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Engineered Hardwood Floor Installer
Though engineered wood planks are playwood layers or Baltic birch cores rather than cut from a tree, they look so similar to the real thing that it’s often impossible to tell the difference. I have a lot of experience installing engineered hardwood floors in a wide range of homes. If you’re interested in learning more, contact me today.
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Hardwood Floor Installation FAQs
The answer depends on the size of your floor, the type of wood you choose, and any custom patterns. Generally speaking, hardwood floor installation can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
There are a few things to consider when deciding if hardwood floors are right for every room in your house. Humidity and temperature can affect hardwood floors, so rooms like bathrooms and laundry rooms might not be the best places for them. Kitchens can be okay for hardwood floors, but you might want to consider a different material for high-moisture areas like bathrooms with showers and tubs. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what kind of flooring you want in each room of your house.
Hardwood floors should be recoated every 5-7 years. With proper maintenance, floors can last a really long time before needing to be refinished. I often see floors that are 20 years old before homeowners decide to have them refinished. Sometimes, people want to change the color of them.
Hardwood flooring is an attractive and timeless choice for flooring that can add warmth and value to a home. With its natural beauty, hardwood floors are ideal for many different styles of decorating, from traditional to modern. Professional hardwood floor installation is essential if you want your floors to last a long time and look beautiful.
Hardwood floors are durable and easy to clean, making them the perfect option for high traffic areas where shoes or pets may be present. They also create a warmer atmosphere than other types of flooring materials such as tile or luxury vinyl do. Additionally, wood planks offer superior sound absorption compared to other materials so they can help reduce noise levels in the home. Finally, because hardwood floors keep toxins out of the home, they are suitable for families with allergies and small children.
The cost to install hardwood floors depends on a variety of factors, including the type of wood being used and the size of the flooring area. Knowing what to expect will help you plan and budget for this important home improvement project. Hardwood floor installation typically ranges from $6 - $17 per square foot. The type of wood you choose is a key factor in determining total cost, since some species are more expensive than others.
Hardwood floors are a natural product, so they will expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity. That's why it's important to acclimate your hardwood floors before installation. The best way to do this is to lay the hardwood planks in the house where they will be installed and allow them to adjust to the temperature and humidity of the room. This allows the floor to reach an equilibrium depending on the width of the wood and the age of the house.
Solid hardwood should not be installed below grade, as this can lead to cupping and warping. Engineered hardwood can be installed on any level, but it is important to make sure that the subfloor is clean, dry and free of debris before installation. If you are installing hardwood on a second level or higher, it is important to note that the flooring must be acclimated properly to avoid problems down the road.
Installing hardwood floors over laminate is possible. Check the thickness of the laminate flooring. If the laminate flooring is less than ¾” thick, then you will need to install a plywood underlayment before installing the hardwood floors. Consider the type of subfloor you have. If you have a concrete subfloor, then you will need to install a vapor barrier before installing the hardwood floors. If you have a wood subfloor, then you will need to make sure it is structurally sound and level before installing the hardwood floors.
Yes, you can install hardwood directly on concrete. First, you need to make sure the concrete is clean and free of any debris. Next, you need to level the floor by filling in any cracks or holes with a self-leveling compound. Once the floor is level, you can install a vapor barrier over the concrete before laying the hardwood planks down.
In most cases, you can install hardwood without removing baseboards. First, you need to make sure your subfloor is level. If it's not level, you'll end up with an uneven surface that will be difficult to install hardwood on. Second, you need to make sure there's no moisture in the room where you'll be installing the hardwood. If there's too much moisture, it can cause the hardwood to warp and become damaged.
Yes, wooden flooring does expand. This is due to the change in temperature and humidity levels. When the temperature and humidity level changes, it causes the wood to expand or contract. This can cause the flooring to buckle or gap if not installed properly.
Blind nailing hides the nails of an installed hardwood floor from view. The nails are driven into the tongue of the board, and then the next board is installed and the nails are driven into its tongue. This creates a stronger joint and a neater appearance. It is important to use the proper size nail for blind nailing; if the nail is too long, it will come through the top of the board and be visible.
It depends. Harder woods are better suited for face nailing, while softer woods are better for blind nailing. Wider boards are more likely to crack if they're face nailed, while narrower boards are more likely to slip if they're blind nailed. Face nails should be driven perpendicular to the grain, while blind nails should be driven parallel to the grain. If you're not sure which method to use, it's always best to consult a professional.