I'm having carpet and vinyl floor installed by two different vendors. Which
one should I have done first? Does it make a difference?
One consideration is that I have a fridge, washer, and dryer on top of the
old vinyl floor, so they'll have to be moved during the installation. If I
do the vinyl floor first, then the appliances can be put on the old carpet.
But then I would have to wait 5 days for the floor to cure before moving the
appliances back, which means I have to wait 5 days before installing the new
carpet. If I do the carpet first, then I can have both installed on the same
day because I can leave the appliances on the new carpet. The disadvantage
is that I might get the new carpet dirty.
Any similar experiences out there? Thanks!
I don't recall having to wait 5 days. I do know the fridge was moved on a
piece of masonite into the kitchen and then put back in place. You can buy
a couple of 2 x 4 pices and move the appliance from one to the next and
bring the empty one in front again.
getting them both installed the same day will be tough. Whee does the
applaices sit whild the kitchen is being worked on? Unless the carpet guys
install vinyl first
otherwise they will get glue on your "new" carpet where the vinyl meets the
why 5 days before placing appliances on the new floor?...........never heard
usually 48 hours is plenty of time for drying.
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