According to one installing hardwood flooring specialist, there’s only surefire way to add richness and appeal to any home. “Hardwood flooring wins hands down every time, as it offers an excellent aesthetic appeal that many people enjoy,” the source said.
“Even though they (Hardwood flooring) are a natural product, you can still get a very wide array of colors and finishes to suit and decorative style,” the how to install hardwood site’s owner noted.
According to the site’s source, when making the decision about cost of installing hardwood floors, homeowners today have many things to take into consideration. They, for example, have to decide if they are going to try and install it themselves or are they going to hire some professionals to take care of it for them.
“Installing it yourself may save you some money, but it may also prove to be a massive headache if you are not that skilled with work of this kind,” cautioned the source.
“Besides, there are a few common kinds of hardwood flooring that you have to pick from to get installed. The one that most people may be familiar with is solid hardwood flooring. This is solid wood of whatever kind, be it oak, maple, or any other kind,” added the site’s owner.
The next two main kinds, the source said, are a combination of different things. Firstly, the engineered hardwood flooring is a veneer of real wood on the top with a blend of different composites of woods, glues, and other materials under the veneer. The last one is laminate. This is a synthetic wood covering again on top of a mix of different layers of woods, particle board, or whatever.
“The installation of either kind is rather straight forward and basically the same for each kind. Different manufacturers may have some slightly different recommendations from each other,” the site owner noted.
However, if homeowners are going to try and install the floorings themselves, then there are some things that the source said they should keep in mind.
For starters, the first few rows that you install should be hand nailed in. This may be necessary because the nail gun may not be able to reach work the first few rows without banging the wall up.
The same goes for the last few rows. Actually, the last few rows could probably be glued together then laid down. The last piece will probably have to be cut to fit as it will almost certainly not be a perfect fit without being cut.
“By far the easiest way of wood floor installation in your home is to hire a professional to do it. They will have all the proper tools and the years of experience to do the job fast and problem free,” so advised the site’s owner.
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