How to prepare for a flooring installation

When you decide to upgrade the flooring in your home, the first thing you must do is compare carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and tile. Once you make a choice, it's time for the fun part. There are lots of high-quality brands to browse, and with so many styles, you are sure to find a few favorites. Consider practical and aesthetic factors for each to determine which one is best for your home and lifestyle. Completely Floored is a flooring retailer in Everett, Washington, that makes floor upgrades easy. We meet all of your needs as you prepare for installation day.


Good communication is key when preparing for a flooring installation. Materials needed for the job, like transitions, moldings, trims, and underlayments, are discussed. Further, it may be necessary to make changes in the home, like trimming the bottom of doors to accommodate new floors. Don’t hesitate to voice concerns or ask questions you may have about the upgrade.

Empty space

The room needs to be both empty and clean when the installers arrive. Closets should be empty as well. Window coverings, artwork, or other items on the wall should be removed if they are less than three feet off the floor. Later, be sure to read the warranty and care instructions that come with the flooring before moving furniture and other items back into the room.


Don't plan to have a dinner party the day the floor is installed! Any number of unforeseen problems could arise on the day of installation. Most notably, any subfloor damage that is revealed when existing flooring is removed must be repaired. Therefore, the job may take a few extra hours. It's best to prepare for the unexpected.

Family owned and operated Completely Floored makes it convenient for folks in Everett, Marysville, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Arlington, Mt. Vernon, and other nearby Washington communities to view all of the latest flooring styles. We have a 19,000-square-foot showroom as well as a mobile showroom. Special orders are no problem. In addition to installation, we offer design consultation and free in-home measurement. Carpet removal and disposal is part of the installation process. Our ‘12 months same as cash’ financing is an offer that’s hard