Hardwood flooring is one of the most sought-after features when buying a new home, and one of the most popular upgrades among long-time homeowners. This flooring option is both beautiful and durable, and it will increase the resale value of your property if you’re thinking of selling it at any point in the future. Here at Zack Hardwood Flooring, we specialize in providing top-notch hardwood floor installation services. If you want to replace your existing floors with one of our attractive hardwood options, here are some things you should keep in mind before starting the installation process.
- Subfloor- Before beginning the hardwood floor installation process, you need to check the condition of your subfloor. It’s important that this underlying structure be in the best possible shape, or your new hardwood floor could end up uneven, creaky, or vulnerable to water damage and warping. Before we at Zack Hardwood Flooring begin any installation, we take the time to ensure that the subfloor is perfectly level, dry, and free of any debris.
- Layout- Rooms are rarely perfectly square, and most spaces will have irregular spots that make hardwood floor installation more challenging, such as stairs, hallways, or indentations. It’s important to have accurate measurements of a room’s dimensions, including any odd corners or joins, in order to ensure the best results for your hardwood floor installation.
- Acclimation Time- Wood is a material that changes in response to its environment, expanding and contracting as the ambient temperature and humidity fluctuates. Failing to account for these changes during installation will lead to floors that crack and warp. A key step to prevent this is to allow your flooring to acclimate to your home environment for several days prior to beginning the hardwood floor installation process. Our team at Zack Hardwood Flooring will ensure that your flooring is properly acclimated and installed to give you a beautiful new floor that will last for years to come.