Whether solid or engineered hardwood flooring, you will be guaranteed visual appeal, versatility, longevity, and real estate value-adding.
Many say the installation is as necessary as the product, and both versions have very different techniques. So, let's take a closer look.
The tongue and groove hardwood floor installation
The tongue and groove hardwood flooring installation is the only technique for solid wood. In a traditional tongue and groove, each plank has both a tongue and groove to fit together. It forms one sheet, which the installer will then nail to the subfloor.
Excess water can damage solid wood, and the subfloor affects the surface floor. The installer, therefore, will take moisture readings throughout the entire process. They will also make any necessary subfloor repairs or restorations.
It is also essential to acclimate hardwood flooring before installation; this allows the wood to adjust to the new environment. Remember, the tree from which it's harvested most likely grew in a different climate.
Engineered wood and the floating floor
While solid is one thickness throughout, engineered is layered with resin added to the wood. This results in a wood floor that is more stable and better able to handle water.
It also means this hardwood flooring installation has more versatility in installation technique, including the floating floor. Here, the pieces click together, mat, and then hover over the subfloor without adhesives or nails.
Engineered hardwood flooring should be acclimated because it's a floating floor. Even the tiniest bit of movement can throw the floor off balance.
Contact us about your hardwood floor installation
Your hardwood flooring installation will always be done correctly and thoroughly to give you a gorgeous surface. Visit Marion's Carpet & Flooring Warehouses today to learn about our impressive installations (and we'll also offer you a free quote).
We have showrooms in Wilsonville and Portland, OR, and service Wilsonville, Beaverton, Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego.