Engineered hardwood flooring in Toronto indeed has numerous advantages such as stability and high resistance to moisture and humidity. However, there are another advantage that concerns your budget allocated towards engineered flooring installation: you can do it yourself in a timely and messy-free manner with minimal money spending. Let me guide you through the installation process with the 10 easy steps. You can follow in order to be in control of the entire installation of your engineered hardwood floors.
1.Decide on the installation method. For the engineered hardwood flooring type there are three main methods: Float, Nail and Glue. Today I will talk about floating engineered hardwood flooring installation method. Please follow my blogs for the future information in regards to other two installation methods).
2. Prepare your subfloors for the installation: cover the subfloor area with the plastic sheets. If you working with the concrete sub floors below grade level place more layers of plastic sheets. Then cover plastic sheets with foam underlayment (its comes with the wood material).
3. If you have click lock type of engineered flooring material then click the planks together as stated at the guide from the manufacturer. (You will end up with one big panel that is not attached to the subfloors). If you purchased engineered hardwood material with tongue and glue method then apply glue to the end of the planks and glue them together as specified in the manufacturer's guide.
4. Start to install engineered hardwood on your first row. Leave the expansion gap as recommended. Remember that rows should be vertical, not horizontal i.e along the length of the room, not the width.
5. Continue installing engineered hardwood flooring by starting a second row. Fit the planks at the end of each row carefully in order to get perfect gaps between plans and rows. Keep add rows in the same manner you install the first two.
6. Now you can remove the guideboard and install engineered hardwood in the resulted space.
7. You almost done. Now it is time to install the baseboards in order to cover the expansion gaps near the wall.
8. Now its time to enjoy the result: a great looking, stable and comfortable engineered hardwood floor that will last for decades. Congratulations !
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