There is no question that replacing the floors in your kitchen is a huge undertaking. In fact, kitchen remodeling projects are some of the most time consuming and the most expensive projects you can complete, requiring perseverance, patience and a definitely eye for detail. There are a number of factors that you need to consider prior to replacing your kitchen floor, including how you will remove the existing floor, to the new type of floor that you would like to install. Some steps that will help you thorough this process are highlighted here.
Select the new flooring
There are a number of options to consider for you when installing a new kitchen floor from vinyl to laminate and even hardwood. When you are choosing the right product for your kitchen, it is a good idea to consult with an expert or even a general contractor regarding what is the best option. You have to consider things such as traffic and how often things are likely to be dropped.
Remove appliances and clean
The next step will be to remove all of the appliances and furniture in the kitchen and clean the existing area. It will look best if you install the new flooring wall to wall.
Remove the existing flooring
If you have tile as your existing kitchen flooring, this will take a bit of time to remove. Removing vinyl flooring is also a bit time consuming, but not as much as tile. The key is to make sure that you use the right tools and ensure that all traces of grout and adhesive are removed. If you are removing a laminate or hardwood flooring it will be necessary to add a new underlayment prior to adding the new flooring.
Lay your new flooring material
You need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when laying new flooring in your kitchen. Vinyl flooring is able to be installed in just a few hours, and is a similar process to laminate flooring. Wood and tile flooring can take a number of days to complete depending on the tile patterns and size of your kitchen. Also, the more complicated the installation process, the longer it will take for the tile to set and then dry.
When you use the tips here you can have a great looking, brand new kitchen floor within a few days. This will help provide a fresh, new look to your space. You’ll also be happy to know that kitchen remodeling can significantly increase the resale value of your home.