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Right Time For Replacing the Flooring in Your Home

By on Last modified: December 20, 2016

We all love having clean, shiny and high-quality floors in our home because they add warmness and comfort to our little piece of paradise. There is nothing more important than a cozy and a safe home where you can spend precious time with your loved ones. So, if you have decided to replace the floors to make your home a more enjoyable place to live, then you probably have considered a few materials.

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There are various types to choose from, but some which are more preferable than others. Wood floors and loose lay planks are among the most popular flooring options nowadays. Wood floors usually come with 50-year warranty, and with proper care they can last at least twice that long. This comes with high price. From $2 to $10 per square meter not including the installation, wood floor is a pricey investment. If you still want style, comfort, warmth and quality without paying a fortune, loose lay planks is your best option. However, there are a few factors you need to keep in mind to save yourself both time and unnecessary headaches.

Doors wide open

You should know that when you are having loose lay planks flooring installed, there is a lot of work to be done and most of the time the doors will have to be open. The old flooring will have to be carried outside and the new one inside. Therefore, taking this factor into consideration, winter is definitely not the best time of the year for such home renovation project. The weather can be really unpleasant and with so much going in and out, your home will easily chill out. There is no reason to pay unnecessary high bills when you know your door and windows will be wide open for the greater part of the day.

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Ventilation and fresh air

While floor replacement is ongoing, you would certainly want to open the windows to get rid of odors and fumes and for ventilation. However, if you choose to install loose lay planks, then you do not have to worry about this problem as in areas without high traffic, these floors can be installed without the use of adhesive or tape.

Humidity

Almost all types of flooring, including loose lay planks need to get accustomed to new climates and conditions before being installed. This means that the flooring has to take on the temperature and the humidity level that is outdoors, otherwise, there are great chances that problems will arise.

To sum up, fall and spring are definitely the best seasons of the year for floor replacement. They allow the most complete and fastest acclimation and there is a minimum risk of problems because this is when homes are least likely to have either very low or very high humidity.