Installing hardwood flooring yourself is not impossible. However if you want to make absolutely sure you get the job done right, professionally and in a timely fashion you definitely should call Hilltown Hardwood Flooring, because there’s nothing like expert installation to make sure your floor looks good and lasts a long time.
Here are a few of the key aspects Hilltown Hardwood Flooring will look at to ensure the job turns out right, the first time.
- Having the proper foundation. Your hardwood floor has to go on top of something, and the best subfloor is ¾-inch CDX plywood or ¾-inch OSB. An alternative is a 5/8-inch CDX existing wood floor or even a tongue-and-groove solid wood subfloor.
- Having the right tools; tape measure, chalk, drill, saw (jamb and table saws), hammer, nails, nail gun, flooring nailer, mallet, and pry bar.
- Getting the right materials. You’ll need to have the right kind of wood, of course, but you also must let it dry out and adjust to the room climate before installing. We recommend to let it sit in the room at least five days before installation, preferably when the weather is not too damp outside.
There’s a lot more to hardwood floor installation than this, of course, but this is just to give you an look into the expert approach Hilltown Hardwood Flooring will take when installing your wood floor. Give us a call at 413-522-5991 or fill out our contact form for a no obligation estimate.