Three tips to prepare for hardwood flooring installation

It can’t be denied! Hardwood flooring brings style, elegance, and beauty to your home.

They also have many benefits, such as durability, reasonably low maintenance, and property value-adding. On top of that, they last for decades, translating to few, if any, repair and replacement costs.

An excellent installation: vital to performance and aesthetics

Many say the installation is as necessary as the product itself. We couldn't agree more, and that's why we also offer professional installation services.

We do it right the first time, and you can also do some things to prepare.

Combine preparation with our professional installation expertise! You’ll be thrilled with your gorgeous wood flooring in Southern Pines, NC.

Preparing the space

Read your estimate carefully so you know who does what. For example, the room needs to be empty-who should do that?
Find out about odors, ventilation, dust containment, and how best to secure pets.

Preparation is a vital step. The better you prepare, the easier and faster the hardwood flooring installation will be.

Subfloor inspection

Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level. Solid hardwood flooring can also have water issues that start at the subfloor.

Discuss this in detail with the flooring experts. Who does the subfloor inspection and restoration?

These are all questions to ask when considering your wood floor installation.

These water issues can travel to the surface and affect appearance and performance. Ask installers about moisture monitoring.

Remove baseboards and trim

Rooms aren't perfect squares. There are also door sills and molding with which to contend.

Ask the installer how they would like to handle it. Some even bring the baseboard with them!

Visit us for the best wood flooring in Southern Pines, NC

At Total House + Flooring, we know how important a large selection is to you. For hardwood flooring, we carry top brands like Palmetto Road, Mullican, RevWood, and more.

Our showroom
is in Southern Pines, NC. Visit us today, and you'll also see our large assortment of colors, plank widths, and wood species. We service Aberdeen, Fayetteville, Rockingham, Asheboro, and Pinehurst, NC.