Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to your home, and we’re excited to help you get
your installation started. We recommend hiring a professional installation team to
ensure it’s all done properly. These tips will help you prepare so everything goes smoothly on the big day.


When purchasing your hardwood floors, ask your flooring retailer if they have professional hardwood installers on staff. If not, ask them to recommend an independent installer for your area. In most cases, the retailer will handle all the details of arranging the installation.

Be sure to ask about additional fees for things like old flooring removal and disposal, and moving larger furniture pieces.


Aside from clearing the installation areas in your home, there are a few other ways to prepare:

Make sure your hardwood floors are delivered to your home at least two days before installation so they can acclimate to the environment. Use the temperature and humidity guidelines recommended for your hardwood floors.

Always examine your new flooring for damage or defects before installation.

Be sure to read and follow the installation instructions.

Take care of any repairs to the subfloors before installing any new flooring.