Floor access doors provide an easy way for maintenance workers to gain access to all types of heating and cooling, plumbing and electrical systems in a building. Floor access panels also provide a way to get to basement and sub-level areas. Access doors are made for both commercial and residential use. Floor access door suppliers often provide detailed instructions on how to install their product.
Floor access doors education and training can come from a variety of resources. Manufacturers provide instructions, but you can also get this information through user manuals, videos and other training materials. These instructions will teach you:
1. How to properly measure and cut for your interior floor access doors.
2. How to install specific types of floor access doors.
3. What tools are necessary to complete the job.
Get instructions from floor access door distributorsMost distributors and manufacturers make written instructions available online, so you can look up how to install a floor access door. Directions may be the same as those that come with the product, or could vary slightly by offering addition useful information.
Find pictures or videos for installation from floor access door manufacturersFor those who need to see a picture as well as written instructions, many manufacturers include photographs or diagrams of the installation process. These can help you learn how to install the product, and also how to troubleshoot problems with sizing and the surrounding construction.
Learn to install a floor access panel through training programsAssociations and organizations often hold educational training opportunities for those who want to learn more about installing different types of doors. Training programs can last from a few hours to a couple of days. Often, programs also provide some type of certification. Although they're not necessary, certifications are good to have.
- Instructions for installing a residential floor access door are similar to commercial access doors. Even so, a model's specific instructions should be followed for proper installation.