As discussed in previous posts, there are many different types of hardwood flooring in Toronto and Vaughan area that are available for the everyday consumer. Engineered hardwood floors are one type of hardwood flooring, and the glue-down installation method is a good and reliable method to go with when installing engineered hardwood floors.
The glue-down installation method could be used for both types of hardwood floors: parquet and hardwood engineered floors. Typically, professional hardwood flooring installers and renovators using such method when installing a wooden floors over a concrete subfloors. What glue-down method is all about and how does it works? Well, there are 2 types of glue-down flooring installation methods: Direct and Double glue-down. During direct glue-down flooring installation method, the engineered hardwood flooring is being glued to the concrete subfloors. This type of glue-down method is cheaper than double glue-down methods since it is requires less labour time of installing as well as it is requires less tools and flooring products.
During the double glue-down method the layer of cork is getting glued to the concrete subfloors at first, and then the actual wooden floors weather engineered hardwood or parquet are being glued to the layer of cork. Such method provides extra sound isolation, stability and overall durability of the floors. Since double-glue down installation method requires more material and involves extra labour, such method is more expensive than direct glue-down installation method mentioned above.
The cost of glue-down installation vary largely, especially among GTA area and Downtown of the Toronto city. However, the average price for the direct glue-down method is $2.00 per Sq.ft and $2.75-3.00 per Sq. ft for double-glue down respectively. Such prices include labour only, the material and the garbage removal services costs are being charged in addition to the labour costs. The right choice is an informative choice, that’s why its would be a smart idea to invest considerable amount of time into the search of the right hardwood flooring installation companies in the Toronto area.
Here are some tips and ideas in regards to hardwood flooring installation on your steps. This time, we will discuss the engineered hardwood. Whether it is a DIY project, or you just wish to collect as much information of the given topic as possible, please feel free to right that points down or comment and share your own experience. This information was collected for proud home or a condo apartment owners who care about the look and coziness of their floors.
a. The stairs should be ready for the installation: cleaned and sanded if necessary and free of sticking out nails. If they are squeaky, make sure to screw-down the noisy parts prior to the installation - it will be much more complicated and costly to fix it after.
b. Check the subfloors of the stairs carefully. If there are nosings installed, remove it. Make sure you have a knowledge in regards to nosing cutting. Make sure to clean (vacuum) the dust and other mess after the nosing cutting procedure.
c. Now its time for the risings and nosings cutting. For both tasks you need to use table or miter saw. Make sure you measure the stairs a few times before cutting. Nail the risings firs with a nail gun, then nail the nosings to your stairs. If any mess accrued, make sure to clean it, because now you are ready to install engineered floors on your stairs.
d. Follow carefully the manufacturer’s guide. Cut the planks of the engineered hardwood carefully with the miter saw. It is will be smart to start from the top stair and go down, so you would not step on the freshly installed stair. Cut all of the planks of the engineered hardwood and then glue them down.
e. Let the glue dry: 8-12 hours, depending on the installation products. Start enjoying your freshly installed engineered wood stairs immediately.
City of Markham is now full of new projects and houses that are being built. Hardwood flooring in Markham is popular and there is high demand for it. If you live in Toronto, Markham or any city in the GTA, and you want to install hardwood flooring, you in the right place!
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