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Hardwood flooring FAQs

Hardwood flooring offers an aesthetic appeal and long-term durability that is hard to beat. There are two common types of hardwood flooring, which includes engineered and solid hardwood flooring. Both are available options that come as part of flooring solutions. Below, we take an in-depth look at the installation process of hardwood floors as well as at the questions that arise from hardwood flooring.

Installation of hardwood floors

Solid wood flooring is made from one continuous piece of solid wood that measures around 3/4 inches thick. Wood strips are anywhere from 1-1/2 inches to 2-1/4 inches wide. Wood strips or planks are generally nailed to the subfloor. It is important to let the flooring planks or strips adjust to the temperature and moisture conditions in your house, as wood often expands and contracts with temperature changes. Try to have it delivered at least 72 hours before installation is due to begin to help with this.

Hardwood flooring installation can be done by using the following techniques:

  • Glue down installation
  • Nail down or staple installation
  • Floating engineered installation
  • Glueless installation

General questions on hardwood floors

What is hardwood flooring?
What is the best type of hardwood floors?
What Is engineered hardwood flooring?
How thick is hardwood flooring?
Why do my hardwood floors look cloudy?
Which direction should hardwood floors be laid?
How to pick hardwood floors:
What causes hardwood floors to buckle?
What types of hardwood flooring are best for dogs?
Can you change the color of your hardwood floors?
Should I refinish or replace my hardwood floors?

Hardwood flooring design questions

What to put under furniture on hardwood floors?
What kinds of rugs are safe for hardwood floors?
When can I put furniture on refinished hardwood floors?
What color furniture goes with dark hardwood floors?
How to protect hardwood floors from furniture?
What is the best color for hardwood flooring – dark or light?