Wood Floors Installation
With this method, 1-1/2 or 2 inch staples are used to attach the wood flooring to the subfloor. A pneumatic gun drives the staples into the hardwood and subfloor. Not all wood flooring manufacturers recommend the same staple gun, so hiring professional installers will help guarantee that the right staple gun and right size staples are used.
Solid wood strips or planks are typically installed by using 2” nailing cleats, a wood flooring nailer and a mallet to attach them to a subfloor. Adapters are available for thinner products, as well. Solid strips and planks can only be nailed to wooden subfloors on or above grade.
Here, adhesive or a natural resin (called “mastic”) is spread with the proper trowel, to adhere your hardwood to the subfloor. This technique is typically used to install engineered and parquets, since solid strip and plank floors can only be nailed or stapled down. There are a number of adhesives on the market, we use the one recommended specifically for your flooring. Failure to use the manufacturer’s recommended adhesive and trowel size could void any warranties you may have.
Investing in a hardwood floor installation is a great way to increase the value of your home while giving it a great makeover. No other flooring is as prized or attractive as hardwood, and no other flooring will increase your home’s value as much either. If you want to tear out your carpet or get rid of the vinyl flooring in your home, then it’s probably time to check into getting a hardwood floor installation.
With this technique, your hardwood floor is not mechanically fastened to any part of the subfloor. In other words, it “floats”. A thin pad is placed between the hardwood and the subfloor. It’s protected against moisture; it reduces noise transmission; it’s softer underfoot; and it provides for some additional “R” value. Some engineered floors and all Longstrip floors can be floated