If you are thinking about renovating your indoors, solid hardwood is an excellent choice that comes with a long list of advantages. Many homeowners still prefer a classic look of wood flooring more than tile or carpet, and others prefer it due to the ease of cleaning it.
However, there are still people out there who still do not know the benefits hardwood flooring can bring you. Here is a list of a few of those benefits:
- Bamboo hardwood flooring can add value to your home.
- It does not hold dust, animal dander, pollen, or other common allergens.
- They have the versatility to adapt to many indoor designs. It also adds a sense of profundity that makes your indoor space feel bigger.
- Hardwood flooring is easy to clean, and it is more affordable than other flooring types.
- It can improve the acoustics in your rooms.
Tools and Materials You Need
Tools You Require
- Drill and drill bits.
- Pneumatic flooring nailer.
- Drill bits.
- Nail set.
Materials You Require
- Hardwood flooring and accessories.
- Floor molding and transitions.
How to Install Your Hardwood Flooring
Learning the process of installing solid hardwood flooring is practically the same as what you need to know to install engineered hardwood flooring. However, there are a few things you have to know when installing traditional hardwood flooring that other hardwood flooring types do not have.
Here is a step-by-step guide to getting your new hardwood floor installed.
Step #1. Installation Method
Factors such as the thickness, width, construction of the hardwood flooring, and the subfloor conditions can influence the installation method you use. However, installing hardwood flooring requires time, precision, and knowledge, so it is best to hire an expert to assist you with the installation process. They know the correct installation method your hardwood flooring needs.
Step #2. Acclimate Your Floors
After your new flooring arrives home, you should not start installing it right away; you must let your hardwood flooring acclimate to the room where you want to install it. Otherwise, some can break during the installation. It is also a good moment to check it to ensure none of it took any damage during its travel to your home.
We recommend moving the packaged boards into the room where you want to install them and let them there for a few days. When doing so, you allow the moisture of the hardwood planks to adjust to the climate of the room.
Prepare the Space of Your Room
Here is when the installation process begins. If you want to install it over an existing floor, you must make sure your doors can still open and close with no problem. If you are installing over concrete, make sure the entire surface is flat.
Start Installing Your Hardwood Flooring
Before starting to install your hardwood planks, roll out the underlayment if it is needed. Then lay the flooring pieces parallel to the longest wall in the room, begin on the left side and working right. To allow for expansion, you can use spacers between the planks and walls. Use your pneumatic nail gun to drill pilot holes and nail the first lines and follow them until you finish installing it across the room.
Remember, do not hesitate to call an expert to assist you if you do not feel sure about doing it yourself. Correctly installing your hardwood flooring can save you from the hassle of having to do repairs.
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