The Top 3 Things You Need to Remember for Installing Hardwood Floors

It is important to be precise and efficient when it comes to installing your hardwood floors. Although most people prefer installing hardwood floors than carpet because it is easier to customize and lay down.

So let’s dive into the steps of what it takes to install your hardwood floors.

You can also check this website out for a complete list on installing hardwood floors in your home!

1. Choose The Wood You Want

This is important, because if you choose the wrong wood then it could end up making your interior look way different. On top of that, you want to choose the right board widths for your rooms. I cannot begin to express to importance of choosing the right wood for your home.

If you want a darker wood I would go with something like a mahogany, and vise verse if you want something of lighter sorts then I wood choose Red Oak.  It all depends on your taste, and how you want your house to feel and look.

Again though, this is extremely important because you don’t want to setup your house with the wrong styling and coloring of wood.

2. Get the Right Measurements

Nothing is worse than accidentally writing down measurements that are a few inches off, why? Because this can lead to ordering to big of wood boards thus leading to you being frustrated and asking “Why didn’t I just take my time with getting the measurements right?”

You can avoid the wrong measurements by measuring not only once, twice but three times, because if you get the same measurements 3 times then you know you have just about the right measurements.

So keep in mind that you need to always check your measurements over, and over again so that you get the right sized boards.

3. Install Your Vapor Barrier’s

This is the final one simply because it is one step that can be easily overlooked. In the excitement of getting your new hardwood floors you can easily overlook adding in your vapor barrier’s… these are what keep your boards from collecting moisture underneath your boards.

You don’t want moldy boards, because those are the worst. And on top of that mold is hazardous and is an extreme health risk, so make sure to always place down your vapor barrier’s before you place down your boards.

Important Takeaways

  1. Choose the wood you want
  2. Get the right measurements
  3. Install your vapor barrier’s

These are 3 of the most important things you can do before you start installing your boards.

If you have any suggestions or tips let us know in the comment section below, till next time!

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The Top 5 Benefits of Having Hardwood Flooring in Your House

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Hardwood flooring is not only great for adding value to your house, but it also looks great and most people who walk into your house will mention something like, “wow this hardwood flooring looks so good!”

With that said, what are the main benefits of hardwood flooring?

Top 5 Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

1. Variety

There are so many different types of hardwood flooring you can grab. There is American Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, unfinished wood, engineered wood, and much, much more. With hardwood flooring there are so many looks and styles you can choose from, which is awesome because you aren’t stuck with one type of carpet that is either tan or white.

2. Better Acoustics

Have you ever walked into an auditorium and noticed how the sounds bounce off of the walls and make the music louder? Well that is what hardwood flooring (if installed correctly) can do for you. Sound bounces off of hardwood flooring, which if you like to throw parties or play loud music, then hardwood flooring is a nice additive to that.

3. Easy Cleanup

In the “better acoustics” section I mentioned how if you like to throw parties then hardwood flooring is good for you, well this is also true for clean up. Imagine if you had carpet flooring and you were throwing a party and people started to spill food, alcohol and juices on your carpet… it would stain and be ruined.

Well with hardwood flooring, all you would need is a towel, and possibly some wood cleaner like Orange Glo. Imagine that, no need to bust out the carpet cleaner the next day or having to worry about if there will be stains in your carpet!

And even if you are not throwing a party, it is easy to maintain, because all you need is to vacuum, dust, mop and make sure the wood is dry, that’s all! Imagine that, no more needing to shampoo that carpets.

4. Strength & Durability

“High quality hard wood floors that are kiln-dried, manufactured, installed and finished to certain standards can last for generations.” (Source via Build Direct) So what does that mean?

Well if you purchase and install high quality wood flooring into your house, it will last for a very long time. Which is always a plus, because imagine if you had carpet… most people put new carpet in their house every 10-20 years, well with hardwood flooring you wouldn’t have to worry about always putting in new flooring every decade.

On top of that, with hardwood flooring you don’t have to worry about tears, or rips in it because it’s hardwood.

5. Quality that Stands the Test of Time

The beauty of hardwood flooring is not only that it looks good, but that as other flooring, (like carpet) begins to fade and look raggedy, hardwood flooring will still look good. Not only that, but you only will have to refinish, buff or polish your floor again to make it look brand new! That saves a ton of money, because instead of having to re-install your flooring you can just touch it up again.

Takeaway for the Top 5 Benefits

So today we covered the top 5 benefits of hardwood flooring…

  1. Variety
  2. Better Acoustics
  3. Easy Cleanup
  4. Strength & Durability
  5. Quality that Stands the Test of Time

So what does this mean? You should definitely think about upgrading your house to hardwood flooring for those reasons and many more.

If you enjoyed this post make sure to spread the wood and leave a comment below if you have any other benefits of using hardwood flooring!

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