Walgenmeyer’s Carpet & Tile Pre-Installation guide for: VINYL/LVT/LVP

Vinyl has come a long way in style and design. Offered in sheets, tiles and planks, today’s vinyl floors offer superior styles with easy maintenance. When installing custom=fitted flooring, there is an unavoidable waste of materials. Please be aware of the following that may exist before and after installation.

__PREPARATION..Please remove all personal items, clothing, toys, small furniture, breakables, remove china from hutch, empty bottoms of closets, remove linens from beds, remove drawers from dressers, disconnect and remove any electronics, computers, TV’s.  It is important to have this completed before the installer arrives at your home. Walgenmeyer’s does not move delicate items such as grandfather clocks, pianos, large entertainment units and pool tables. Please make arrangements in advance to have these items moved, or we can provide this service at an additional charge.

Your HVAC system must be operational for us to install your floor. The temperature must remain at a minimum of 65 degrees 24 hours before and after. If your floor squeaks, please mark the area. Installer has option of using plywood subfloor or leveling compound.

__ DUST..Dust will be generated from ripping up and removing existing floor coverings, cutting and installing the material. Our installers will do everything possible to minimize dust; however, it is not possible to eliminate it. Walgenmeyer’s does not pay or reimburse for cleaning up dust.

__BUBBLES..You may notice some bubbles in your sheet vinyl floor after installation. This is common and they generally dissipate within 24 hours. If they are still visible after 24 hours please contact the installation department.

__VINYL TILES AND PLANK FLOORS..These products by nature are designed to have a “tile” or “wood” appearance. You will notice lines and minor gaps in these products. Color and style will greatly affect the visibility of lines and gaps. Gapping and movement will occur with extreme temperature changes.

__GROUTABLE VINYL..If you have selected a groutable vinyl tile please be aware that the grout may be done on a separate day from the installation of the vinyl. Grout must cure 72 hours before applying water to the floor. You may notice a slight grout haze after the grouting is done. This can be buffed off 24 hours after the grout has been installed with a damp towel or sponge.

__PROTECTION..Do not move any heavy appliances or objects across your floor without protecting it first. Vinyl can tear and gouge. Protect your floor by installing felt pads on all furniture and chairs. Rolling chairs can damage a vinyl floor quickly. Keep the area where rolling chairs are, free of sand and dirt. There is no warranty against damage caused by rolling chairs.

__WALLS/BAEBOARDS/NAIL POPS..Our installers will use caution while in your home to prevent marking baseboards and walls however some minor scratching and marking can occur during removal of your old flooring and installation of your vinyl. Walgenmeyer’s is not responsible nor do we reimburse for minor scratches or marks.

__PLUMBING..You must arrange to have your toilets pulled and reset, disconnect gas and water lines. Walgenmeyer’s works directly with a plumber who will provide services and can set that up for a fee on your invoice. Our installers are not licensed nor insured to provide these services. Extra parts and service will incur additional charges.
__FLOORING PREP/UNFORESEEN SUBFLOOR ISSUES..While the estimator is in your home he/she will determine what is needed to properly prepare your sub-floor for installing your vinyl floor. There are times unforeseen issues will arise upon removing your existing floor. Items such as old adhesives, loose sub-floor, rot, insect damage or mold must be addressed before installing your new vinyl floor. If we can repair the floor, an extra charge will apply. In some cases repairs must be performed by another contractor at which point your floor will not be installed until the damage is repaired. Walgenmeyer’s is not responsible for unforeseen issues.

__REMOVING DOORS..We will remove door and re-hang them as needed however if they need to be cut the installer will leave them off so you can arrange to have them cut or we can provide this service at an additional charge.

__SUB-FLOOR SQUEAKING-After your floor is installed you may notice some squeaking. In most cases your base sub floor is causing the noise. It is not possible to predict or stop squeaks. The installer will check your existing sub floor for loose panels and secure them however your floor may go through an entire heating/cooling cycle before squeaks develop. Squeaks are not covered by Walgenmeyer’s or the manufacturer.

__ELECTRICAL/ALARM WIRES & PIPES..Walgenmeyer’s is not responsible for cut, pierced, or broken electrical/alarm wires or pipes that are improperly placed/ran in walls, along baseboards, under floors and not in accordance with your local building code.

__TRIM..All vinyl manufacturers require trim. (check one)
                ___paint and refinish the primed perimeter ¼” round by customer OR
                ___remove the existing shoe molding and re install OR
                ___install primed white shoe molding OR
                ___install “Cider” stained shoe molding



__WARRANTIES..Vary according to manufacturer and materials selected.


I understand, that I must be present when the installers arrive to review the job, confirm style, color, seam placement.  Walgenmeyer’s is not responsible for any claims due to color, style and seam placement once the vinyl is installed. Please understand an extra service charge may apply for any extra work incurred due to the unforeseen problems with your sub-floor or lack of proper preparation leading to extra time spend on your job by the installers.
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