Should you finish decorating before you add your flooring?

If you plan to give your home a huge makeover, chance are you are well aware of how tricky it can be to plan the logistics. From arranging your decorator to moving furniture, there are many elements to decorating that require clear organisation beforehand. So, when it comes to your floors, you need to know where to begin! Should you finish decorating before you add your flooring? Or should you wait until after? Allow us to help you decide…

Floors first

If you choose to add your flooring before you begin decorating, you will be able to make sure that your new flooring is the same height and thickness of the one you currently have installed. It can be quite disappointing to put in all that time and effort making the room look just how you would like it to, only to find that there will be a gap between your finished work and the flooring you are yet to install. It is recommended that you at least lift your old floor before you begin to decorate, helping to avoid baseboard and skirting damage.

Painting first

If you choose to decorate before you add your flooring, be prepared for the falling of dust and dirt when you do finally add them. There is also the risk of scuffing your newly decorated walls when you install afterwards. So, although it may seem easier, in theory, to install the flooring after, this is certainly not the case.

Ceiling first

That being said, if there is any part of the room you should decorate before you install your flooring, it would be the ceiling. By painting your ceiling first, there will be a much smaller chance of any paint dripping onto your new floors mid-process.

Conclusion

We’re not saying you CAN’T decorate your walls after installing a new floor, but if you wish to make things easier for yourself, we certainly recommend floors first. This is why it is important to pair your paint and flooring together during the planning stage to ensure you are happy with the combination you have chosen.

Choose the perfect flooring with Floorbay

When you decide it is time to pair up your colours and styles, get in touch with Floorbay. With numerous brands, styles and ranges available to suit any home, you will find yourself spoilt for choice!