HARDWOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION
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HARDWOOD FLOORS AND LAMINATE FLOORS INSTALLATION
Hardwood Floors InstallationInstalling hard wood floors is a wonderful way to improve your living space. If you want to remodel and go for a high-fashion look, hire a professional hardwood flooring contractor for all your hardwood flooring needs. It is worth hiring a professional hardwood flooring contractor as you will reap the benefits of a having a professional job done. You don’t want to have problems with your hardwood flooring a few months later.
It’s hard to imagine a house being cozy without the warmth of wood flooring!!!!
Why pick L.A. Hardwood Floors?
- • We have more than 10 years working with hardwood floors.
- • We won’t rest until you are happy with our job.
- • We have special and very affordable prices.
- • Our team are top professionals on this business.
Hardwood FloorsHardwood floors are made of maple wood, birch wood, oak wood, ash wood or beech wood. Each kind of wood will give your hard wood floors a different look and feel. Hardwood floors can come in a variety of colors and are becoming more affordable and easier to maintain. Hardwood floors are now being developed with sophisticated techniques so that they are harder and more durable.
If you want a custom stained hardwood floor, or a hardwood floor to match existing trim than a job-site finish is your answer. Job-site finish means you start with a bare (unfinished) hardwood floor and then the hardwood floor is sanded, stained, and finished in the home. The other advantage of a job-site finish is if you are concerned with uneven heights between planks, the sanding process will smooth out the hardwood floor. Be warned, this can be quite a mess and the process does take several days.
Step 1: Staple Vapor-Barrier Paper to Subfloor
To find the square footage you need, multiply the width of the room by its length. Allow 10-15 percent extra for irregular boards and mistakes. To prevent warping and gaps, the flooring needs at least 48 hours in the room to adjust to the temperature and humidity. Start by stapling vapor-barrier paper to the sub-flooring. Allow at least a 4-inch overlap on the vapor barrier paper. If the subflooring squeaks, screw a long drywall screw into the subfloor and joist where the squeak is located.
For a solid anchor, boards should be laid perpendicular to the floor joists. Lay out the boards in a dry run to get right the pattern of shading and random length. The first row should be face-nailed into the floor joists.
Step 2: Allow for Expansion
Leave a 3/8-inch gap along the wall to allow for expansion. Then, the boards can be secured with a flooring pneumatic nail gun. The pneumatic flooring package can be rented from a rental center for approximately $50 per day. Make sure you get the staples and nails that fit the particular gun you are using because they are all different. Brazilian teak is 80 percent harder than oak and you will have a hard time getting the nails through the tongue and you also risk missing and damaging the flooring. The pneumatic tool gets the staples in at a precise 50-degree angle through the tongue. The staples will be covered up by the next piece that comes in.
Step 3: Prevent Awkward Alignment
Nails go through the tongue every 10 to 12 inches and the groove is then tapped to ensure the boards stay and fit snug. Stagger boards at least 6 inches to prevent an awkward alignment of end joints. If the gap for the last board is narrower than the board, cut the board lengthwise to fit the space.