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THE DOLPHIN DIFFERENCE

Helping people with flooring for over 48 years.

Pre-Installation Checklist

  • Remove all breakables. Give yourself plenty of time so you're not rushed on the day of the installation. Remove all glass frames and paintings, and remove all items from bookcases, curio cabinets, and any furniture items that the installer will be moving.
  • Unplug appliances and close gas lines as needed in any area of your home that will be affected by the installation.
  • Remove any items in storage areas or closets where the new floor is to be installed. Don't forget to check the closets.
  • Move all furniture from any areas where new flooring will be installed.
  • Protect Your House From Dust. Consider covering furniture and doorways in areas beyond where the flooring will be installed. Dust can travel into unexpected places, so additional coverage of valuables and furniture is a good idea.
  • Make a plan for your small children and pets. To keep your children and pets safe on installation day, arrange for them to stay at the home of a friend or family member. If that is not available, ensure they have a safe place in your home away from the installation area.
  • Clean the floor thoroughly. A clean floor can can speed things up for the installation team. After your furniture is removed, thoroughly vacuum the floors in your installation area. This can save you a lot of time with your post-installation clean up.
  • Communicate with the installation team. Keep in touch with us to be sure all your questions are answered. Let our team know who will be home on installation day so they can prepare accordingly. If parking is an issue, let us know. Details like that can help the installation go smoothly. Remember, a member of your household who is 18 years of age or older must be present when the team arrives.