If you’ve recently purchased new flooring, it’s only natural to be thinking about the next steps. After all, you want your gorgeous new investment put down as quickly as possible. Why delay? Indeed, putting flooring down is what follows your purchase, but it’s not as straightforward as it looks! Just as there are many flooring options, there are many kinds of installation methods, many of which prove nearly impossible for the layperson to accomplish on their own. Always get professional help for any flooring process, whether the project is big or small.
However, it doesn’t hurt to learn a bit about the various installation methods. You’ll be able to speak on a similar wavelength to your hired professional help, for one, which enables more efficient and satisfying work. You’ll also be able to tell if said professional help has done their job properly, which holds them accountable to their promise of excellent service.
For the benefit of consumers everywhere, UB Hardwoods provides a brief overview of a few common flooring installation types below.
Flooring Installation Methods: An Overview
The following list is nonexhaustive, of course. Covering every single flooring installation method out there would take a bit longer than a single blog post! If your flooring type of choice requires an installation process you’re unfamiliar with, feel free to ask your professional help. They’ll point you in the right direction.
● Floating installation | Floating installation defines a process in which planks of flooring are not attached to the parts of the flooring beneath them. Because they interlock or are glued together, they function as a singular and stable floor, so to speak. This flooring installation method allows for some wiggle room, so it can be a wise choice for some types of engineered hardwood flooring, as there is space for wood’s humidity-induced expansion and contraction.
● Staple-down installation | As the name suggests, staple-down installation requires that the installer staple the flooring to the subfloor below. This is certainly a method that must be done professionally, as improper stapling can cause major gaps. In a similar vein, nails can be used instead of staples.
● Glue-down installation | A method suitable for a range of flooring types, glue-down installation involves attaching the flooring directly to the subfloor with adhesive. It can result in quieter flooring than other installation types, rendering it a good choice for buildings that are concerned with acoustics.
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