Letting Your Floor “Cure”

If your new floor is made of tile, vinyl, or laminate, please do not walk on it — or move any furniture back — for at least 24 hours. Your floor needs time to “cure,” which is the process of making sure the adhesives have completely set. This helps to reduce shifting in tile floors or wrinkling or buckling in laminate or vinyl floors.

For the same reason, you‘ll want to make sure you maintain a temperature of 70 degrees for at least the first 24 hours after installation.

Also avoid washing a new vinyl floor for the first 5 days or so. It’s ok to use a damp cloth to very gently wipe off any minor markings or manufacturer logos.

Touch-Up or Finish Carpentry

During the flooring installation process dings in baseboards or marks on walls can happen, which might require you to do light touch-up after our crew leaves.

If your new flooring is thicker than the previous floor (a higher pile carpet, for example), it’s possible that your existing doors may need to be shaved down to allow them to open and close properly. If so, your RiteRug specialist would be happy to recommend a trusted trim carpenter.

Grout Clean-Up

If grout was used on your floor, you may notice a slight film left behind on the surface of your tile or stone. This is known as “grout haze,” and it’s a normal part of the grouting process. But after your floor has cured for 24 hours, you can easily buff this haze away with cheesecloth.

Final Walk-Through

We’ll ask you to do a final walk-through with the installer to make sure that our work meets — and hopefully exceeds! — your expectations. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. And if you’ve had a great experience, of course we’d be grateful for any referrals you send our way.

Enjoy your beautiful new flooring!