Tips on Wood Flooring for Starter 

Wood flooring is slightly popular these days. Many people are looking forward to having wood flooring on walls and many more in their home. However, it can be hard if you are going to do it by yourself. So, there are many people, looking for an expert to do the job.  

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Before you are going to find an installer of the floor, you can read the following suggestion. In this way, you will know how to prepare for wood flooring in case you want.  

  1. The layout of the floor should be for strength purpose. Many people install their wood floor on lengthwise direction, for aesthetic reasons. But when you are planning on the layout of your floor, make sure it has a vertical layout to the joist. It will make the floor strong and prevents on separating and warping for a long run.
  2. It would be best if you started at the level surface. Before you start installing your wood floor, make sure that the sub floor is already leveled. This is because if there is a void under your floorboards, it will make noise when people are stepping. The floor can be leveled using sands and topped with rubber made from recycled materials.
  3. You can lay sub floor if needed. If you are going glue your floor, you have to make sure it has an even level. But if you are going to nail the floor, you need put a sub floor underneath. Make sure you put the right thickness of the sub floor and the plywood enough to nail the sub floor and plywood.
  4. You can also consider a floating floor. It is one of the most inexpensive floors and easy to install, you don’t need to glue or nail it. A floating floor is also a good option when you have asbestos flooring before. The wood flooring can be installed at the top of the old floor you have. It saves you money from removing the asbestos from it.
  5. Check the adhesive direction. When you are choosing for a glue for your floor, make sure you pick a particular brand of adhesive that dries quickly. To check this feature, you need to read the instruction. When gluing, work on small spread only. Don’t put too much on the floorboard even before it dried. You have to follow the instruction written in the adhesive direction.
  6. Use engineered wood in damp areas. When there is a moisture issue in the area such as the kitchen, it might be best to use engineered wood floor which consists of layers of real wood attached together with thin layers of fiberboard or plywood. Depending on the thickness of the floor, the engineered wood can be refinished once or more.
  7. Test the food when it comes to stain. When it comes to stain, the floor is unpredictable. There are wood floors that are very hard when it comes to removing stains. To test the wood floor, you can get a piece of wood and sample it. See if you are satisfied with the color with a stain on it.

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