We at Jack’s Tile and Carpet have in-house installers that have been working for solely for us for 15+ years. We guarantee that your vinyl installation will be above any expectation that you may have. Our installers are bonded and insured, drive company-issued vehicles, and wear company uniforms. Many local vinyl companies and larger carpet retailers sub contract out their work to installation companies. On the contrary, at Jack’s, we employ both the sales and installation staff to ensure a flawless and worry-free process from start to finish.
Listed below are answers to many questions that you may have regarding vinyl installation:
- There is an additional charge to remove your existing floor covering, haul it away, and moving larger pieces of furniture and appliances.
- Before the installers arrive you will need to:
- Remove all breakable items, like vases, lamps, collectibles, and heirlooms.
- Detach and store wiring from TVs, VCR/DVD Players, stereos, and computers.
- Clear desktops, tabletops, bookshelves, tops of dressers and closet floors.
- Please keep in mind that all floor coverings need to be installed over a structurally sound and properly installed subfloor. Any wood that has been damaged by insects, water, or other factors should be repaired prior to vinyl installation.
- Vinyl can be installed over existing vinyl flooring as long as there aren’t height considerations with doors and appliances and as long as the existing floor is not damaged. If the existing vinyl flooring is damaged, it will most likely need to be removed and a thin, slick piece of plywood called Luan will be installed over the subfloor to allow for a perfectly flat surface for your new vinyl flooring to be installed. If new Luan is needed, there is additional cost to do so and thus this may need to be part of your budget.
- In many cases, moldings such as shoe mold and ¼ round will need to be replaced when installing a new floor. Shoe mold and ¼ round is an additional cost that you should account for when budgeting for a new laminate floor.
- Your installers will use a variety of tools and techniques that can make the work area hazardous. Please make sure that your children and pets are kept out of the work area on installation day.