When you are thinking about having a new wooden floor you may be worried about installing it. We always recommend that you use a professional floor fitter for the job!
Still, on-site finishing allows for a level of customization that appeals to many homeowners and designers. That way, we have a lot more control over the stain and sheen.
Installing wood flooring depends upon a number of things: which type of flooring you have chosen and what subfloor you have. There are many different options from floating over an underlay, gluing down, secret nailing or secret screwing. Just make sure your installation method is correct for your home and the particular flooring you have purchased.
It is important that you also think about whether you want solid hardwood or engineered hardwood. Depending on how you want to lay the floor may make this decision for you. If you have underfloor heating or want to float your floor over an underlay then you will need to select an engineered hardwood.
If you have tongue and groove flooring then it is likely that you will need WPVA glue for the joints. And, if you are fixing your floor down, do you need glue or nails?
Traditionally, hardwood flooring came in thick planks of solid timber. Today, solid hardwood is still widely available, but many companies also offer engineered flooring—planks made with a thinner top layer of hardwood, bonded to other layers designed to prevent the floor from shifting during expansion and contraction cycles. All wood moves in three directions: There`s tangential, radial, and longitudinal movement.