What You Need to Know About New Floor Installation

Deciding to have a new floor installed is an exciting time in the life of a homeowner because it means that big change is on the horizon. There are few things more fun than imagining what new hardwood floors can do for a classic dining room, or how smooth marble will feel in a modern bathroom. But all that wonder can soon turn to frustration if you skip steps during the planning process. See what you need to know before diving into the process.

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Key Considerations

There are some flooring options that simply aren’t practical in certain rooms, and it often helps to know what you can’t have before you start considering what you can have. Carpeting in a bathroom, for example, is an open invitation for mold and mildew to accumulate in the fibers. In a room with much moisture and humidity, you should be choosing tile, stone, or marble. Hardwood floors are excellent in dining rooms where they’re unlikely to encounter water, while vinyl may look best in the kitchen due to its waterproof nature.

The State of Your Floors

If your floors are currently in a sorry state, new flooring installation gives you a chance to improve the stability of your home. When a house shifts and moves over time, it causes the floors to do the same. If your floors aren’t level, it puts a significant amount of strain on the material which can decrease the life of your floors. New floor installation allows you to even out the imperfections of your home, so it has a better chance of surviving the everyday stresses that can threaten its structure.

The Devil Is in the Details

A new floor isn’t just the material under your feet. It may require replacing the flooring trim that lines the edge of the room. If you’re planning to replace the flooring on the stairs, you’ll need to consider whether or not you want tread for them. (This is highly recommended if you have little ones in the house.) You may also want to consider replacing the baseboards to fit the new decorating scheme you want. These choices may not seem like major factors in a new floor installation, but it helps to have these questions answered sooner rather than later.

Picking a Partner

Homeowners who need a new floor installed should contact someone who understands just how important each decision is. Abston Installations has the experience to ensure you get the most economical and beautiful choice for your home. We understand what it means to update the look of what lies beneath your feet, but we also understand how the flooring affects the rest of your home as well.

Give Abston Installations a call if you’re thinking about getting a new floor for your home. Our consultants will find out more about what you need, what you want, and how to make all of it match up to your budget.

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Tips for Tile Removal in Sarasota

If your kitchen needs a spruce, one of the best ways to start your makeover is, to begin with the tile. The color scheme of your floor lets you work from the bottom up, and can make it easier to envision just how you want the rest of the room to look. Learn from our tips on discerning when it’s time to replace your tiles. Abston Installations specializes in Tile Removal in Sarasota.

Select tiles remain timeless, but certainly, not all of them will keep up with today’s modern trends. Even if you still love the design of your tiles, there may be other reasons to remove them. Tiles can be restored if they have small cracks or chips, but anything beyond this should be replaced. Loose or broken tiles that were improperly installed in the first place also aren’t likely to be fixed by the restoration process. It can be frustrating when tiles start to show wear and tear — especially if your beloved tile pattern is no longer sold — but even the best quality tiles can’t last forever. The good news is that replacing tile gives you a chance to update the look of your home, and potentially even increase its resale value.

Tile Removal Basics

Tile removal is generally best left to professionals. Most homeowners could probably do the job, but the process is lengthy to learn and easy to get wrong. Your kitchen floor is full of grit and dust, and all of those particles are kicked up as soon as you start to disturb the natural order of the house. This dust can end up all over the house if you don’t take care of it right away. It can be picked up by the airflow from the vents and then moved systematically throughout the rooms. Eventually, it can aggravate allergies or cause general irritation to the lungs and skin. It’s not cheap or easy to clean out your entire HVAC system, which makes it a far smarter choice to opt for dustless tile removal Sarasota.

How to Remove

Dustless tile removal uses advanced machinery to ensure the particles are taken care of as soon as they’re produced. Abston Installations not only performs this service, we actually specialize in this particular technique. We know how important it is to take care of the dust immediately because we have extensive experience in how flooring should be done. We’re dedicated to learning more about new discoveries in our field, which is why we go the extra mile when it comes to education and training. Instead of paying for a professional cleaner to clear everything out from the HVAC system, use our dustless tile removal to ensure the health of everyone who lives in or visits your home.

To find out more about tile removal in Sarasota, give Abston Installations a call today to find out how we can help you with your flooring needs.

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The Process Of Home Flooring Installation

Flooring is a vital part of a person’s home. Think of all the ways that flooring can enhance an entire living space. Above all that, flooring is durable, lasting, and hopefully easy to clean. The process can be a little overwhelming for a homeowner to go through. That’s why Abston Installation’s goal is to make the process as easy as possible. Our three-part home flooring installation process is handled with care so that your new floor is done right the first time.

Removing Old Flooring

Once a client has made up their mind to have new flooring installed, they can pick out, with an Abston Installations consultant, the flooring that will work best for their home. That might be hardwood or laminate flooring, in a variety of different textures and colors to complement a homeowner’s environment and lifestyle. There are many different floor styles to choose from.

Then the Abston Installations’ crew takes the time to remove any old flooring around the home in preparation for the new. This might include old floor tiles, which are removed with special dustless tile removal tools. Getting all the old tiles and flooring up the right way, without compromising the air quality around the home is key to the process. Dustless removal is the only way to go for this process. Once all the flooring is removed safely, it’s time for the next step.

Leveling The Floor’s Surface

Not all flooring is naturally even. All houses go through some kind of settling through the years, that can lead to uneven spots around the home. Abston Installations takes the time to properly smooth the surface that the new flooring will be installed on. It has to be even, so the new floor has a long lifespan. Leveling or flattening the foundation of the flooring is so important. Otherwise, when the new flooring is installed it can be unstable or creaky. Uneven or high spots are leveled out with a dustless floor grinding system. This is the most effective and low-cost way to even out a floor.

Installing The New Flooring

The best part of the whole process for the homeowner is seeing their new and finished flooring complete. In order to get there, Abston Installations installs the new flooring with all the proper matching stair treads, risers, baseboards, and trim that are part of the process. Everything works together to make new flooring the best it can be for a home.

Abston Installations gets the job done right. Our company also offers floor care and maintenance tips to help your new floors withstand animals, dirt, kids, and time.

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