When it comes to renovation there are many details we cannot overlook. Even though we may have contractors or ID who are helping us to monitor the whole process, we should still have a clear picture on how the works are carried out.  It is a big undertaking so following all the right steps will ensure the final results match your design vision.

One question we receive frequently from our customers is – for bedroom area, do we put up the wardrobe first or do the flooring first. Either way, there are pros and cons.

Floors first

Pros
People who opt to put the flooring in first wish to avoid having to later cut around the wardrobe or other furnishings. This reduces much time for the contractor as well. If the wardrobe are in first, after the flooring is done, the removal process may take a longer time or might result in accidentally dirtying the wardrobe. Usually when people renovate their house, they do it with the thinking of not having to do any remodelling for the next few years.

Project done by Floor Xpert.

Cons
“New floors can get scratched during cabinet installation.”

The material you choose may also affect the order of your installation. Wood floors may expand and contract with changing temperature and allowance needs to be given to be prepared for this. However our LURF flooring is designed to withstand to up to 60degree Celsius so it does not contract or expand, but bear in mind, no heavy washing for LURF floor.

If Wardrobe first?

Pros
Starting with wardrobe first may be cutting down on the wastage you will most likely face if you start with flooring. Also, you are less likely to damage the flooring if you put in the wardrobe first. If your floors are in first, the transportation and installation of the wardrobe after may dent or scratch your floors if the installers are not careful.

Project done by Floor Xpert.

Cons
By starting with cabinets, you are making a firm print that the end result is going to be that and there. Some cabinets are built-in, making it hard to replace and remove as desired. To replace them is time consuming and not to mention, costly. Therefore you need to be very sure.

Either way you choose, there are pros and cons, though it seems safer to go with cabinets first. Consider the type of cabinets you are installing and the type of flooring you want for your bedroom. Seek advice from your contractor to get a better idea. Either way you choose, there are pros and cons. The decision is subjective to individual preferences and condition of the renovation works. Choose whichever works best for you!

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