You walk across floors daily, clean them weekly, and get repairs when needed, but what happens when you need a completely new flooring installation in Oak Park, IL? Quite a large project, whether you're replacing an old, outdated floor or installing one for the first time in your new home, your Oak Park handyman has the expertise needed to get the job done right. 

Mr. Handyman of Oak Park & River Forest is the team you'll want by your side throughout this major installation. Helping you through every step of the process, our flooring experts have extensive experience in the industry, and since we back our services with a workmanship guarantee, you can have total peace of mind that your new beautiful floors will be installed correctly. 

To learn more about our approach, give us a call or keep reading as we dive into the world of flooring installation in Oak Park, IL.

How We Approach Your Flooring Installation in Oak Park, IL

At Mr. Handyman of Oak Park & River Forest, we're known for our thorough approach. Whether we're installing floors in your new build for the first time or replacing rotten hardwood with tile, our team has the skills and knowledge required to produce flawless results.

The first step in the journey of your flooring installation in Oak Park, IL? Procuring your preferred choice of flooring materials. While we'll take care of the preparation and installation, you'll need to pick your preferred type of material and have it ready for your installation date. Oak Park flooring installation can take anywhere from a single day to an entire week, depending on the square footage of your property or how large your flooring project is. While the exact installation process will vary from material to material, our overall procedure is the same no matter the job or material type. Here's a look at how it works:

Inspection & Preparation

Flawless finishes are the result of proper preparation. This means inspecting your property, taking measurements, and discussing your needs before we get to work. We'll arrive ahead of time to inspect your property and chat with you about your desired outcome and preferred finishes and to know how many flooring installers we'll need for the job. 

Once all the details have been hashed out, we'll start with the preparation of your floor. This differs depending on the type of material you've selected, but in general, it can include preparing the subfloor, sanding it down, and ensuring it is level. After that, a vapor barrier or a liquid underlayment may be laid. If you have concrete, we'll need to test its moisture resistance. If water beads, instead of leaving a wet spot, we'll need to polish off any chemicals or finishes on its surface before we proceed. 

Preparing your subfloor is a very important step. If neglected, your flooring may not adhere properly, and you'll experience loose tiles or wiggly planks soon after installation. 


Once your subfloor has been prepped and dried, we'll move on to the installation process. This will be on a separate day from your preparation to ensure all materials have had a chance to set. Depending on the type of flooring you have chosen, we'll go ahead with the installation, taking care to space the tiles properly or follow the specific style you've asked for. For luxury vinyl planks and laminate planks, this means interlocking them all in place and cutting them to fit the dimensions of your rooms. For tile, we'll properly space the tiles, laying them on top of an adhesive substance before securing them in place with grout. For wood, we'll use nails or staples to secure wooden pieces to your wooden subfloor.

Finishing Touches

The finishing touches of your flooring installation will depend on the type of material we've installed. In many cases, this will include re-installing the baseboards and doors in the rooms we've worked within. For hardwood floors, this may also include staining them in your preferred color.

Types of Flooring We Install

When picking the right type of material for your home, it's important to choose lifestyle-friendly flooring that meets the needs of your space and family. Your search for flooring should start with some critical thinking about your home.

  • Wooded Floors: Whether it's real hardwood floors, bamboo flooring, or wire-brushed engineered hardwood flooring, you can't beat the luxurious look of wood.
  • Laminate Floors: With a softwood core and a plastic exterior, laminate planks or tiles have a realistic image printed on them that resembles the look of stone tile, wood, and more. We’re the top choice for your laminate flooring installation in Oak Park, IL.
  • Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) Floors: With an even more realistic look than laminate floors, LVP is made of vinyl, a type of plastic. This luxury flooring option includes finishes such as dent resistance and scratch resistance and can withstand heavy foot traffic.
  • Tile Floors: Ideal for areas with high-traffic areas such as your bathroom, entryway, and kitchen, tile comes in a wide range of styles, materials, colors, and price points.

Mr. Handyman: The Preferred Choice For Flooring Installation in Oak Park, IL

Want to ensure every square foot of your flooring installation is done correctly? Rely on our experienced team. With decades of combined experience, we can help you complete this project quickly and correctly. Backing our services with a Done Right Promise, we aim for complete customer satisfaction in all that we do. Want to learn more about our team and core values or have questions about our other professional services, such as drywall repair, door repair, or window repair? Check out our local reviews or contact us today!

Oak Park Flooring Installation FAQs

Do I Need a Professional For Flooring Installation in Oak Park, IL?

As we've outlined in the installation process, there are many different steps and tools needed to ensure your subfloor is properly prepped and your floors are correctly installed. While it's possible for seasoned DIY-ers to install their own floors to ensure flawless results, we recommend hiring a professional.

Need a Hand With Your Flooring Installation in Oak Park, IL? Call Mr. Handyman Today!

Contact us today to get your flooring project underway! Our professional team will arrive on time and get to work right away. Whether you're based in Oak Park, Berwyn, Chicago, River Forest or the surrounding communities, you can count on Mr. Handyman for prompt, professional service. Contact us today!

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