Visit Glines Carpet One Floor & Home for all of your hardwood flooring needs. Hardwood flooring is quite the investment into your home, so you should also consider investing into the installation as well. Our team of experts is professionally trained and we can set you up with installers for any flooring that we sell. We make sure you’ll find the perfect hardwood floor for your home, and then help you get ready for installation. We even offer FREE in home measuring services.
How to Install Hardwood Floors
No matter the type of flooring we sell, we will always recommend choosing to go with professional installation. Professional installers typically have years of experience and know which small details to look out for. With hardwood, it assures you that your investment is being properly handled. Installers will first prepare the subfloor to make sure it's ready for installation by making sure it is dry, flat, and free of imperfections. This step is very important because you don't want there to be moisture underneath the hardwood planks, which will cause damage over time.
Engineered hardwood does not need adhesives and comes in floating floor options because of their sturdy construction. Floating floors use the click-lock method and take less time to install.
Solid hardwood needs to be permanently installed, so it doesn’t shift and can be glued or nailed down. Wood will naturally expand over time, so installers make sure to leave a gap between the wall and planks, so your floors do not buckle. Once all of the planks are in place and installed, we'll check the surface to make sure there aren't any gaps between planks.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
As naturally beautiful as hardwood is, it does have some limitations when it comes to durability and where it can be installed around your home. That means you should avoid installing any type of hardwood in places like laundry rooms and bathrooms because of high moisture.
Other than that, hardwood can be installed in places around your home like bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways, and engineered hardwood can be installed in kitchens and basements.
Hardwood in Living Rooms
Engineered hardwood is the ideal flooring choice for families who have children and pets. You can floor almost your entire home in engineered hardwood. With engineered hardwood in your living room, you do not have to worry about heavy foot traffic causing intense damaging to your floors because they are built with extra stability.
Hardwood in Bedrooms
Solid hardwood is a clean and ideal choice for bedrooms. Transform your bedroom into a warm and homey retreat with solid hardwood. They are also a clean option for bedrooms because they do not trap dust or dirt.