Hardwood Installation Services
If you are looking for new hardwood flooring, we have you and your home covered at Modern Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home in New Orleans. Our hardwood flooring selection is backed by our award winning warranties, and our flooring professionals are here to help you choose the best hardwood floor for your home. Not only can we help you find the right hardwood floor, but we also help you be prepared for what to expect when your installation date arrives. You can come to us for help with your next flooring project from start to finish.
How to Install Hardwood Floors
Hardwood requires certain details be paid attention to during installation to ensure your floors will last their intended life cycle, so we always recommend professionals to get the job done. When it comes to installation, the most important steps include and in-home measure and moisture test. Moisture testing is an important step before installation to ensure your subfloors are suited to handle hardwood flooring. A damp subfloor can cause damage to your hardwood over time if not properly tested. They also prepare your subfloor and made sure it is flat, clean, dry and free of imperfections. After your new hardwood floor is installed, it is important to make sure to leave a gap between the planks and the walls to allow the hardwood to naturally expand. There should also be no gaps between the planks to ensure a seamless surface.
The different types of hardwood constructions require different installation methods, which can help in your purchasing decision. Solid hardwood should be nailed or glued down to the surface so there is no shifting during use. Engineered hardwood comes in floating floors, and can lock together without needing any adhesives.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Solid hardwood is beautiful and strong, but does need to be installed in dry, cool environments. This type of hardwood looks best in bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms where the traffic is low and there is less moisture around. Engineered hardwood’s layered construction provides more stability than solid wood, so it can handle areas with a lot of traffic like kitchens and hallways. They can even be installed in basements with moisture control.
Be sure to avoid installing hardwood in bathrooms and laundry rooms due to excessive moisture and humidity which can damage wood.
Hardwood adds style, luxury, and value to any space it is installed in. Make your bedroom feel more open, warming and inviting with hardwood flooring. Hardwood does not trap dust or dirt, meaning allergens cannot thrive when properly cared for and cleaned. Use our room visualizer tool to see what hardwood would look like in your bedroom.
Install hardwood in your home if you are looking to increase its style and value. Hardwood offers special styles and characteristics no other flooring can. For spaces around your home that see a lot of traffic, like your living room, consider installing engineered hardwood. It is also great for homes with pets and children.