Scope of work: Carpet removal, Prefinished hardwood floor installation, Interior Painting
Location: Morristown, NJ 07960
Timeline: 1 and 1/2 weeks
This Morristown, NJ home was ready for some upgrades. The living room featured green carpeting and the kitchen had dated wallpaper. The homeowner’s were ready to say “farewell” to both the green carpet and the wallpaper. They called Monk’s to install new flooring, as well as remove the wallpaper and replace it with fresh paint.
The homeowners selected a rich, prefinished hardwood to replace the carpet. Monk’s removed the carpet and installed the new prefinished hardwood flooring. Additionally, we painted most of the first floor to complete the update.
Prefinished Hardwood Installation
First, we brought the hardwood flooring into the living room to acclimate for four days prior to installation. This allows the floor to take on the humidity and temperature of the room. This is a necessary step because it prevents the boards from shrinking or expanding during installation, ensuring a proper “fit” without buckling or damaging the wood.
The new flooring was prefinished, meaning that it was stained and sealed at the factory. However, Monk’s carpenters still needed to cut the boards to size. Then they gently hammered the tongue-and-groove boards into place. The carpenters took care to frame the fireplace hearth. An experienced DIYer may be able to take on a project like this, but typically it is best left to professionals who do this work every day.
The kitchen had wallpaper that the homeowners wanted removed and replaced with a fresh paint job. Painters carefully covered all the kitchen cabinets and appliances to protect them from paper stripper, dust and paint.
Other Monk’s Projects
To see other flooring project by Monk’s, visit our flooring gallery.
If you are considering installing prefinished hardwood flooring or refinishing your existing hardwood floor, we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best prefab hardwood floor installer and dustless hardwood floor refinishing contractor in Morristown, NJ 07960.