Hardwood floors are attractive, long-lasting, and simple to install. With no special tools, you can go from subfloor to breathtaking in as little as a day. Let’s go over the fundamentals before we get into hardwood floor installation.
Solid hardwood flooring is made from tree trunks. Oak, walnut, and hickory are the three most prevalent wood options, while maple and cherry are also popular.
An underlayment, a composite wood-fiber core, a high-resolution woodgrain picture, and a clear protective sealant that resists scratches and fading are all layers of laminate “wood” flooring that are bonded together to mimic real wood.
While laminate flooring has improved in terms of durability and look, it is not the same as solid wood and is not put in the same way. You might want to remember this important tip.
Hardwood floors should be laid on or above grade plywood and never directly on concrete. To figure out how much flooring you’ll need, multiply the room’s length by its breadth to obtain the square footage, then add 10% for waste and damaged boards.
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