Hardwood Flooring Installation
Columbia River Carpet One Floor & Home is your local retailer for all things hardwood and installation. Stop by our showroom to explore our collection of quality hardwood flooring. We carry both name brands in addition to our Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands. Our team of flooring professionals is ready to help you find the perfect hardwood floor and walk you through what to expect during installation. Come to us for all of your flooring needs.
Types of Installation
Solid hardwood utilizes the nail or glue down method. These types of installations are permanent and ensure your hardwood floors will not shift with use.
Engineered hardwood mostly is available in floating floor systems. Floating floors allow for a lot of versatility, and do not need any adhesives since the planks click together.
Before any good installation begins, you should expect an in-home measure and a moisture test. Moisture testing is important because hardwood is susceptible to damage when exposed to moisture. Installers also make sure your subfloors are dry, flat, and free of imperfections being laying down the planks. It is important to leave a gap between the hardwood planks and your walls to allow the hardwood to naturally expand.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood should be installed in dry, cool places around your home. Solid hardwood is sensitive to moisture and humidity and should be installed in places with relatively low traffic like bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. The layered construction of engineered hardwood allows it to be installed in more places around your home. Engineered hardwood is good in areas with a lot of traffic like kitchens and hallways. They can even be installed in basements.
Be sure to avoid installing hardwood in bathrooms and laundry rooms due to excessive moisture and humidity which can damage wood.
Hardwood Flooring for Bedrooms
Solid hardwood flooring will add value to your space and an elegant atmosphere. You can turn your bedroom into a personal retreat that you cannot wait to return to after a long day. Hardwood is clean and allergy friendly when well cared for.
Hardwood in Living Rooms
If you entertain a lot, then consider engineered hardwood flooring for your home. Engineered hardwood is durable and can handle a lot of foot traffic. A new hardwood floor in your living room will make it warm and inviting, and prompt a conversation between your guests.