July 27, 2020 2 min read

HOA neighborhoods are well-known for two things: tight neighborly bonds and a high standard of living, aesthetically speaking. Indeed, these communities are most often gorgeous, with homes epitomizing style, grace, and beauty. Many HOAs maintain these gorgeous looks (and their correspondingly high property values) by declaring regulations about what homeowners can and cannot do to their homes, sometimes imposing fines if residents do not comply. These regulations are typically reasonable and easy to achieve, and many HOA residents tend not to mind them.


However, these regulations can also make many homeowners nervous about renovating their home, which includes installing new flooring. While you probably are excited to put your own stamp on your HOA home, you might be concerned that your flooring type of choice, be it vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring, or even something in between, could violate community standards. If you’re in this boat, there’s no need to fear; E Hardwoods & Flooring is here to set the records straight about HOAs and flooring.

Will The Board Have a Say About My Flooring Renovation?

The short answer: Sometimes. It all depends on your HOA’s individual rules, your location, and what kind of building you happen to live in (a condo or a standard home). Always check with your board ahead of time before planning a flooring renovation of any sort, no matter if you’re interested in engineered hardwood flooring, waterproof flooring, or something else entirely. Generally speaking, there should be regulations already set in place about what you can and cannot do.


What else should you know before launching into a flooring renovation in your HOA home?


  • Some HOAs might require that flooring installation be completed by a licensed professional | This is to ensure that whatever job is done is done to a high caliber. They also might want to check the project over when it is finished to make sure it stands up to community standards.
  • Getting a flooring project started looks a little different for each HOA | For example, some HOAs might require that you submit to the board a proposed timeline and fill out a form about your potential flooring project. Are you not sure what you need to do? Ask a board member.
  • If you live in a condo, pay attention to how noisy your potential flooring might be | To help avoid sound complaints from your HOA neighbors, choose a flooring that doesn’t create much noise when tapped, such as luxury vinyl flooring.

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No matter your board’s regulations, our vast stock surely contains something to meet them. With any questions about our products, give us a call now at 651-401-4500.