Floor and Tile Removal Can be a Huge Undertaking. Follow These 3 Tips To Make it Easier

by | Feb 11, 2022 | Home Improvement

If you’re planning a floor and tile removal project, the most important thing you can do is prepare to deal with dozens of moving pieces at any given time (literally). Whether you’ve done this before or are a novice, you can never be overly cautious when it comes to preparation. That’s exactly why today, we’re discussing the three most important steps you can take to make sure that your flooring removal project goes as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. Let’s dive in.

Plan Ahead

This may seem like a no-brainer, but planning ahead is difficult because it can mean something different to everyone. Let’s go over what it means to plan ahead for us. First and foremost, you’ll have to determine which rooms in your home you’ll be working on–and when. Then, you’ll have to make selections for the new tile that you want to bring in. Next, it’ll be time to determine whether you want to brave a DIY removal or would rather make your life easier and go with a professional (more on that later).

If you opt to carry out the floor and tile removal process yourself, there are numerous logistical factors you’ll need to take care of. These include:

  • Scheduling the project during days and times when you’re free and/or requesting time off work (and other commitments) to make sure it gets done.
  • Researching, cost-comparing, and purchasing all of the power tools and materials you’ll need to do the project.
  • Enlisting the help of any friends who are available or experienced enough to help.
  • Purchasing protective equipment so that you reduce your chances of getting hurt during the flooring change and the old flooring removal process.

Don’t Forget About Disposal

Whether you’re fully taking care of the flooring change yourself or are hiring contractors to do it, be sure to avoid one of the most common mistakes that homeowners make: accounting for the time, energy, and equipment you’ll need to dispose of the old flooring and construction materials.

Many contractors take care of the actual construction, but not of the disposal process for all of the old flooring and ensuing debris. Don’t paint yourself into a corner by forgetting to make arrangements for this, as it can be surprisingly difficult to carry out.

Floor and tile removal isn’t just difficult; it can be dangerous. It involves transporting heavy, hard, and sharp materials out of your home, into a vehicle, and to an appropriate disposal site. This places both you in harm’s way and your property at risk of damage. We’re not saying this to be alarmist; we’re saying it because it’s an important reality to acknowledge as you gear up to begin your renovations.

Hire a Professional

We won’t tell you how to do your actual construction work; if you are experienced enough to take care of it yourself, more power to you (so long as it’s done safely and responsibly). However, we definitely have some advice to give when it comes to the removal process: whether it’s us or someone else, go with a professional junk removal company instead of doing it yourself.

By the time you’re disposing of construction materials, you’re likely to be tired and overwhelmed (even if you hired a contractor). Those aren’t the safest circumstances for a quick, efficient, and harmless removal. On top of that, organizing the removal itself is complicated: you’ll need to find and use a car that can handle all of the debris without damage (and preferably all at once, unless you want to make multiple trips to the disposal site). You’ll need protective equipment (and probably a decent amount of manpower) in order to safely transport the debris. You’ll also need to be as careful as possible in order to avoid injury to yourself or damage to your home and/or vehicle.

All in all, floor and tile removal is a difficult process, and we highly recommend leaving it to professionals who you can trust. In doing so, you’ll be able to focus on what matters most: enjoying your beautiful new floors.

If you’re gearing up for floor and tile removal, set yourself up for success by working with a junk removal provider you can trust to get the job done. To learn more about Junk Reduction and why we’re the team you can count on, just click here.

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