How to install a hardwood floor ?
Hardwood flooring offers undeniable charm to your property, which is why installing this type of flooring will only enhance the value of your property. Warm, elegant, ecological, timeless and easy to maintain, hardwood flooring offers advantages that are greatly appreciated by homeowners. Nevertheless, the installation of hardwood flooring requires proven expertise, appropriate equipment and time and energy. This is why it is recommended that you call upon professionals such as Sablage Bergeron to install hardwood flooring. If you still want to do this arduous task, learn about the different steps involved in installing a hardwood floor yourself!
STEPS FOR INSTALLING HARDWOOD FLOORING
Several steps are required to install a hardwood floor. Start by getting the best equipment directly from a specialized store or hardware store and then you can start the job!
1. FIND QUALITY HARDWOOD FLOORING
The quality of your floor depends on the wood you select. Take the time to shop for your wood by taking precise measurements beforehand and especially to store it away from humidity before starting your flooring work. It is recommended that you take your hardwood out of its packaging at least 3 days before starting your renovation.
2. PREPARE YOUR FLOOR
Preparing the floor is a step not to be neglected. Indeed, the better your floor is prepared, the more successful and durable your installation will be. Before installing your hardwood floor, you can remove doors and baseboards that could disturb your installation. Also, pay special attention to the humidity of your floor, the quality of your hardwood depends on it! It is recommended to have a humidity level ranging from 40% to 45%. If your humidity level is high, your hardwood flooring may be prone to warping and lead to costly future repairs. On the contrary, if your humidity level is low, the volume of your wood will decrease and will, therefore, cause gaps and cracks between boards.
3. PREPARE A MAINLINE
The tracing of the first line is critical for the rest of your hardwood flooring installation. You must make sure that your first boards are straight and well-aligned before laying your subfloor.
4. INSTALL YOUR SUBFLOOR AND YOUR FIRST PLANKS
The sub-floor and the first few strips will allow you to secure your hardwood floor. Be sure to properly install your first row of planks, as they will determine the rest of your installation. You will have to drill holes for each board and fasten them afterwards, and so on until you finish installing and nailing the other rows.
5. ADMIRE YOUR FLOOR!
Once your hardwood flooring installation is complete, all you have to do is enjoy the result. Don’t forget that it is important to clean and maintain, your floor regularly, whether it’s simple maintenance, floor sanding or floor varnishing.
HARDWOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION: CALL-IN PROFESSIONALS OR DO IT YOURSELF?
Of course, it is highly recommended that you call on the services of hardwood flooring installation professionals rather than do it yourself. With a specialized flooring company such as Sablage Bergeron, you save time and, above all, you ensure high quality and durable result. With more than 69 years of experience in the field, Sablage Bergeron is a reference company for the installation of hardwood flooring in Montreal!
For the highest quality installation, contact Sablage Bergeron now at (514) 321-5000.