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Choosing a professional installer for your hardwood
flooring or even deciding to do–it–yourself (DIY) should be a well thought–out decision as it will
be a large part of your time, budget, and may ultimately affect your project results. In this section you will learn specific
questions to ask both professionals and/or yourself before moving forward. Once you've made a decision, review our DIY Installation Guides for
step–by–step instruction, or use our Find It Locally search directory to find a certified professional installer
in your area.
We want to help you get the information you need to either choose a qualified professional installer or be prepared for
a "DIY" project. Download our printable list of questions as a checklist of topics to cover when getting estimates from an
installer or getting ready to do–it–yourself!
Within our complete Installation Questions checklist, you will need to answer or consider questions
Be prepared! Let us help you with the next step; finding a local installer by using our search directory at the top
of the page or review our Hardwood Installation Guide for detailed steps on "do–it–yourself".
Different types of flooring installation:
Before beginning your hardwood flooring project, be sure to consider the various steps that should be taken. All
furniture from your project area must be removed. You should have a designated place where you plan to store the shipment of
your hardwood when it arrives. You will also need to close off the areas of your home where hardwood will not be installed to
protect against possible dust and debris from the installation.
Prepare to spend time researching your options for purchasing, installing, and of
course scheduling the full extent of your project. Once you have selected your hardwood, be sure to
schedule the time that is required for hardwood to acclimate to your environment after it is delivered. Acclimation time is specified by the manufacturer,
and is often determined by your environment. Depending on temperature and humidity ranges, flooring can acclimate in as
little as a couple of days or may take several weeks.
Beyond the selection of your flooring, be sure to research and plan your budget for the installation process and any
accessories or custom work you've chosen. Purchasing the materials for your hardwood flooring installation is just one part
of the process. Make sure to take into account the cost of installation as it can be a significant part of your total budget.
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