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Hardwood Flooring Installation Guide

What to Expect

When it comes to hardwood flooring installation, we recommend hiring a professional.  Hardwood floor installation is a labor-intensive process that requires special tools and expertise. Because your hardwood floors will be a part of your home for years to come, it’s important to make sure that your flooring installation is done properly. At the Floor Store we have 7 area locations that have trained hardwood flooring installation professionals with years of experience. We’ll make sure your hardwood floors are installed properly so they are secure, safe and beautiful.

What to Expect with your Hardwood Flooring Installation

Once you’ve decided to install hardwood flooring, you may wonder what the process will look like. You can help us ensure a smooth installation by understanding what needs to happen before, during and after your flooring installation.

Before

Before installation, it’s important to remove everything from the room, including furniture, curtains and decorations. Your hardwood floor may need time to acclimate to the room before installation. This time can vary from a few days to a few weeks – your Floor Store installation professional will let you know how long this may last.

During

During the hardwood flooring installation, your installation professional may use different techniques depending on your situation and the product to be installed including:

  • Nailing down flooring
  • Stapling down flooring
  • Gluing down flooring
  • Floating flooring

Depending on the technique used, there may be a fair amount of noise during the process. This will be particularly true if your floors are being sanded and finished.

After

After installation, it will be up to you to maintain your new hardwood wood floors. Pay special attention to cleaning and to preventing scratching and denting by using rugs, mats, and felt pads for furniture. If you have questions about floor maintenance, we would be happy to answer them for you. Feel free to contact us at the Floor Store Location nearest you.