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Install Vinyl Plank Flooring DIY

DIY Guide: Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring Like a Pro Are you looking to give your space a fresh, modern look without breaking the bank? Vinyl plank flooring might be the answer you’re seeking. Known for its durability, versatility, and ease…

The Best Kitchen Flooring for Your Home

Best Kitchen Flooring for Your Home: A Comprehensive Guide The kitchen, often referred to as the heart of the home, sees a lot of activity day in and day out. From meal preparation to family gatherings, your kitchen floor withstands…

The DIY Dilemma: Renting a Floor Sander

Why Renting a Floor Sander and Refinishing Your Own Floors Might Not Be the Best Idea Renovating your living space can be an exciting endeavor, filled with the promise of creating a fresh, updated look. When it comes to flooring,…

Ceramic Tile vs. Luxury Vinyl Tile

Ceramic Tile vs. Luxury Vinyl Tile: Which One is Best? When it comes to flooring choices, the debate between luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and ceramic tile has been a topic of discussion for homeowners and designers alike. While both options…

DIY Carpet Removal

DIY Carpet Removal: A Step-by-Step Guide Saying goodbye to old carpet is the first step towards a fresh, updated space. Whether you’re preparing to install new flooring or simply seeking a change, DIY carpet removal can be a manageable project…

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you install carpet? – We do not provide or install carpet, but we would be happy to recommend a trusted company that does!

Do you sell and install solid hardwood flooring? – Yes! We specialize in hardwood flooring and would love to set you up with a free in-home estimate. Give us a call or send us a message and we will happily schedule a time that works for you.

Should I paint before or after installing new floors? – If you are planning to paint before your floors are refinished or installed, please save the final coat of paint until after our team has completed the project. Our goal is to get as close to the walls as possible, so for this reason, some touch-ups may be required around the bottom of the wall or baseboard area, especially when selecting darker stain colors.

Can you remove and reinstall shoe molding? – If we are removing and reinstalling (R&R) your existing shoe molding, please keep in mind that although we are very careful to avoid breaking it, sometimes it is unavoidable. We can install replacements for $2 per foot.

Is there an odor or smell from finishing hardwood? – Stains and polyurethane have a very strong odor. We recommend that Functional Floors customers plan other accommodations during this process. This odor will dissipate as the finish cures. After the floor is dry, fans blowing the air outside through a window can help speed up this process. If this is a concern of yours, we do have other lower VOC options available. Please contact us ahead of time for pricing and to make these arrangements prior to the start of your project.

What if I can’t decide which stain to use? – If you have chosen to upgrade your floor finishing with a stain (rather than a natural finish), the Functional Floors crew can show you color options on day one. After they have sanded your floors, our team can apply stain color swatches on your actual floor for you to choose from. Keep in mind, darker colors can be harder to maintain as dust, dirt, and pet hair tend to show more. If you have ever had a dark colored vehicle, you may have experienced this.

Do you install Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP) or LVT? – Yes! We have many Vinyl options available and would love to set you up with a free in-home estimate. Give us a call or send us a message and we will happily schedule a time that works for you.

Do you move furniture? – We do not move furniture, but we would be happy to recommend a trusted company that does!

How much do you charge? -The cost varies per job but we offer free estimates! Our knowledgeable estimators are quick and will never pressure you to make a decision.