Renovation of homes can give your house a new fresh look, just renovating a few things in the house changes it completely. But renovating a house means boots, tools, and scratching on floors.
You must be renovating a room, wall, or bathroom, but there will be more chances of damaging your perfect floor.
So for protecting the floors, these are the tips and precautions to keep in mind during construction.
Let us quickly have a look at the tips.
1. Use Temporary Floor Coverings
A temporary floor covering will protect your floor during the construction. Floor covering is affordable and gives a clear path for workers to work without worrying about damaging the floors.
These are affordable and easy to install and remove when the renovation or the construction is done. There are different types of coverage available in the market like floor cardboard, rosin paper, Adhesive floor protection film and hardboard. You can choose the covering according to your floors.
2. Apply Painter's Tape to Non-Adhesive Floor Coverings
Covering the floor with painter's tape, which doesn't have adhesive, might be the right choice to make. This will help protect floors with heavy material or dirt and paint spill.
If you don't want the tape to leave a residue behind, using a high-quality painter's tape is a good idea. Clean the floors before applying painter's tape to avoid debris buildup.
3. Determine Walking Routes
Making a walking route for workers. Telling your construction team the area is only for taking tools and equipment in and out will help you prevent any damage to floors.
Before starting construction, determine which area workers will use, cover the floors for that walkway, and give instructions to your workers to cover their shoes while working.
4. Keep the Site Clean and Ventilated
Always keep your site clean; if you're doing construction or renovation in your house, always remember to clean your floor at the end of the day; even if you're using the floor covering, because it's never harmful to be extra careful.
If you're painting walls, always wash off any paint spills as soon as possible, and use a vacuum cleaner to avoid dust and dirt on the floor.
Also, keep your site ventilated to protect inside air; construction products often contain chemicals that may affect the floors and are not healthy for living space—using a fan and opening windows while working can help keep the room ventilated.
5. Stop dirt at the door and seal the rest of the room
During construction, floors can get dirty, and damage can be done, so you can instruct workers to wear shoe covers while entering the house to protect the floor from outside dirt.
During construction, you can cover up the rest of the room to protect from dust and debris.
Covering your air ducts with plastic can be helpful as dust can travel through your air ducts and spread in other rooms and on the floor.
Seal your other room perfectly while renovating or constructing your house because many complex chemicals may be used, or doorways can get damaged while getting heavy equipment inside the house, using tape or protective film to cover doorways.