Common questions

Do you have to move appliances before installing new floors?

Do you have to move appliances before installing new floors?

If new flooring is going into a room with large appliances that may need to be rewired before moving, be sure to contact an electrician well in advance of your floor installation appointment. In case your appliances need to be moved, there’s less worry about a heavy piece of machinery scuffing up old floors before you install your new ones.

How big of an expansion joint do I need for laminate flooring?

For most laminate floors (check with your specific manufacturer), an expansion joint is required for larger rooms. Usually the limit for running continuous laminate is about 40′. If your room is longer or wider than 40′, a t-molding is usually required to break up the floor.

Can a laminate floor be installed over a subfloor?

How to Install a Laminate Floating Floor. Installing laminate flooring is a snap — literally. A laminate floor is a “floating floor,” meaning it is not fastened directly to the subfloor. It can be installed over any other tightly bonded flooring, making it ideal for retrofits.

What should I do Before I install a new floor?

One of the best things you can do before you install a new floor is to complete any other remodeling jobs in the room first. Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint, new wallpaper, or general repairs, wrapping up these projects in advance will help protect your beautiful new floor from damage.

How do you put a floor shifter in place?

Place the floor shifter template onto the floor, aligning the center of the template with the predrilled hole. Mark the outer perimeter of the template with a sharpie marker. Insert the new floor shifter in place, and attach the 1/2-inch metal screws into the floor to hold the shifter in place.

How long does it take to replace a column shifter?

You can replace your column shifter with a floor shifter in less than eight hours, depending on your level of experience with tools and mechanics. But even the do-it-yourselfer with little or no experience can complete this project. Remove the steering wheel center cap with a flathead screwdriver.

Where is the column shifter on a car?

A column shifter is located on the steering column of your automobile, usually on the right side. If you are modifying your car and want to change from a column shifter to a floor shifter, the job is as simple as changing a few levers.

When do you need an expansion gap for laminate flooring?

Expansion gap is necessary to avoid buckling of the floor. During winter and summer your floor will expand and shrink. By pinching your floor with cabinet you are blocking free expansion of your floor and the final effect of this mistake will be big bump on your floor. 7. Unintentional installation of wrong or defective laminate planks

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Ruth Doyle