What To Know About Hardwood Flooring Installation

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What To Know About Hardwood Flooring Installation

16 October 2019
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Hardwood flooring has long been a favorite with homeowners and it should come as no surprise. Hardwood offers a lot of warmth and natural beauty in addition to being easy to care for and durable. Wood flooring also works well with a variety of home styles and is found throughout the country. If you want to install hardwood flooring in your home, there are a few key things that you should know. Here are three things to keep in mind when it comes to the installation process. 

Installation Methods

The first thing to be aware of is that there is more than one type of installation method for hardwood flooring. There are four installation techniques that are often used for residential hardwood flooring installation. With nail down installation, the wood flooring is nailed into the subfloor. Staple down installation is similar to nail down installation but staples are used instead of nails to attach the wood to the subfloor. With glue down installation the wood flooring is glued to the subfloor with a strong adhesive. Floating installation is quick and easy. With this type of installation, the floor is not attached to the subfloor at all, rather it floats above. The floor boards are either glued together or cut to snap together.

The Cost of Installation

The cost of hardwood flooring installation services will vary greatly depending on the size of your home, the difficulty of the installation process, and the type of wood flooring you choose. Installation costs for low-end hardwood flooring typically ranges between $3 and $5 per square foot. Installation costs for mid-range hardwood options is typically between $5 and $10 per square foot. High-end wood flooring typically costs between $4 and $8 per square foot to install.

Installation Time

Another thing to consider if you are looking into installing hardwood in your home is how long the installation process will take. How long it takes will depend on the difficulty of installation, the size of your home, and also the type of flooring you choose. Whether or not the wood must be cut on site and whether or not a stain will be applied on site will also have an impact on how long installation takes. The entire process can take as little as a few days to upwards of two weeks. 

If you are considering adding hardwood to your home, there are a few things to consider when it comes to installation. First, there are a few different methods of installation to choose from. Costs will vary depending on the installation method, the type of flooring you choose, and the size of your home. How long this process takes can also range from just a few days to more than two weeks.

Reach out to a company like Blair & Sons Floor Co for more information.