The answer to the question is,“do the floors first!” And here's why: Removing and replacing flooring or carpeting is dirty work. If you paint first, and then do floors, there is a good chance that a lot of dirt, dust, sawdust or tile/stone dust will end up on your freshly painted walls and trim.
Likewise, people ask, how do you paint a room with carpet?
Mask before painting by working from the room's doorway around the outside, laying 1-foot-long (30.48 cm) strips of masking tape at the edge to protect carpet. Tuck the tape over the carpet edge and just under the baseboard trim as you work. Use the putty knife to press the tape down into the space under the baseboard.
Do you paint before new carpet?
The painters will come in before carpet, kitchen cabinets, other floorings and other trades. They paint ceilings, doors(if installed), Trim and then single coat the walls. All other trades finish including carpet and other flooring.
Finish Flooring. After the drywall is on, taped and painted, it's time to install the finish flooring. Carpet, vinyl, tile or hardwood installs on top of the subfloor for a finished look. The finish flooring can add 3/8 to 3/4 inch to the height of the floor.
"Paint all the woodwork first—the first and second coats—then move onto the walls," says O'Neil. "If you toggle back and forth, your cutlines won't be as sharp. When you do the woodwork first, you can ride the trim paint onto the walls a little, then cut over it in one go."
It usually only takes about 2 days to refinish hardwood floors with water based polyurethane. (Some places will do it in 1 day, but I would recommend staying away from those places…it will last longer if you allow more drying time, and each coat needs an extra 2-4 hrs to dry.)
On average, you can walk on the floors approximately 24 hours after the application of the final coat. We recommend that for hours 24-48 that you wear socks only - no shoes, no bare feet. Click here for more info on How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors.
Most manufacturers recommend materials acclimate for a minimum of three days with no maximum suggested. In order to make a proper judgment call on how much time is needed to acclimate your wood flooring, you need to have a baseline and know what the moisture content of wood flooring is when it is delivered.
If the wood is installed too dry, when it picks up moisture from the higher humidity environment it will expand and could cause permanent cupping. The goal is to acclimate the wood to whatever the normal living conditions are and ensure the wood flooring moisture content is within 2% of the subfloor moisture content.
Laminate flooring material needs to acclimate (adjust) to the moisture and temperature conditions of the installation environment for 24 to 72 hours (depending on the product) before it can be installed. You won't need to provide any special tools or materials.
Each laminate flooring plank contains a tongue and groove, these edges of the board cause your locking system to click together. The tongue on laminate flooring is the small flat edge on one side of the board, this is the top edge that is going to angle and lock into the bottom side of another board.
The goal while thinking about leveling the subfloor is to have a clean, smooth and level surface upon which to install Designer Floor Planks laminate flooring. Remember, laminate flooring with attached underlayment padding can accept a deviance of 1/8th of an inch over 40 inches.
There are compounds that are available to make the floor even, before you install the flooring. These self-leveling compounds level uneven surfaces when poured onto the subfloor. When they dry, the surface will be perfectly flat and ready for the installation of the laminate floorboards.
You may install vinyl over vinyl if the existing floor is one layer thick.
- Remove the baseboards.
- Prep your subfloor so that it is clean, dry and level within 3/16-inch change per 10 feet. Use a self-leveler on low spots and / or sand high spots of wood or concrete. Do not sand vinyl flooring – it may contain asbestos.
Click Lock Vinyl Plank Flooring. Most of these vinyl floors can be installed right on the subfloor. If you have any areas on a concrete subfloor that may accumulate water or moisture, it is recommended to use a vapor barrier underlayment. This will prevent any mold or mildew from trapping any moisture under the planks.
If you're installing a new floor, sink, and toilet, you should install the laminate flooring first so it's under the sink and cabinetry. Because laminate flooring floats above the sub-floor on top of underlayment, it will expand and contract slightly with the temperature and humidity of the room.
BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS—Because the Pergo surface is resistant to water, Pergo laminate flooring can be installed in bathrooms. However, it is very important to prevent water or moisture from getting under the floor. Installation in bathrooms must be made in accordance with the following instructions: a.
If you are installing a hardwood floating floor (or any floating floor such as cork or laminate), you should install the floor AFTER the kitchen cabinets are installed. Floating floors are clicked together and not adhered to the floor. The reason for this is that floating floors move, and they expand and contract.
If you are installing a hardwood floating floor (or any floating floor such as cork or laminate), you should install the floor AFTER the kitchen cabinets are installed. So, floors that are nailed (or glued) should be installed BEFORE the cabinets and floors that are floated should be done AFTER the cabinets.
A floating floor is a floor that does not need to be nailed or glued to the subfloor. The term floating floor refers to the installation method, but is often used synonymously with laminate flooring but is applied now to other coverings such as floating tile systems and vinyl flooring in a domestic context.
12mm thick laminate flooring starts at around $18 per square metre and if you have it professionally laid, will cost around $42 to $45 per square metre, including underlay. While floating floorboards start at about $15 per square metre, the price can go as high as $100 per square metre or more for solid timber.
The word 'floating' describes a specific floor installation method. Usually, that type of floor is installed over a layer of proper underlay which itself is constructed over an appropriate subfloor. Moreover, it does not need to be nailed or glued to the subfloor.
Select the paint carefully. Choose upholstery paint only. If you use acrylic or any other paint, your carpet will end up with that crunchy, clumpy feel. And while you could use a paintbrush and paint from a can, you won't achieve the same coverage consistency as you would using spray paint.