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Advice on how to get ready for an install

Once you’ve scheduled the installation of your brand new flooring, it’s important that you know how to get ready for an install. There’s no point in doing all kinds of things you think might be necessary, only to find out you didn’t have to do some of them. Knowing exactly what’s important and required can make a world of difference in your installation experience and we’re happy to help you through that process.

MFSI focuses on our customer as our number one priority. We strive for complete satisfaction in every aspect of your flooring project and that’s something you’ll be able to tell right away. We proudly serve the communities of Saint Peters, Quincy, Illinois; Carbondale, Illinois; Saint Louis, MO; and Sullivan, MO and we’re looking forward to serving you as well. Our professional installers bring unprecedented craftsmanship to every project we undertake, knowing that your floors depend on us.

Important facts on how to prepare for an install

Not everyone prepares for a flooring installation in the same way. For instance, some homeowners choose to move their own heavy furniture, while other homeowners are simply not able to do that. Those that aren’t able to move their own can pay extra for that service, and others opt to save money and do it themselves.

Other items that need to be removed prior to your flooring installation include anything on the floor of your closet or under beds, bedding, lamps, antiques, and anything that is fragile, extremely expensive or has a great deal of sentimental value. It’s always important, no matter what type of flooring is being installed, to let your installers know the location of any hidden wiring for items such as alarms or surveillance systems.
Installation Preparation in Saint Peters, MO area from MFSI
For carpet installations, it’s important to note that new carpet cannot be installed over old padding due to warranty restrictions. With this in mind, you should either remove your old padding or make arrangements for that to be taken care of prior to installation.

Wood flooring also requires some special considerations. Concrete subfloors, for instance, should have a moisture barrier installed, while crawl spaces need a plastic vapor barrier for best results. This material must also be acclimated, meaning you should have the flooring delivered at least 24 and up to 72 hours prior to installation. Be sure to ask if you’re unsure about which is necessary for your own materials.