Installing your own floor can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools, and a quality DIY flooring kit, you’ll achieve gorgeous results. Here are a few ways to prepare your existing space for your new exciting DIY flooring project:
Step 1: Get the right tools
From measuring tools, levels, and more, it’s important to find out what your flooring package will include so that you can prepare and possibly stock up on specific tools and supplies for the task ahead.
Step 2: Clear the room
In order to get accurate measurements of the room you want to install the floors in, you’ll need to clear the space. Not only will you have space to move more freely in, you also won’t have to shift anything around when you’re measuring from one wall to another. Measuring from one wall to another won’t always be accurate, because the walls may have skirting lower down that needs to be taken into consideration. For accurate floor measurement, click here.
Step 3: Prepare the existing floor
Before you put down a new layer of flooring, you’ll need to ensure that the existing floor is ready. This means that you’ll need to:
- Make sure the existing floor is level. This is important to ensure that the new floor won’t be skew, and have “soft spots” where the floor dips in certain places.
- Clean the existing floor. You don’t want to simply cover up damp patches, dust or dirt. This can breed some unwanted nastiness in the home. If you have carpets, look at deep cleaning beforehand, or you can opt remove the carpets completely.
- Ensure that floor is completely dry. You don’t want mould forming in the thin layer between your existing floor and new floor.
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