Remodeling your bathroom with the inclusion of new higher-end appliances or replacing an older vanity can add some value to your home, as well as making the room more functional, but it does come with some concerns if you are leaving some parts of the bathroom intact. One thing to keep in mind before beginning the remodeling project is the chance that the flooring can get damaged by dropping heavy items or dragging anything across the floor. Before beginning the project, consider taking care of the following steps ahead of time.
Lay Down Tarps Ahead Of Time
One of the easiest ways to preserve your flooring when doing remodeling work is by laying down protective tarps. The main reason that a tarp can help is it will prevent anything from staining the floors, as well as reducing the amount of cleanup you'll need to handle afterward. If anything is dropped on the flooring during the remodel, you can also feel good knowing that the flooring won't get scratched due to something being dragged across the tarp.
Always Request Help When Carrying Heavy Items
If you intend on bringing new items into the bathroom, such as a vanity or a toilet, you likely are dealing with quite a heavy item. While it may be possible for you to physically lift the item or drag it, it likely will lead to the flooring being damaged by the abrasiveness.
In order for you to prevent the flooring from being damaged, it's important that you request help from a friend or family member. Their assistance will help ensure that everything is picked up evenly and won't be dropped suddenly—something that could lead to cracks and other damage to the floor.
Stick To Professionals For Machinery Work
Some bathroom remodeling work requires you to use heavy machinery, either in the form of a drill, sander, or something else. While you may have experience doing some projects around the home, you may not be prepared for something as extensive as bathroom remodeling. With this in mind, it's best to hire professionals since you can get a quality job done right and keep your floors preserved at the same time.
Preparing for a bathroom remodel can make a big difference in the finished results and the chance of damages occurring by accident. By knowing how to prevent damage to the flooring, you will have a much higher chance of the project going well and the finished results looking great.