Redo your floors before moving in
Redoing the floors is not an easy task. The rooms have to be emptied and the house becomes a real worksite. And if your floors need sanding and varnishing, you have to leave your home for a few days because of the strong odours and toxic fumes. If on top of that there’s a family pet to relocate, it quickly becomes a real headache.
When you are in a buying process, look at the condition of the floors and take note of repairs and modifications that you would like to do. When you are writing your purchase offer, make sure to take possession of the new house a few days (a few weeks if possible) before you have to leave your current one. You will have an empty house to work on your floors before you move in.
How to choose the right flooring
The type of flooring depends on where it will be laid and on your budget and decor. Since it’s a significant investment, it is preferable to pick a classic style that will stand the test of time. Hardwood floors are a safe option. Available in many sizes and tones, you will find the type of wood that fits your style. Bamboo flooring, more resistant and ecological, is popular these days.
For areas exposed to humidity like the kitchen or the bathroom, ceramic tiles are the best option. Maintenance is easy if joints are sealed properly. Since it is cold to the touch, it is not ideal for a bedroom.
Nowadays, consumers are more aware of the origin and the durability of the materials. It is possible to change your floors while respecting the environment.
How to lay a new floor
If you opt for a floating floor, the installation of the snap-together wood is quite simple. Pay attention to details, like the underlayment and the cutting of the frames. To guide you through the process, learn how to install a floating floor with a tutorial video.
Want to learn how to lay floor tiles with a video? Anticipate many days to complete this project because it takes longer to install and you won’t be able to walk on the floor for a few days.
If you wish to have your floors done by a professional, RONA and its team of certified installers will take care of it and offer you a one-year warranty on labour. Complete the online submission form and a representative will call you within 48 hours.
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