FURNITURE LIFT . . . What on earth does that mean?
Commercial Flooring people talk about a "furniture lift" and expect you fully understand what it means. That's not fair to "Non-Commercial Flooring" folks.
Your broadloom carpet purchased 10 years ago (or furnished as the tenant standard) is beat up, especially in traffic areas. You have grown zippers, snags, runs, ravels, bubbles and trip hazzards that could lead to a lawsuit.
Here's a simple analysis with two options:
|Choice One: You attempt to stage a carpet replacement - over several week ends. You find that your employees lose Friday afternoon and Monday morning packing & unpacking. Not only do you pay your systems furniture company a HUGE sum of money to work premium time on Friday to knock down the furniture but you repeat the process on Sunday night to reassemble everything. Did I mention that you may need to pay for temporary furniture storage? Now add to that, you will need bring in a few more trades (and pay more premium time) to handle the computers, the phone system and electricity. This process isn't accomplished over a single weekend - it will take several. The actual cost to replace carpet without the "Lift" process ranges from $9 to $13 per square foot . . . OUCH!||Choice Two: Or you could work with your Commercial Flooring "Lift" expert. First, you will mutually agree which areas will receive new carpet tiles for each night of the renovation. Weekend work? Nope! Most "Lift's" are done from 7 PM to 6 AM during non-work hours. Crews arrive, lable all the furniture that has to be moved (peds, files, seating, etc.) on a blueprint. Your employees are told which areas will be replaced the day before and all they need to do on the night of the renovation is place their personal items on their work surfaces and items in the overheads into a box with their name on it and leave it at their work station. That night, the lift crew arrives, suspends the systems furniture approximately 1/4" off the floor with sophisticated hydraulic lift systems. The old carpet is removed from the floor and in many cases, recycled. After the floor is prepped, new carpet tiles are installed. After everything is put back in place, your employees arrive the following morning and replace all of their personal items. No furniture moving, no powering down PC's or servers, no disconnecting phone systems and no furniture knock downs, storage and reassembly. Cost per square foot: $2 to $3 with minimal disruption and down time. Not a difficult choice!|