If you’re a homeowner, you know that some home renovations are best done at certain times of year. While some may seem more obvious — you wouldn’t replace your roof in the middle of winter, for example — others may not be.
Flooring can be replaced at any time of year, but there’s no better time than the spring. Here’s why:
1. Temperatures are more forgiving
Summers in Ontario are hot and humid, while our winters are dry and frigid. The changes in humidity and dryness can have a big impact on your flooring materials. This is especially true with wood and carpet, which can absorb moisture, expand and contract, and make them more difficult to install. Installing your new floors during the spring means you can avoid both extremes.
2. Good ventilation
For most of the summer and winter months, our houses are closed up tightly to keep the elements out and to keep our homes comfortable. In the spring, however, we rely less on home comfort systems and more on the fresh air, which provides better ventilation. Ventilation is important for home renovations because it helps to improve your home’s indoor air quality, so there’s less dust and fewer allergens floating around your home during and after the installation.
3. Take advantage of sales
Many flooring manufacturers have their biggest sales of the year during the spring. As their new product lines are released for the coming year, manufacturers need to make room and clear out last year’s stock. If you purchase your floors during the spring, you can take advantage of spring sales and save money on your new floors.
Contact us or visit Bigelow Flooring and one of our flooring experts will be happy to help you choose the perfect new floor for your home this spring.