Flooring installation is all fun and games until you have to face the reality of the actual timeline for the installation. How long will it REALLY take? For homeowners, it would be great if there was one simple answer.
The reality is myriad factors go into determining the timeline for your flooring installation. The size of your space plays a big part as well as the type of flooring you are installing – and wait for it – but also the flooring you need to remove.
What Types of Flooring are Involved?
First things first, in any new floor installation, we need to address the matter of removing the existing floor. Different types of flooring, different adhesives, and different installation methods all figure in to how long the removal process will take. In general, we expect carpet to take the least time to remove while tile can take the longest.
The type of flooring you’ll be installing will also make a difference in the timeline of your project. Typically, you can budget one day for every 1,000 square feet of carpeting, which is usually the quickest installation process. Tile, laminate, and wood floors take a bit longer. How much depends on the specific product you’ve chosen. Some flooring is installed with products that need time to cure. Wood floors, for example, need time to acclimate – this means a period of time designated by the manufacturer that they need to exist within the environment where they’re being installed.
Lead Times for Materials
While the amount of time it will take to order and receive all the materials needed for your new floors isn’t part of the installation timeline, it is important to consider as part of the bigger picture. If getting started quickly is one of your main goals, we can recommend options with shorter lead times.
The good news is that here at Flohr, we are able to meet with you and provide you with a free estimate for your project. Once we know more about your needs and goals, including your timeline, we’re able to give you an estimate for both a start date and completion date. Schedule your estimate with us today!