Hardwood Flooring Installation
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A HARDWOOD FLOORING INSTALLATION
New hardwood floors are a great investment in the look and value of your home. At H&R Carpet and Flooring we offer a variety of installation options for various budgets and lifestyles. The best way to ensure your new flooring looks the way you want and wears as you expect it to, is to have it professionally installed. An experienced installer understands the differences between various types of hardwood and has the specialized skills needed for a successful installation. If you plan to install your own hardwood flooring, you should always check the manufacturer’s approved installation guidelines and warranties before starting your project. A professionally installed hardwood floor will more likely be covered by the Shaw warranty if the need should arise.
Getting Ready for Your New Hardwood Floors
The best method for installation may vary depending on the width, thickness and construction of the flooring you’ve chosen and where the floor is installed. Methods for fastening solid hardwood flooring include stapling, nailing, or gluing to a subfloor layer. Because it tends to react to changes in temperature and humidity, solid wood is not recommended for use below the grade line of your property. Engineered hardwood is a better choice because it can be installed almost anywhere. It has no issues with seasonal changes in climate, which makes it a great choice for use in basements, bathrooms, and kitchens.