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Thank you for your decision to purchase a flooring detail measurement from NW Extreme Installers. After your measurement is complete the information will be sent to the Store, and NW Extreme Installers will create a complete quote for your review. If you have any questions regarding the detail or installation, please contact NW Extreme Installers. Outlined below is important information about the installation process. It will help you understand what to expect before, during, and after your installation project.
Concrete subfloors will require a moisture barrier designed for flooring. Crawl spaces must have a plastic vapor barrier in place before any installation can begin. An expansion gap is required at the perimeter of the room at any poles, etc., to allow for normal movement. Subfloors not level to manufacturer tolerances will need to be leveled, additional charges may apply if performed by the Independent Contractor. New molding may be required to hide the edges of the flooring and cover the expansion gap
Laminate and Wood flooring both require acclimation inside of your home, per the manufacturers specifications. This requires the purchase of delivery prior to the installation date to allow the proper amount of time for acclimation. If you have any questions regarding the specific acclimation period of your product, please feel free to reach out to us.
Existing Flooring Removal
If you have chosen to purchase the removal of your existing flooring through NW Extreme, please be aware that our services do not include the removal of existing vinyl flooring in home built prior to 1986 (2004 in Oregon), as they main contain asbestos. Additional Charges may apply for any removal of highly stained flooring.
While every effort is made to include all labor in your quote, please be aware that additional charges may apply once the installer has begun the installation process. Unforeseen circumstances discovered once installation begins such as damaged subfloor, we subfloor, pet urine soaked carpet, insect infested carpet, unlevel or uneven subfloors, and termite damage will result in additional charges that must be approved and paid for by the customer prior to the contractor resuming work. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions of the NW Extreme customer contract for more information.
If you have paid for this service, the independent Contractor will move normal household furniture on the day of installation. Please make sure any and all personal items are removed from all furniture to be moved. We also ask that you remove any glass items, including wall art. Any furniture that will not fit through a standard doorway will need to be broken down as much as possible prior to the arrival of the installer. Contractors will not move certain items such as antiques, electronics, pianos, pool tables, waterbeds, aquariums, safes, pin ball machines, exercise equipment, sleep number beds, boxes/totes etc. If you have questions regarding specific items, please feel free to reach out to us.
If you have NOT purchased furniture moving, please arrange for ALL furniture to be removed from any areas in which flooring will be installed.
Prior to Install
Unless you have paid for optional services through NW Extreme Installers, you should make arrangements to have your furniture moved and any existing flooring torn up and and removed from all rooms receiving new flooring prior to the day of installation. 48 hours prior to installation, the areas being installed in must have climate control, power and adequate lighting. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions of the NW Extreme Installers Installation Services contract for more information
Please unplug all items, disconnect and remove all electronics (computers, stereos, TVs, VCR, DVD etc). Clear closet floors up to 3 feet from floor, remove items under beds, bed coverings, lamps, knick knacks, fragile or high value, sentimental and antiques. Remove glassware from China cabinets, remove books from freestanding bookcases and pictures from walls.
Day of Install
An individual 18 years of age or older must be present for both the detail and installation. The Independent Contractor will confirm the the correct new flooring with customer prior to starting job. Customer should identify any wiring in the new flooring area such as alarm, monitoring systems, home theater etc. Please ensure children and pets are not in the installation area during the installation. Potential exists for minor scuffing of baseboards/walls. Scuffing will be worse with new paint.
Cleaning your new flooring
Please be sure not to wet mop a laminate or wood floor, it should only be cleaned with specially designed products for these floors.