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What to do with furniture before installing flooring?

13 May 2024

By: Floorrich Singapore

Installing flooring is a huge task, so it’s important to have a plan for moving the furniture before the installation begins. Photo: Pexels

Preparing your home for new flooring is an exciting yet daunting task, especially when it comes to managing furniture. Whether you’re updating your current residence or preparing for a new house renovation, it’s important to plan efficiently. We’ll discuss how to prepare for home renovation, including advice on what to do with your furniture to ensure a smooth transition to your new flooring.

1. Plan Ahead

Before the flooring experts arrive, it’s essential to have a clear plan in place. Start by assessing each room that will receive new flooring. Create a detailed checklist of all the furniture items in these areas. Planning not only helps in organising but also reduces the risk of damage and confusion during the renovation process.

2. Decide What Stays and What Goes

Evaluate your furniture and decide if all pieces will return to their original places post-installation or if you’ll take this opportunity to declutter and redesign. Sometimes, new flooring can inspire changes in decor, so consider this an opportunity for a mini-makeover.

3. Clear the Space

For an effective installation, all furniture must be moved out of the rooms where the new flooring will be laid. Here are a few strategies:

  • Temporarily relocate furniture: If you have extra space in your home, such as an unused room, use it to store your furniture temporarily. This is often the easiest solution as it keeps your items close by and easy to move back once the flooring is complete.
  • Use storage solutions: Renting a storage unit can be a good option, particularly for large-scale renovations or if you lack extra space at home. Storage units provide a safe and secure place for your belongings during the renovation period.

4. Protect Your Belongings

Regardless of where you store your furniture, it’s important to protect it from dust and damage. Remember to cover your furniture with sheets or plastic covers to keep them clean during the renovation. 

5. Prepare for the Return

Once your new flooring is installed and thoroughly dried or cured, it’s time to move your furniture back in. But before you do, clean the flooring according to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure it’s free from any post-installation debris or dust. Plan the layout of your furniture, possibly considering new arrangements that could enhance your space’s functionality and aesthetic appeal.

6. Professional Advice

Consult with flooring installation professionals like Floorrich for any specific recommendations or requirements related to your particular type of flooring. We have useful tips on handling furniture before, during, and after the installation process.

Installing new flooring is a significant aspect of any home renovation. By effectively managing your furniture, you can ensure that the process goes smoothly, protecting both your new investment and your beloved furnishings. Did you know Floorrich also offers professional movers to help move the furniture around the house while they install your new flooring?

Contact us today for flooring installation services for your new home in Singapore.