If you’ve taken the time to carefully browse a variety of flooring and finally land on hardwood
, your final step will be a professional installation that perfectly brings everything together. In addition to a beautiful installation, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from a warranty-backed service. It’s a service that’s well worth the time, in any room of your home.
The first step in an excellent hardwood installation is ensuring the perfect fit. Once you’ve chosen the ideal materials and options, every space will be measured and measured again for complete accuracy. Not only do the boards need to fit the area, but an expansion gap is required at specific intervals, depending on room size where the installation is set to occur.
Before the wood installation, an acclimation period is required, which can last from one to three days, or more, depending on the humidity levels in your home and weather on the day of installation. This ensures that the wood will not crack, buckle, warp, or split once installed, requiring immediate replacement of all the affected flooring. Acclimation may seem like a tedious task, but it’s a necessary task to protect your investment.
The amount of time required to finish your solid hardwood flooring installation depends on a variety of factors. Choosing unfinished or site finished materials will increase the installation time, while prefinished materials hasten the process. However, your stain color choices are much smaller if you choose prefinished materials.
Once the installation is complete, a flooring associate will let you know how long to wait before walking on your new flooring or returning furniture to the room. This process will also vary. If you have other questions about your installation, be sure to contact us