Hardwood floors are a great choice for flooring in your home. They are durable and have a great classic look. Because of these reasons, it can be costly, depending on the wood used. Some people consider installing it themselves to save money. However, installing wood floors is a lot more involved than it may appear. It is truly an art form. To showcase the investment you're making in your flooring, you should really have an experienced professional handle your hardwood floor installation in Kennesaw for the following reasons.
The natural enemy of wood floors is moisture. A professional will use a wood moisture meter to measure the amount of moisture in the concrete or the sub-floor.
The base for a beautiful wood floor is the sub-floor, or existing flooring upon which the wood flooring will be placed. This sub-floor should be clean, flat, dry, and structurally sound.
A professional knows it is key to let the wood you choose for your flooring acclimate to its’ environment. The wood should be brought in at least a week in advice for this to take place.
Flooring professionals have learned from experience the best place to begin a flooring project. They will usually start around the focal point of a room, such as a fireplace.
Measurements are crucial for even and level installation. A professional will take several measurements and make marks with a chalk line before beginning.
The wood will usually be delivered in random lengths. It requires skill and patience to measure and cut the pieces at correct and equal lengths with a clean, even cut.
Because wood naturally expands and contracts depending on its' climate, a professional will install a humidifier during winter months when moisture levels are low and the furnace is on.
Any mistake can be expensive and set you back on time. A professional has had experience and knows what precautions to take to avoid common mistakes.
The professionals at Emperial Hardwood Floors have been installing beautiful, custom wood floors for several years, and we take pride in providing professional installation to ensure customers get the best results.