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Wood Flooring Installation

by alicia yap last modified Jul 28, 2012 12:53 AM
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Wood Flooring Installation

Posted by alicia yap at June 20. 2012

Check out here for more information for wood flooring installation.

Re: Wood Flooring Installation

Posted by Ted at July 25. 2012

Wood floor installation is a messy process and there should be no margin of errors because even a small error can cost a huge amount of money, so I prefer that it should be handled an expert.

Re: Wood Flooring Installation

Posted by davidraju at July 28. 2012

1.Before installing your hardwood floor, make sure that the sub-floor is secure, clean, level and free of squeaks

2. Use a moisture meter to determine the moisture in both the sub-floor as well as the flooring.  It is important that the difference in moisture between the sub-floor and flooring not be greater than 4%

3. Open one box of flooring at a time. From the first box, pick out the longest and straightest boards for the starter row

4. Once again, check the moisture content of your flooring using the moisture meter

5. You are required to leave an expansion gap at the starting and ending rows. This gap should be equal to the thickness of the flooring that you are installing.

6. Lay out the flooring on the sub-floor using the various lengths found in the box. It is very important to make sure that the end joints are at least 6" or more from the end joints of the row behind.

7. Using the rubber end of the mallet, drive the uninstalled row up tight to the rest of the installed floor.

8. When measuring the boards to fit at the end of the row, use a board that is longer than the space.

9. Install the board and use the piece that you cut off to begin the next row

10. When you reach the end of the room and cannot swing the mallet freely, you will have to repeat - in reverse - the method that you began your installation. Using the drill and hammer, continue to blind nail by hand. Countersink all the surface nails in the first and last rows and fill them with wood putty.

11. Install now the quarter round, which will cover the expansion gaps. It is very important that you anchor them to the wall or base board and NOT to the floor.

12. Using the manufacturers recommended floor cleaner, remove any scuff marks that you might have made during the installation and clean the entire floor

13. Using Primatech nails and nailers makes the installation of your beautiful new hardwood floor easy and affordable; so insist on Primatech to protect your long term investment

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