Hardwood Flooring Installation Sandy Utah
Helping You Make the Right Choice
Hardwood floors are an investment that will last for a long time with the proper installation and care. Floor Installation can be a messy process, but we take pride in leaving your home looking as beautiful as we found it, with the added value of your beautiful new floor. Our expert technicians have seen every situation and are proficient in the three different types of installation for hardwood flooring.
There are different modes of installation for engineered wood strips, solid wood strips, and parquet. With all modes of installation moisture testing is imperative to ensure proper installation.
Types of Hardwood Flooring Installation in Sandy:
1. Floating Hardwood Installation
In this method, we glue together the tongue and groove of every plank and the floor floats over foam cushioned padding. If the flooring has a locking system we can lock the pieces together without glue. This can be used with either laminate or engineered wood floor, but either way, the flooring is pre-finished.
Not all engineered surfaces can be floated. Floating installation can also be placed over subflooring of questionable quality, unlike the other two modes. Also, floating floors are a great option if you have multiple layers of flooring and do not want to remove them all. With floating installation, the wear layer is important to consider as the thicker the layer the more times it can be refinished. Generally, laminate flooring gives a hollow feeling underfoot with this mode of installation. Remember that floating floors expand and contract as a unit because the pieces are fused together. Allow for as much expansion area as possible.
Our comprehensive service ensures that no detail gets overlooked. We determine the temperature, levelness of the subfloor, and presence of a moisture barrier and sound barrier to guarantee your satisfaction with the installation.
2. Nail-down Installation
In this method, we nail down or staple solid or engineered wood strips to the subflooring (usually either plywood or plank wood). The floor is done with random length strips. A few strips are placed down and arranged prior to fastening to ensure proper placement and tautness.
When you choose to do an installation job, it will be for one of the following reasons: the existing floor cannot be refinished, or you want to change the style or look of your home. A new floor will be tailored according to your needs and the atmosphere you wish to create. The options are endless, from straight boards to parquet to custom medallions. Installation styles can come in different sizes, widths, and thicknesses.
Once you have made your decision, we will determine the best way to install it for you. There are different ways to install floors depending on the wood type's width and thickness, and the current condition for the surface. Some types can be glued and others must be nailed. As for the surface, different preparations need to be made, from simple cleaning and taking care of moisture to leveling the surface by chipping it or building a leveled stage above.