You’ve picked your flooring type. That’s got to be a weight off of your chest! Now you can move on to enjoying the excitement of an impending renovation with the help of your floor installation pros at UB Hardwoods. You probably have plenty of questions about what we’ll be doing, and that’s normal! One that’s probably at the forefront of your mind, however, is how long it’ll take us to install your given type of flooring.

We can’t give you a definite answer in a blog post, as it in large part depends on the size and complexity of the project, so feel free to ask us in person. However, we do know that installation methods also have a large effect on how long a given job will take, and that’s something we easily can discuss here. It’ll give you a relative estimate of how much time we’ll need to get you the amazing results our flooring process is so well-known for.

Read on for a primer of a few more common flooring installation types – how they work, with what flooring type they’re used, and how long they tend to take in relation to other methods.

Basic Flooring Installation Methods

It’s important to note that the world of flooring is constantly evolving, as are installation methods. While the following list is nonexhaustive and each technique can vary slightly depending on the pro, it’s still a good idea to familiarize yourself with a few of the basics!

Glue-Down Method

As its name implies, this method consists of using adhesive to attach flooring pieces directly to the sub-floor. It’s frequently used with vinyl floors and hardwood floors and is preferred when a shift-free result is paramount. Since it’s used with so many flooring types, the relative installation time can vary; talk with your flooring installation pro for more information.

Using Thinset

This is a method used with stone and tile materials, in which the individual flooring pieces are laid in place across a thin layer of adhesive mortar. This installation method takes great care and skill, so don’t be surprised if your flooring professional takes their time to make sure everything is done right.

Floating Methods

Again as the name suggests, these floorings are installed without being attached to anything underneath them; instead, pieces interlock with one another. It’s often used with engineered hardwood flooring and laminate and is a relatively time-efficient installation method.

Contact UB Hardwoods for Professional Floor Installation

As our blog says, don’t DIY – the risks far outweigh the benefits. Partner with the Plymouth Pros at UB Hardwoods today and enjoy stress-free flooring installation with durable, long-lasting results. Send us a message today, or give us a call at 763-807-4500.