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Different Hardwood Flooring Installation Methods

Time for hardwood flooring installation? Product and installation quality impacts appearance, performance and durability. A professional installer like Robar Flooring takes care of the smallest details to ensure beautiful and long lasting hardwood floors in your home or office.

There are four different ways to install hardwood floors, each with their own set of challenges. We have provided an overview to help you understand what is involved.

  • Nail Or Staple Down Flooring Installation: A traditional method of floor installation, each board is nailed or stapled (at an angle just above the tongue of the floor board) to the wood subfloor using a manual or pneumatic flooring nailer or stapler.
  • Glue Down Floor Installation: In this method, each tongue and grooved floor board is attached to a wood subfloor or concrete slab using an adhesive. This can be quite challenging as the adhesive is expensive and messy, so it could cause alignment problems for DIY installers. Check manufacturer installation recommendations to ensure your flooring can be glued down.
  • Floating Hardwood Flooring Installation: Here, flooring is installed by applying a bead of glue into the groove of each floor board. The board is then laid over a foam pad and tapped together using a hammer and tapping block. The whole floor will expand and contract seasonally as opposed to movement of individual boards. Ensure the hardwood you buy is suitable for this installation method.
  • Click Loc Hardwood Floor Installation: Using this method you can tap the boards and lock them together or lock and fold them together. It is a floating floor which should never be glued or nailed down. Once again follow your manufacturer’s guidelines for flooring installation.

The professional installers at Robar Flooring offer tailored services to meet the unique needs of your property. Home and business owners all across the GTA rely on us for seamless installation. In addition to providing top quality products and workmanship, we ensure that all work is done on time and within budget.

Why You Need Professional Hardwood Flooring Installation

There are various aspects to hardwood flooring installation. As a result you could be faced with many challenges including an unlevelled floor, which direction to lay the boards in, nosing and threshold problems, etc. Inexperienced installation can result in serious damage leading to huge repair or replacement costs. Quality hardwood is a significant investment. You want to ensure it is done right the first time. A shoddy job not only looks bad but it could also impact the resale value of your property.

Robar Flooring is well-known for exceptional hardwood flooring installations. Oak, maple, birch and cherry with oak, not matter what type of hardwood you choose, just tell us how and where you want it.

Our dedicated hardwood flooring installation team offers end-to-end service including:

  • Installation of all types of hardwood, softwood and engineered flooring (strip floor, plank floor, parquet) and laminated flooring
  • Installation of stairs and raisers
  • Installation of baseboards and -rounds

A wide range of products, experienced installers, latest tools and a proven hardwood flooring installation process will guarantee your complete satisfaction.

If you are looking for a professional hardwood flooring installation service in the GTA, call Robar Flooring today at 647-694-3696 for a free estimate.

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Samples of hardwood flooring installation

There are many options and possibilities when it comes to hardwood flooring installation. Few of the most common types include:

All of the above are either nailed or glued down on top of existing sub-floor. In condominiums or commercial properties where sub-floor consists of concrete, plywood is applied on top of the slab in order to allow for nailing of the floor. All glued down floors can be directly applied on top of the concrete. See diagrams below outlining different floor types, installation techniques as well as examples of transition and finishing trims commonly used.