Hardwood Floor Installation: What You Need to Know
Hardwood floor installation is a big decision. You need to consider the cost, upkeep, and what type of wood you want before deciding on this major home improvement project. There are many different types of hardwood floors available for installation; each with its own level of hardness and durability. When it comes time to install your new hardwoods, make sure that you follow some important steps during the process so they last as long as possible!
The installer will first need to determine if your subfloor is suitable for hardwood installation. You’ll want a clean, flat surface without any irregularities or gaps. If you have moisture problems in the area where the flooring will go, it’s best to plan on renting an industrial dehumidifier before installing new hardwoods.
Make sure that there are no electrical outlets and plumbing pipes near where the new wood floors will be installed. This can damage your investment by causing potential leaks due to water seepage around these items which would lead to foundation issues as well as other costly repairs down the line!
Make sure that you have a good installation crew for installing your new flooring so it will last as long as possible! The wrong tools or not enough preparation can lead to premature wear on the surface of the flooring. Follow some basic steps during installation: make sure all boards are level; don’t leave any gaps between joints; use glue instead of nails when attaching boards together (unless using floating plywood) and do not overdrive screws into the subfloor since this may cause cracks in the future.
Make sure to seal and finish your new flooring with a high-quality sealant to protect the wood from water damage.