Tips on Installing Hardwood Flooring
People find doing home projects a way of releasing stress and laying hardwood floor is a prime example of that. Installing your own hardwood flooring can be a nice project that could take a day and make your kitchen look great. There are many different ways to install your own hardwood floor and many different websites that will give you a how-to guide on instillation. We have decided to provide you a few tips to remember when doing this project.
- Choose the right subfloor.
There are many suitable subfloors to use but sometimes, the easiest is to just use your existing solid wood flooring as the subfloor.
- Measure twice, cut once. The old carpenter’s adage still holds true. Make sure you have your measurements correct.
- Rent a power floor nailer. This tool will make the instillation process significantly quicker and easier.
- Clean the subfloor before installing the new floor on top. Enough said.
- Make sure each joint is tightly sealed before nailing. This will help prevent boards from coming loose in the future.
- Make sure each nail is flush against the floor. Nothing is more aggravating than a nail popped up when you are walking barefoot.
- If all else fails, hire a professional.
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