With proper flooring installation and care, hardwood and laminate floors can be investments that will last a lifetime. There is a variety of flooring installation methods for wood strips and laminate flooring, but with any mode of installation, moisture testing is vital to ensure proper installation. While flooring installation can be a meticulous process, I take pride in leaving your home more beautiful than I found it.
At Big Orange Country Carpets of Knoxville, TN, my technicians and I have embarked upon every flooring installation project imaginable. I am proficient in the three different methods for hardwood floor installation:
• Staple Installation—This technique consists of either nailing down or stapling solid wood strips to your subflooring (generally plywood or plank wood). A few strips will be placed down and arranged before fastening to guarantee proper arrangement and tautness.
• Glue Down Installation—This installation method is usually carried out on concrete subfloors, and I pay extra attention to moisture. When it comes to glue down installations, it is always important consider any potential allergies and sensitivities to the smell. I generally use an acrylic based glue, as it is milder than other options. The great thing about glue down installations is that your floor can be walked on the next day, and furniture can be moved around.
• Floating Installation—In this flooring technique, I glue the tongue and groove of each plank, and the floor floats over cushioned padding. I can also lock the pieces together without glue if your floor has a locking system. This method is especially ideal for laminate floor installation, but in any case, your flooring will be pre-finished. Unlike the other two methods, floating installation can still be used over subflooring of subpar quality.
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