30/10/2020

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Beginners guide to engineered wood flooring

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There are so many things to consider when you are ready to install new flooring in your home. If you have decided to install engineered wood flooring (find it here), you should know that four possible installation methods are depending on the subfloor: glue, nail, staple, and float. First of all, whichever installation method you choose, you will need to prepare the subfloor by cleaning, leveling, and checking and adjusting door clearance. Secondly, depending on the type of engineered flooring you are installing and the installation method, you may need different tools and materials.  Consult the instructions included with your flooring and make sure you have all the tools ready and within reach.  Thirdly, an engineered wood flooring installation methods vary depending on the width, thickness, and construction of the wood product, and, of course, where it is being installed.  Fourthly, just like solid wood flooring, engineered flooring does need to be acclimated to the climate of the room. Finally, when you have all the tools listed in the instructions and the subfloor is clean, dry, and flat, you can install the planks. Before you begin the installation, carefully read the detailed installation instructions included with your product. Also, it is a good idea to watch a few installation videos on the internet. All in all, an engineered wood flooring installation takes time, precision, and knowledge. If you’re a handy person, you can try to install the floors yourself. However, if you feel it is overwhelming, I highly recommend hiring an installer who can get the job done right the first time. Good luck.