Hardwood flooring is a timeless and elegant option that can enhance the warmth and value of a home’s interior. Environmentally sustainable and incredibly durable, hardwood can continue looking beautiful for many years with some simple maintenance. Plus, installing hardwood flooring is an easy weekend project.
Hardwood’s fibre determines its stability, which influences the way the boards are designed and installed. Unlike planks that are installed with adhesive, this step-by-step guide is for installing hardwood flooring with floating boards. Consult with an associate in store to find out how the selected floor is installed.
Preparing the Subfloor for the Hardwood Flooring
Ensure that the subfloor is secured to the
floor joists—this will keep it from shifting and creaking.
Start along the longest wall involved in the installation, which will typically be the hallway.
Marking the Reference Lines for the Floor Installation
Test the floor nailer pressure on a few boards before beginning installation and adjust according to the species.
Installing the First Row of Hardwood
Completing the Installation of the Hardwood Flooring