Hardwood floors are a great investment for any home, whether it is brand new or if you are looking to upgrade. However hardwood floor installation is an art form and should be handled by professionals.
Hiring someone with skills developed through years of experience is just as important as the product itself. You want someone like the seasoned crew at Slagle Flooring who can guarantee a beautiful, efficient and correct installation. When you see that beautiful finished floor, you'll be glad you did.
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Four primary methods of hardwood floor installation:
Nail Down: ¾-inch solid wood strips or planks are usually installed by using 2-inch nailing cleats, a wood flooring nail gun and a mallet to attach them to a subfloor. Adapters can be used for thinner products, as well. Solid strips and planks can only be nailed to wooden subfloors on or above grade.
Staple Down: 1 1/2 - 2 inch staples attach the wood flooring to the subfloor. A pneumatic gun drives the staples into the hardwood and subfloor. Different wood flooring manufacturers recommend different staple guns, which is why hiring Slagle Flooring will help guarantee that both the right staple gun and staples are used.
Glue Down: An adhesive or a natural resin called mastic is spread with a trowel to adhere the hardwood to the subfloor. This technique is usually used to install engineered and parquet floors since solid strip and plank floors can only be nailed or stapled down. There are numerous adhesives on the market and the one recommended specifically for the chosen flooring must be used. Failure to do so could void any manufacturer's warranties.
Floating: The 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. At this point, wood glue is applied in the tongue and groove of each strip or plank to hold the pieces together (make sure the glue is the one recommended by the manufacturer).
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