Hardwood Flooring Installation
Hardwood flooring is a great flooring type that has been used for hundreds of years now. Hardwood is extremely durable, can hold up well under immense traffic and, if properly taken care of, can last for years in to the future. Hardwood is also easy to refinish and patch, if need be. Another benefits of wood flooring is that it is relatively cost effective for the amount of space it covers. If you are considering a new floor, let us install wood for you!
Prepping the Space
Once you’ve decided to have us install hardwood floors for you, the first step in the process is for us to come out and assess your space. We will measure the entire run of your room (or rooms), determining exactly how much wood we will need. We can then choose a type of wood, together, as well as the size of the planks we are going to install. These decisions help us out, because depending on how thick and long each plank of your chosen wood is, will determine how much wood we need to purchase. Once Measurements are taken, we move on to installation.
Once we have measured the area that we will be installing into, chosen the wood and purchased your flooring, the next step is installation. It is very important in installation to make sure that the first row is perfectly straight to the rest of the space. If the original row is even just a little bit crooked, as we lay more floor, it will start to get further and further off. Once we have the first row laid out, perfectly, we move on to subsequent rows; using a flooring nailer and mallet to make sure that your floorboards are joined together and fastened properly.
Often times, while flooring, we will run into obstructions that cause the flooring pattern to be put in jeopardy. This can be the result of running flooring in to something like a fireplace or post in your space. When this happens, we need to farm out the obstruction, so it keeps your flooring pattern in tact. This will also happen as we run in to corners that are in your room. When this happens, we use miter cuts to properly angle your floorboards, so that the flow of your flooring is kept in tact.
Once your flooring is completely laid out, joined together and fastened, the last step is to install trim around the flooring. Because your floorboards will never join completely flush with your walls, it is important to install a trim that will make it appear as though your flooring has gone right in to the wall. Trim can be chosen in a variety of options, from low profile trim to very pronounced, decorative trim. The choice is up to you. Once you’ve decided on a finishing trim, we will install it for you, giving your brand new floor a completely finished look and feel.