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.
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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.
- Choose the wood you want
- Get the right measurements
- Install your vapor barrier’s
These are 3 of the most important things you can do before you start installing your boards.
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