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LVT installation tips: What to do before your installers arrive

LVT flooring in Honolulu always looks best when professionally installed by industry experts. While you could certainly sit back and let the installers do all the work, the truth is there are several things you can do ahead of time that would not only speed up the installation process but also assure the best results. There are some very simple steps you can take to help contain the dust and manage the mess. Although professionals will take certain precautions to ensure a successful job, the more you can prepare in advance, the better.

Control dust

When installing LVT in Hawaii, of course, dust will be your number one concern. That stuff gets everywhere! For plank installations that require cutting, sawing, and sanding, this is even more of an issue. Sealing off rooms with plastic sheets makes a huge difference in terms of keeping dust in its place. Cover doorways, heating ducts, and any other opening to prevent dust from scattering and flying around, going from room to room and creating a total mess.

Remove doors

Normally, the installers that put in LVT in Hawaii remove doors themselves before beginning work. However, to make sure your precious doors are kept in perfect condition, consider doing this yourself. It’s quite simple: remove the doors in the room, taking them off their hinges, then stacking them in another room. To prevent scratching, make sure to place a blanket in-between each one. Keep the hinge screws together by keeping them in a plastic bag.

Remove baseboards

Often, installers remove these before beginning work, adding new ones afterward. However, if you're looking to save a bit of money, you can remove baseboards yourself. Since they're normally thin and delicate, you'll need to be careful not to damage them.

Remove trim on doors

The door trim is often trickier to remove than baseboards, but certainly manageable. For the most part, installers don’t remove the trim, opting to cut off the bottom of the moldings because it’s easier and faster. If you take the time to remove the trim though, you typically get a much nicer look.

LVT flooring store near you!

Planning a home redesign? Not sure which flooring would best suit your home? Looking for an LVT flooring store near you? Drop by our Bougainville Flooring Superstore in Honolulu to view the latest flooring samples. Our on-site professionals are here to make your renovation a complete success!