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What to do before we come to install your floors

May 20, 2019

You made the right choice! Advantage Flooring is the company coming to supply and install your hardwood, engineered, laminate or carpeted floors. Before your installation date rolls around, remember that installers are professional craftsman and need to have the area properly prepared before they can install your new flooring.The below checklist aims to help you prepare for your hardwood floor installation, carpet installation, or other flooring install.Remove all breakables.Determine up front who will remove furniture, appliances and the sub floor if needed.Arrange for the disconnection of gas appliances and electronics.Determine if any change to the height of the floor requires adjustments to doors for them to open and close properly.Remove items in storage areas and closets where the new floor is to be installed.Remove drapes, wall hangings and pictures from walls.Clean all floors properly prior to laying new floors.Verify that the inside temperature is appropriate for...

A guide to picking the best hardwood flooring and stair contractor

April 10, 2019

Picking the right floor is hard … but picking the right flooring installer is even more important. The flooring pro you choose is going to either cause you headaches or make your floors look like they should in your home ... beautiful! Here are 5 things that you should look for when choosing a flooring contractor for your home:Choose An Expert A professional flooring specialist is courteous, knowledgeable and skillful. They are also friendly, polite and qualified. They are trained to uphold the highest standards and to complete their work to the customer's satisfaction. A professional flooring specialist will install your floors correctly, and they will also take the time to explain their process to you and why they've chosen their specific method. This is the type of flooring contractor that you want and should expect for your project.Look For Experience Choose a flooring contractor that has many years of experience in the flooring business. Installing flooring can be very...

Reasons to Consider Hardwood Flooring

June 28, 2018

You're looking to have new flooring put into your home. You've spent ages examining carpet samples, trying to find the perfect style. But as pretty as that can be, have you considered hardwood? There are a number of factors, both aesthetic and practical, which make hardwood flooring a great option for just about any room in your house.1. It's Easy to CleanWhen you spill something on your carpet, it stains. Crumbs accumulate in the fibers and are often difficult to get out. To keep it clean, you need a whole array of different cleaning products, and you may have to spend time on your hands and knees, spraying and scrubbing to try to lift a stain. And that's to say nothing of ordinary dust that builds up over time.Hardwood flooring, on the other hand, is very low maintenance. A quick sweep or a mop can pick up just about anything you drop. Vacuum once a week to keep dust at bay. Your floor will always look great, with minimal effort.2. It's DurableA good quality wood will last for...