Solid Hardwood floor is the most desirable and highly valued type of flooring for upgrade and remodeling especially if you would like to raise the value of your home and improve the quality of the environment.
Solid Hardwood is any product manufactured from timber that is designed for use as flooring, either structural or aesthetic. Wood is a common choice as a flooring material due to its environmental profile, durability, and restorability. Bamboo flooring is often considered a form of solid hardwood flooring, although it is made from a grass (bamboo) rather than a timber.
Installing a hardwood floor yourself can save you a lot of money – if you know what you’re doing. Improper preparation and installation can lead to warping and buckling, which will ruin flooring that might otherwise remain beautiful and durable enough for your grandchildren’s grandchildren to grow up on. The most important thing you can do to ensure the structural integrity of your floor is to properly prepare.
Choice of wood flooring is crucial. The factors that determine how and where hardwood flooring can be installed are:
– Thinner wood – 5/16″ profile – can be installed over wood, concrete, or over existing floors above grade using staples or glue.
– Thick solid wood – 3/4″ profile – should only be installed over wood subfloors, above grade, and should be nailed.
– Not recommended to be installed in basements and subterranean environments.
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