Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular flooring optionsin Columbus, and for good reason. While it often requires a higher up-front investment than other types of flooring, hardwood flooring will last for generations if installed and maintained properly.
Although you can buy hardwood flooring from so many retailers today, installing it is an entirely different story. While going the DIY approach might save you money short-term, you should call us if you want exceptional, long-lasting floors that will serve you for many years to come.
Floating applications are typically used with Laminate, Vinyl Plank and/or Engineered flooring. The flooring is not attached to the sub-floor during this method.An underlayment material (foam, plastic, felt, cork, etc.) is placed directly over the sub-floor. Then the product is installed by locking the individual pieces together with their specific connecting method.
This method is generally used when installing an engineered floor over a concrete sub-floor. An adhesive is spread over the sub-floor with a notched trowel. The flooring is laid over top of the adhesive. Adhesive with an added moisture barrier will give more protection. It is highly recommended that solid hardwood flooring not be glued down.
This method is most often used when installing solid hardwood flooring. Nails may also be used on engineered flooring, depending on the materials used. During a nail-down install, nails or staples are driven, at an angle, through the tongue portion of each individual board. In some cases, such as with character / antique flooring, you may choose to have exposed “face nail” driven directly through the face of the boards.
Moisture and vapor barriers are extremely important when installing all flooring. Types of moisture barriers include roofing felt, plastic, foam, etc. Moisture barriers are installed or placed directly beneath the flooring. It is highly recommended that the crawlspace also be covered with a plastic moisture barrier. We recommend that a crawlspace moisture barrier should be in place in all crawlspaces to help protect the subflooring. In some instances, a spreadable moisture barrier may be required when installing a glue-down floor over concrete.
Our Columbus Hardwood Flooring Company can help you find the floor of your dreams! Best of all, we offer professional installation services so you work with us from start to finish!