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


Hardwood flooring design questions