Should you leave home during hardwood floor installation?

jarra flooringYou have just hired a flooring contractor to install a hardwood floor in your home. Like any other homeowner, you want the job to be done the earliest time possible so you can start enjoying your hardwood floor. It’s a big job, but you want it done right.Do you need to stay elsewhere while the installation process takes place?

How long will the project last?

Keep in mind that the flooring job depends on several factors such as:

  • How much flooring is involved
  • How quickly the contractor can move from room to room
  • Your specification
  • The contractor’s requirement

Generally, the time for the task to be finished is anywhere between 3 – 5 days. However, your flooring contractor will give you an estimate as to when the entire job will be completed. Did you know that by leaving your home during the flooring installation, it can quicken the time frame?

Reasons to leave include:

  • There will be lots of dust and bad fumes – so it might be risky for your health.
  • There will be a lot of movement inside like moving furniture, so it’s better to stay out of the way.
  • Most floor sealing products may require 24 hours before using and it may take a few more days for the treatment to cure fully.
  • Weather can also be a factor

Should you leave home during hardwood floor installation?

Definitely yes – it will not just make the installation process faster all round, but it can also keep you away from all the health risk you might be exposed to during the process. Talk with your contractor about leaving home for a few days and ensure your insurance coverage and warranty are all sorted.

For all your hardwood floor installation needs, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We offer flooring installation and repair services – ring us today and let’s discuss your flooring options.