Hardwood Installation Services
Sidney Carpet One Floor & Home is your locally owned source for all things hardwood. We are your local hardwood experts, and that means we can help you choose the best hardwood for your home, and help you be prepared for your installation. All of our exclusive brand hardwood floors are backed by our award winning warranties.
Purchasing a hardwood floor is just a part of the process; you also need to have it installed. Our sales professionals will listen and ask the right questions to find out the type of hardwood you need for your home, and will also walk you through the steps to expect during your installation.
How to Install Hardwood Floors
With hardwood, there are certain details during the installation that cannot be ignored, which is why we recommend professional installation. Before the hardwood is installed, one of our flooring professionals will do an in-home measure and moisture test, and the wood is introduced to the home to acclimate.
Your floors should be tested for moisture to ensure your subflooring can support hardwood. A damp subfloor can cause damage to your hardwood over time if not properly tested. You subfloor is also prepped and made sure it is clean, dry, and free of imperfections. Installers make sure to leave a gap between the planks and your walls to allow the wood to naturally expand. There should 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?
Hardwood does have its limitations, and needs to be installed in areas that are relatively cool and dry. Engineered hardwood is a little more durable, and can handle spaces like kitchens and basements, and is also a great choice for bedrooms and living rooms. Solid hardwood should be installed in places like bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, or home offices. Avoid installing any type of hardwood in bathrooms or laundry rooms.
Hardwood in Bedrooms
Make your bedroom feel more open, warming and inviting with hardwood flooring. Hardwood is an allergy friendly choice for your bedroom, and is simple to clean. Use our room visualizer tool to see what hardwood would look like in your bedroom. Transform your space into a personal retreat with quality flooring.
Hardwood in Living Rooms
If you frequently entertaining guests, family, and friends in your home and use your living room space a lot, consider installing engineered hardwood flooring in that space. Hardwood flooring can open up a small room, and create a warm and inventing space to gather. It is also a great flooring choice if you have children or pets in your home.