Making The Case For Professional Installation
Wood floors are beautiful, but we recommend professional installation if you want to get the most out of your investment. The materials cost the same for hardwood flooring whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or not. The difference in having it professionally installed is the experience of the installers. Knowing how to prep the area and how tight to lay the flooring are essential. You also minimize the waste of your valuable flooring materials.
There are many different types of wood floors with different patterns and finishes and varying installation requirements. Protect your investment with service from skilled and knowledgeable professionals with many years of experience. Along with hardwood flooring sales, we provide expert installation.
The Differences in Installing Solid & Engineered Wood Floors
There is no one-size-fits-all formula regarding hardwood floor installation. The time, tools, materials, and necessary equipment vary depending on the type of wood flooring. The two main types of wood flooring are solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Solid wood is from planks milled from a single board. Engineered wood has a wood veneer on top of a layered cross-grain construction similar to plywood.
Solid Hardwood Installation Considerations
Wood expands and contracts with variations in temperature and humidity. We consider these changes during hardwood installation. To prevent buckling, we’re careful not to install hardwood too tight. We leave a tiny bit of space at the outer edges of a room to allow for expansion and contraction. Understanding how solid flooring will react to change also prevents gaps in the winter when the air in houses tends to be dry.
Engineered Hardwood Offers More Flexibility
Our hardwood flooring installers handle engineered wood much differently than solid wood. The design of the engineered base minimizes the expansion creating a product that works well in varying climates.
We Use Best Practices for Hardwood Floor Installation
Our job is to ensure your wood floors look great so you can enjoy them for many years. Wood floors are typically nailed, stapled, or glued in place. Our hardwood flooring installers know the best practices for the different installation methods, and we will recommend the best plan for your situation. Visit our store or our contact page to get your flooring project started.
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