Hardwood Floor Investment
Hardwood floors are an investment that will last for a long time with the proper installation and care. There are different types of installation for engineered wood, solid wood, and parquet. Installation can be a painstaking process but we take pride in leaving your home looking as beautiful as we found it. Our expert technicians are proficient in the three different types of installation for hardwood flooring.
Nail Down/Staple Installation
Nail Down/Staple Installation. In this method we nail down or staple solid or engineered wood strips to the subflooring (usually either
plywood or plank wood). The floor is done with random length strips. A few strips are placed down and arranged prior to fastening to ensure proper placement and tautness.
Glue Down Installation
Glue Down Installation. In this method we glue down engineered wood strips or parquet directly to the subfloor. In these cases
the subfloor is usually concrete. Glue down installations can be walked on the next day and furniture can
also be moved in.
Floating Installation. In this method we glue together the tongue and groove of every plank and the floor floats over a foam cushioned padding. If the flooring has a locking system we can lock the pieces together without glue. This can be used with either laminate or engineered wood floor. Not all engineered surfaces can be floated.
Floating installation can also be placed over subflooring of questionable quality unlike the other two modes. Also, floating floors are a great option if you have multiple layers of flooring and do not want to remove them all. Floating floors expand and contract as a unit.