Installing

The installation of wood floors is a very delicate task, for that reason before begin the process should inspect the sub floor, to be sure is uniform and the moisture is proper to do the installation, acclimate the wood is very important, we recommend storing inside your home for two weeks to ensure the efficiency of the process. Below we explain step by step the process

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1. Subfloor

Whether plywood or concrete, we will inspect your subfloor to make sure it is suitable for the type of hardwood floor we are installing. We screw down plywood to eliminate squeaks. Concrete slabs will be leveled to meet the specific tolerances required for hardwood floors.

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2. Acclimation

Hardwood floors should be installed at temperature and relative humidity levels that match your normal living conditions. We check the moisture content of the wood to make sure it is ready for installation. When necessary, we will acclimate the wood in your home prior to installation.
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3. Prep

We will remove your existing flooring (carpet, tile, etc.) to install new hardwood. We remove and replace your baseboard trim and can supply new base shoe when necessary.

4. Wood milling

We will remove your existing flooring (carpet, tile, etc.) to install new hardwood. We remove and replace your baseboard trim and can supply new base shoe when necessary.

5. Fastening pattern

We use staples or cleats and pay careful attention not to under-nail or over-nail the boards, which can both cause a loose floor. Plank flooring 5” and wider also requires glue down installation.

6. Jobsite

Saws for cutting boards are set up outside whenever possible. The jobsite is cleaned up at the end of the day and all trash is hauled away.

Proper hardwood refinishing takes years of training to truly master.

When deciding on a wood flooring professional to refinish your hardwood floors, it’s important to consider that you get what you pay for. If you only focus on the price per square foot, you may be missing out on the best value for your money.

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