BEFORE Hardwood Installation
Proper preparation is crucial for a seamless hardwood installation day. Our team will provide a comprehensive checklist outlining all the details for your hardwood installation. It's important to have the installation area cleared and prepped in advance, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.
During Hardwood Installation
We require kids and pets to stay out of the installation area for their safety and the convenience of our installation craftsperson(s). Our team will complete the installation using industry standards while applying best practices. Having your space acclimated at the properly working climate-controlled temperature and relative humidity range is essential. The climate control is to be permanently operating a minimum of 2 weeks before installation, during installation and for the life of the home. Even if you are seasonally not in the space it is required to have climate control in the ranges set by the manufacturer to maintain warranty. Protect your investment by having and keeping your climate controlled.
AFTER Hardwood Installation
While still maintaining climate control throughout the life of the wood floor be sure to use the proper care and maintenance suggested from the manufacturer. We do stock most recommended cleaners here at Rice’s More Than Floors. A few wood floors are waterproof however do not flood these floors. The initial couple cleanings may be more intense after the install due to the dust that is disturbed in your space from the removal of your old floors, the dust that was on your substrate and some generated from our team. Although we do our best to control dust, expect dust in your space and surrounding spaces. First step is to always vacuum. Do a test area to make sure the floor is not damaged by your vacuum or your vacuuming process. Always apply floor protecters to items that will be on your wood floor these are available at Rice’s to protect your investment. Never drag or roll items across your floor and remember we offer area rugs to enhance the look of your wood floors. If you observe a bad plank contact us and we typically can utilize your attic stock to replace the plank. Last tip is to avoid any wheeled items on the wood floor and or most any flooring without floor protection as most floors are not warrantied for wheeled traffic.