First, all furniture and appliances, if any, need to be removed from the rooms where the work will take place. Because JTFlooring, LLC is not insured to move any furniture or appliances, it is up to the customer to remove their belongings from the work area. It is highly recommended to hire a professional plumber to unhook any water lines before moving or reconnecting the appliances, this ensures that there will be no future leaks damaging the new wood floor. The customer is also responsible for removing any pictures or drapes that are in the work area, preventing dust or damage. JTFlooring, LLC offers to hang plastic over any openings to the surrounding areas or rooms that are not being worked on in order to contain dust to the work area.
Once the space is properly prepared, the work begins. We will now walk you through all of the steps from installation to finish.
We begin with the installation process. Before any wood is installed it is critical that the wood has had time to properly acclimate. The wood needs to be onsite in the area where it is going to be installed for a minimum 0f two days or up to two weeks depending on the material chosen.
This step consists of installing the unfinished or pre-finished wood flooring you have chosen. The process can take multiple days depending on the amount of flooring that is being installed and will have minimal dust. You are able to walk on the flooring if needed during the installation process.
Sanding and finishing
The next step is sanding and finishing. Sanding is what generates all the dust. Sanding your hardwoods helps to ensure that the flooring is flat with a smooth finish. Keeping your floor up to industry standards, your hardwood floor will get a coat of sealer and two coats of finish, commonly known as three coats. Additional coats of finish can be applied upon request. Once the floor is sealed there can be no walking in the work area until all coats are completely dried.
Not all wood flooring needs to be sanded; if you have chosen a pre-finished or laminate product then no sanding or finishing will take place.