4 DIY Steps to Installing Flooring in Your New House

4 DIY Steps to Installing Flooring in Your New House
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    An excellent way to improve your new home and make it functional and safe is to add new floors.

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When you want to switch out the design of a room, one way is to install laminate or hardwood floors. Putting in surfaces that are easy to clean in high traffic areas will save you a ton of time each week.

Make Sure the Floors Are Level

The very first thing that any new homeowner should do when installing new flooring is to check the evenness of the floors as you go. Windows and doors will not shut properly, and cabinets can fling open when the floors are not level. Some areas can even become trip hazards in the dark.

Check the Sub-Floor for Damage

Anytime you remove flooring, it is always a good idea to check the framework beneath the surface. Hidden dangers like mold, termites, and water damage are not always visible on the outside.

You can save yourself money, time, and hassle by correcting any problems you find before they become emergency disasters that require calling in an expert. Your issues only get worse if you have to call someone on the weekend or overnight.

Choose Whether to Install Radiant Floor Heating

While you are replacing your floors, you should consider areas where you might want radiant heating. For instance, the space in front of the bathtub or vanity is an excellent spot for a small application. You do not have to do the entire floor if you are on a tight budget or want to keep the job simple. When you are holding off the move until you have the new house ready, it can be tiring and expensive to do the entire room.

Leave a Space around the Walls

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The DIY Network tells web guests to make clean cuts, and leave a space of three-eighths of an inch around the border of the room.

When you get the flooring in place, you can seal the opening to prevent drafts and keep dust out of the corners. The sealant will give the room a cohesive look.

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A professional moving company can help you get everything safely to your new home when you get the job done. Letting someone else do some of the heavy lifting after putting in your new floors will be a welcome break before you have to unpack everything. Just remember to put furniture leg covers on your couches and chairs to reduce marks and scuffs on your new floors.

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