Hardwood Flooring Installation in Toronto: What to Do Before and After

Installing hardwood in your Toronto home or business is one of the most exciting renovations you can make. But it is an expensive and time-consuming process, and there are many dos and don’ts that you need to follow.

But don’t be intimidated. At AA Floors, we want our customers to understand what they are getting into when installing new floors to choose the best course of action.

Here, we examine a few things you should do before and after a hardwood flooring installation.

Let’s get started.

Things to Consider Before and After Installing Hardwood Floors in Your Toronto Home

Choosing the right hardwood flooring is only one of the many factors to consider when installing hardwood. Let’s find out what other factors you should take into account.


Before installing hardwood flooring in your Toronto home, here are some things you should consider.

  1. Hire Professional Installers

    While doing it yourself may seem appealing, hardwood flooring installation is best left to the professionals. Hiring professional installers saves you time and effort while ensuring a flawless outcome.
    Hire Professional Installers
    Take time to research your installers. If you have no idea where to start, ask family, friends, or a hardwood flooring retailer like us for potential candidates. Also, ask for references and read online reviews to assess their reputation.

  2. Prepare The Area of Installation

    Before starting the installation, remove debris, old flooring, dust, or anything else that may get in the way of your new hardwood floors. If you have hired professional installers, they may be taking care of this step, but make sure to check with them so that you both are on the same page.

  3. Select a Cutting Area

    Hardwood flooring installation involves a lot of dust and debris. To avoid that or make it more manageable, designate an area to cut and prep the planks. This will also make cleaning up after installation simpler.

    Make sure the location you select has:

    • Adequate lighting
    • Concrete flooring or a hard-working surface
    • Shade (preferably)
    • An outdoor GFCI electrical outlet
    • Access to the installation area

    Speak with your installer to figure out a space that works best.

  4. Acclimatize the Flooring

    The very first thing you need to do after buying your hardwood flooring is to acclimatize it correctly. This is an essential part of the pre-installation process and should be considered.

    Allow the wood to sit in the space where it will be installed for a minimum of 48 hours, as it is susceptible to variations in humidity and temperature. This helps to avoid post-installation warping or buckling.

  5. Follow the Manufacturer’s Guidelines

    Don’t be in a hurry to install your hardwood flooring. Make sure to pay attention to your contract’s fine print. Most consumers neglect to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines, and when an issue arises, they cannot avail themselves of the warranty because they have violated its terms & conditions.

    Ask your flooring installer to also read through these guidelines and install it according to their stated instructions. This will allow you to access the warranty in case of future issues.


Post-hardwood installation in your Toronto home, here are some things you should do.

  1. Clean the Area

    Congratulations! Your new hardwood flooring has been installed! But the journey does not stop there. Proper post-installation care is critical to maintaining the beauty and longevity of your investment.

  2. Clean the Area
    To begin with, thoroughly clean the floors to remove any dust or debris. Again, follow the manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines, which may include regular sweeping, vacuuming, and deep cleaning.

  3. Allow the Cure to Dry

    To avoid markings or imprints, ensure the finishes have completely cured before placing furniture or rugs in the area. Your hardwood flooring will look great for many years to come if you take care of it.

Installing hardwood flooring is a wonderful way to upgrade your home. Following our recommendations and advice, we hope you can easily tackle the installation process. Take time to figure out everything relevant before proceeding with the installation. If you need help, our team is here to help you every step of the way. We also offer hardwood flooring installation in and around Toronto. Get in touch with us to learn more.

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