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Many homeowners prefer hardwood floors to other flooring options because of the durability and the grand appearance that the hardwood floors bring to the ambiance of the house. To achieve the much-anticipated flooring, one has to tackle many difficulties arising throughout the process, which only professional hardwood flooring service could settle. In this article, Tony Floor would walk you through a step-to-step guide to hardwood floor installation
There are fundamental choices of personal preferences, on which you have to decide to determine how your hardwood floors would turn out. Listed below are the installation options that you should know and take into consideration to have your hardwood floor installation planned out perfectly.
Sub-floors is the structure that supports your hardwood floors, spreading all the loads, including that of furniture and people. Thus, one should take extra care to the sub-floor.
The site should be free of all furnishing, including carpets. Doors, casing, and molds are to be removed to make room for the installation process and to create proper ventilation in case of sanding and staining (for site-finished.)
All boards should be delivered and stored at the site for acclimation prior to hardwood floor installation. The boards would contract and expand under your room condition. Once acclimated, the boards would adapt to the changes in the temperature and humidity, resulting in no distortion.
There are three techniques for hardwood floor installation, depending on flooring grades (on grade, below grade, or above grade), types of sub-floor (concrete or wood), and types of board (solid or engineered.)
With pre-finished hardwood floors, you could move the furnishing back to the room and walk on the floor once the hardwood floor installation is done. Meanwhile, if you opt for site-finished hardwood floors, there are customizations and finishing coats to be done before you could you use the room, not to include at least twenty-four hours of waiting for the finishing coats to dry off completely. To maintain the beauty and lengthen the lifetime of your hardwood floors, do regular cleaning, place welcome rugs at doorsteps, and use floor protectors to prevent scratches.
Tony Floor is a team of qualified experts with many years of experience. We provide exceptional hardwood flooring service at the most reasonable price that one could hardly find anywhere else on the market.