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If you are doing the work yourself, make sure that you look closely through this site, for helpful information on important steps in your hardwood flooring installation. Our Do It Yourself section is coming soon.
If you prefer to hire a professional, be sure to check out the How to Hire a Contractor page, for useful advice on choosing and talking to hardwood flooring contractors.No matter what avenue you will choose, it is important that your understand the process of hardwood installation. Simple mistake here, and you will have to face serious problems latter on.
Your research should include a visit to the web site of the manufacturer of your floor of choice. Here you should familiarize yourself with the hardwood that you chose, as well as the specific hardwood installation requirements that are different for each manufacturer and each type of floor.
It is builder's, professional installer's or your responsibility, to ensure the precessions are taken, that steps are followed and installation is done at the right moment in the construction, renovation or decorating process.
It is crucial that hardwood is installed only after other trades finished working in your home. Certain physical conditions must be met and proper steps must be taken to ensure a successful installation and preservation of the quality of the material.
Measure your area accurately. You need to add to that number about 2% to 5% depending on your skill level, shape of the area and type of hardwood installation as well as the quality of wood that you are considering. If you are planning on innovative designs, inlaid borders, or diagonal hardwood installation, the percentage that you need to add to your original area will be even greater.
Familiarize yourself with the refund policy of the hardwood flooring store you are dealing with. Usually unused, and unopened boxes can be returned to the store for a refund, however restocking charges will probably apply. Before you return any unused wood, be sure to remember, that down the road, you may need that wood for repairs. It may be wise to hold on to it.
Once your installation area is ready and proper subflooring is in place, you can have your hardwood delivered to your home. Make sure that delivery date is scheduled on dry day, with no humid or rain. Your wood should be placed in the intended installation area in such a way, that there is air circulation possible between the boxes. Temperature in the room should be kept steady and close to temperature suggested by the manufacturer. Allow hardwood flooring to acclimatize in the installation area for about a week.
Once the acclimatization process is complete, you may proceed with hardwood installation.PREFINISHED STRIP FLOORING INSTALLATION
UNFINISHED STRIP FLOORING INSTALLATION
PLANK FLOORING INSTALLATION
PARQUET FLOORING INSTALLATION
SANDING AND FINISHING OF NEW FLOORS
STAINING AND FINISHING
RESANDING AND FINISHING OF OLD FLOORS
LAMINATE FLOOR INSTALLATION
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