Floating - Because of the gaining popularity of the floating installation method, more engineered wood floor manufacturers are allowing their wood floors to be floated. The new click lock system makes the installation glueless, secure, easy and quick. Most floating floors can be installed over flat, well secured ceramic tile, other wood floors, concrete slabs, vinyl flooring and slabs with a higher moisture content with use of a 6 mil plastic vapor barrier.
Glue Down - This installation is for engineered flooring over concrete slabs. We use premium urethane based adhesives for moisture protection and maximum bonding strength. Slab should be smooth, clean and dry as possible before install. It is also important the sub-floor be level and flat.
Nail Down - This method is used for nailing down solid wood flooring to a plywood sub-floor or stapling an engineered product to a plywood sub-floor. All NWFA/NOFMA quidelines are followed in our installation process.
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Hardwood flooring should be installed near the end of any new construction or remodel project. Room temperature and humidity should be consistent with normal, year round, living conditions at least a week before installation of flooring. The flooring is stored in unopened boxes 24-72 hours in your home to allow flooring to adjust to room temperature. For solid hard wood flooring, acclimation is a minimum of 5 days.