Preparing Your Home:
Removing your Existing Floor Covering
You will need to know how you will dispose of your old flooring before installers arrive. If you are going to remove the old carpet and pad yourself, please leave the existing tack strip down only if replacing with carpet.
Every installation has material waste; these leftover pieces are most common in irregular rooms, or when stairs and halls are recovered.
In order to properly install your new flooring, cutting and seaming are quite common. Today's heat-bonded seams are as strong as the rest of the carpet; however, the seams themselves are not invisible. Our installers take great pride in making the seams as inconspicuous as possible.
Take a look at the room for which your flooring was bought. What is the condition of your ceiling? Do your walls need repainting? We recommend that all painting is complete before your new flooring arrives.
Empty Rooms, Please!
Rooms and closets that will be resurfaced must be emptied. Please remember, for both your protection and ours, if the rooms are not cleared before delivery, our company will not be liable for any damage that might occur, directly or indirectly, while handling your property.
Dining Rooms & Dens
Remove all your breakables (ashtrays, plates, vases, lamps, and collectibles) prior to moving the actual furniture; make sure all electrical components are disconnected before you attempt to move your stereo, computer, VCR or TV. Our installers are not responsible for reconnecting these items.
Kitchen & Utility Areas
Davan Floors will Disconnect your appliances and move them. We will move hot water heaters if they are drained and disconnected - or we can hire a plumber if you wish.
Beds need to be stripped prior to installation. Installers will dismantle the beds if necessary.
If vinyl is installed, Davan Floors will also move and replace the commode if needed. If we do remove them, we will insure proper care and replace the wax rings as well!