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Flooring Steps

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review flooring options as it relates to flooring installation - restoration - replacement. It assembles information you may need using a step-by-step review.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you undertake a flooring project, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to flooring replacement vs. buying a new home.

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link to notes: analyze the numbers
estimate the cost of your project
get your home value


Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in flooring options is deciding what you would like to do by collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • hardwood flooring pics,
  • floor tile pics,
  • carpeting pics,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • flooring installation,
  • flooring shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of flooring that will be needed for your remodeling project. It will also contain the product specifications for each flooring option such as hardwood, tile, laminate or vinyl, carpeting, area rugs, other.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to flooring contractors.

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Step 4: Find Home Contractors

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the project with a flooring contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use our local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right person for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the flooring option.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for flooring replacement and restoration. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, installing everything that needs to be implemented, sealed, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the flooring project inspected before releasing any funds.

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working with the contractor
managing the home remodeling project
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View Flooring Ideas

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The 2nd step for flooring selection and replacement is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing flooring options, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View A: Interior Home Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for flooring and other home projects.

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doors and windows
home lighting
walls and ceiling


View C: Gallery

View our selected gallery modules for windows and doors

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gallery: home flooring
gallery: 3D flooring gallery
gallery: walls & ceiling


View D: Room-by-Room Shopping

Shop flooring supplies in hardwood, tile, carpeting, laminate and more to make your floors that best they can be ...


View E: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: home flooring
search: doors and windows
search: home lighting
search: walls ceiling


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Summertime is a great time to renovate your home since the weather is usually lovely, and you can get a lot of work done. However, property renovations can be expensive, and whether you are working with a small or large budget, the costs can quickly get out of hand.

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Putting In a New Floor

Your flooring options don't need to be expensive. But you may want to consider "in style" options to keep the value of your home up. So look a hardwood, stone and other flooring options as you develop your plan.

Let's start with this step-by-step guide after you review the flooring ideas and topics above to help plan and manage your home flooring needs.