do Pick Out Quality Materials

We aren’t saying you have to spend an arm and a leg on your new flooring but make sure you visit a flooring company that is going to have OPTIONS for you to choose from. You want to know that you are picking out high-quality flooring for your renovation. High quality doesn’t necessarily mean hardwood or natural stone, it means that whichever material you are choosing, you are getting the highest quality of that specific flooring material. A lot of people have misconceptions about laminate or vinyl when in all reality, these affordable flooring options are great! They are durable, have a long life-span, come in every stain or style you can imagine, and most importantly they are affordable. At Scottsdale Flooring America, we offer HIGH-QUALITY flooring options for every flooring material because we know how important that component is when renovating any room in a home or business.

Do Have it Professionally Installed

We say professional installation is the way to go for a few reasons…and they have nothing to do with your inability to DIY your flooring renovation. We know that anyone can install flooring on their own if they really want to but here is why we think professional installation is the way to go:

  • You have to think about your time and how much your time is worth. When you install new flooring on your own, the project can be timely. From ripping out the old flooring, removing any excess adhesive to ensure a level, clean slate for the new flooring, cutting, measuring, installing… you get it, the task can be daunting (especially if you’re doing it solo).
  •  Professional installation can take as little as 1 day…that’s right, one day to remove old flooring and install new flooring. This is because there is almost always a TEAM of people that come to your home to install your new flooring to ensure that it is done in a timely manner.
  • Professional floor installers remove the old flooring from your property completely (most places anyway). This is great because it means you won’t have to rent a dumpster or have piles of old flooring sitting on the side of your house slowly waiting to get thrown out piece by piece each week as the garbage truck comes.
  • All you have to do is measure your flooring and let the professionals do the rest. With professional installation, you don’t have to worry about placement or correctly sizing each flooring piece, instead, the professionals take care of that for you.
  • THIS IS THEIR JOB. When professionals come to install your flooring, you have to remember that this is their every day job which means they are the true experts. Things that you may question or have to look into further to ensure you are installing the flooring correctly, they wouldn’t even have to think twice about.

Do Pick A Flooring That Will Last

It doesn’t matter what material you end up choosing, just make sure the style is something that will last at least 5 years. That is kind of our rule of thumb that we advise customers on. Make sure that the color, pattern, textures, are all things that you will like in your home for at least 5 years to ensure that your money isn’t being wasted. We want you to LOVE your new flooring and we want it to LAST. Find a flooring company that will help guide you through the floor buying process; it is important to know all of the facts, all of your options, and most importantly be content with your final decision before installation occurs.


Don’t Have Unrealistic Timelines

As we said earlier, professional installation of flooring can often be done in as little as one day, but it is important to have realistic timelines for completed work. You have to consider the time it takes to pick out the flooring, order it (if needed), removal of old flooring, and installation of new flooring. If you are in a rush to get your flooring completed by a specific date, make sure you mention that to your sales representative when picking out the flooring. This will ensure that they show you flooring options that are guaranteed to have a fast turn around time.

Don’t Forget To Think About WHERE The New Flooring is Being Installed

When you are picking out your flooring and thinking about where it is going to be installed make sure you think logically about the location of the new flooring. By this we mean, maybe carpet shouldn’t be installed in high traffic areas, or if ceramic flooring is installed in the kitchen where dishes are sometimes dropped, be aware that they will probably break. Be smart when picking out new flooring for your home and think about where it is being installed before you decide what material you want.

The Do’s and Dont’s of Flooring Installation

Flooring installation is not something that should ever be taken lightly. Your flooring is a core component to your home, so make sure you pick out the RIGHT flooring and install it the RIGHT way to ensure it lasts as long as possible. Consider the do’s and dont’s of flooring installation mentioned above before you start your floor renovation project.


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