Flooring - Scott's Remodeling, LLC

Sit back, and let us do the work.

You can expect your installation team to:

• Remove your old flooring and prepare subfloor surfaces

• Deliver and lay out your new flooring

• Cover entry ways and vents to contain dust and debris

• Clean up installation area and remove project waste

• Walk through the final inspection with you

• Provide maintenance recommendations and warranty information

Services may vary depending on your individual project. Additional fees may apply.

Adding Value

Not only are hardwood and tile floors affordable, but they also add value to your home if you are trying to sell it. In fact, as your home increases in value, so does the floor.

A professionally installed hardwood floor is very sought after in a buyers market, as well as in home remodeling and new construction.

Maintaining Your Floor

A hardwood and/or tile floor can be very easy to maintain. Routine maintenance may be little more than just the sweeping and vacuuming that you are used to, especially since you have to make sure to protect it from moisture and also heavy traffic areas that may become scratched.

Maintenance is as simple as using an area rug where traffic is heaviest, and/or floor protectors on all furniture. The use of a hardwood and/or tile floor cleaner is key to making sure it stays as beautiful as the day it was installed.

Why is quality installation important?

Quality installation makes a world of difference in the appearance of your flooring. An installation done right can make budget-friendly flooring look high-end, but conversely, a second-rate installation can leave even the best flooring with obvious seams, lumps, bumps and other issues.

It’s important to remember that mistakes made during installation can comprise the appearance, functionality and lifespan of your flooring.

Before making a flooring purchase, ask your local flooring expert to walk you through the installation process. Make sure you read the fine print and clearly understand the process and any additional charges.

For example, many retailers charge for furniture moving, subfloor removal and cleaning, and disposal of old flooring. Typically, these additional fees are found within the fine print and installation turns out to cost a lot more then you had anticipated. That’s why understanding the installation process and comparing installation costs across flooring retailers is just as important as understanding the warranty you purchase for your new floor.

What is the significance of a subfloor?

The subfloor lies beneath the top surface flooring and is an important consideration for proper installation.

Prior to installation, you’ll want to make sure your subfloor is clean of debris, level, dry and sturdy. That way, you can minimize allergens, dust, mold and mildew that can form when a subfloor is not properly prepared.

Typically, the preferred subfloor for each installation is found within the installation guide and can vary from one flooring retailer to another. Whether carpet, wood or tile installation, a properly kept subfloor is critical to the longevity of any flooring project.

What costs are associated with professional installation?

Materials and labor for subfloor preparation and floor installation,  Furniture moving,  sealing, trim,  Clean-up and disposal.

How do I calculate the square footage of my room?

Once you know the dimensions of your space you can calculate the square footage by multiplying its length (in feet) by its width (in feet). Finding the square footage of an odd-shaped room or multiple rooms requires a few more math steps.

How can I tell if my installation was done well?

When it comes to flooring installation there are many mistakes that can happen during the process that can compromise the appearance and life span of your flooring. Whether you’re thinking of installing your own floor or hiring a professional, below are a few tips that will help you evaluate your flooring installation.

Quick tip: It’s important to note that repairs on installation mistakes are time-consuming and costly — all reasons to be careful when choosing your installer.

Hardwood installation:

WELL DONE:  Seams and end joints are close together, with no gaps. The hardwood will meet the walls snugly, without any edges showing.

POORLY DONE: The hardwood will show air bubbles, debris or dirt particles underneath the floor.

Laminate installation:

WELL DONE:  The joints of the floor will be securely locked together. Joints will be snug and have close-fitting seams with no separation or cracking.

POORLY DONE: The laminate will show frayed edges or shavings between the laminate floor boards.

Vinyl installation:

WELL DONE:  The vinyl floor will be smooth and won’t show any bumps or ridges. The vinyl floor will meet the walls snugly, without any edges showing.

POORLY DONE: The vinyl floor will show bubbles or waves underneath the surface.

Tile installation:

WELL DONE:  The tiles will be securely locked together with no separation or cracking. The tiles will be flat and even when you run your hand over the top.

POORLY DONE: The tile grout lines will be inconsistent.

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