Hardwood Installation

Knowing what to expect on hardwood installation day will help put you and your family at ease.  

Hardwood Installation In The Greater Boston Area

Being knowledgeable and prepared for the big day when the new hardwood will transform your home is very important. Being ready for the installation of your hardwood will make the entire process go faster and more efficiently.

Before Installation Day:

  • Relocate furniture
  • Empty china cabinets and closets
  • Consider removal and disposal of the old floor covering
  • Remove it yourself and leave it 1 day before installation
  • For carpet, leave tack strips and pull out staples


  • Moldings and baseboards removed for additional costs
  • Installers not responsible for breakage
  • Painted baseboards, woodwork, and paint may need retouching (your responsibility)


  • May need to be prepared
  • A new subfloor may be required
  • A job best left to the professionals


  • Waste will be produced
  • Waste collected and disposed of by installers at an additional cost
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During & After Installation Day

During Installation:

  • Be home and available
  • Be prepared for questions
  • Presence ensures the right wood is installed in the right areas
  • The exact time of arrival cannot be guaranteed, only a time frame


  • Installers use tools and techniques that can be hazardous
  • Make sure that children and pets are out of the work area
  • Follow through with a walk-through
  • Prior to completion walk through to ask questions and be clear on any final details

After Installation Day

  • Establish good ventilation for 48 to 72 hours
  • Being prepared for installation day will make your life and the installers a lot easier

Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Follow our hardwood care & maintenance guide here!

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