Let Your New Floor “Cure”
If your new floor is made of tile, vinyl, or laminate, and is installed with adhesive, sealant or grout, it will need time to “cure”. This is the process of making sure that the adhesives have completely set. Allowing your floor to cure helps to reduce shifting in tile floors and wrinkling or buckling in laminate and vinyl floors.
In order to allow your floor to cure:
- Do not walk on your new floor — or move any furniture back — for at least 24 hours.
- Maintain a temperature of 70 degrees for at least the first 24 hours after installation.
- Clean your floor with a damp mop according to manufacturer recommendations to remove dust and dirt from the installation process.
Note: Luxury Vinyl and laminate that is installed via click method does not need to cure and can be used immediately.
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.
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-ThroughWe’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!