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Hardwood Floors Installation

Hardwood installation

is more than simply laying down the new flooring. Our professional and experienced floor installation crews will give you a long-lasting floor. They make sure the sub flooring is flat and clean before the installation begins and the acclimation time for the wood floors is the right time. The installation will only be as good as the sub floor and the experience of the wood floor installation crew. The installers use the latest tools and techniques to give you the wood floor installation you want.We are the best Contractor in New York and offer affordable Installation and Repairing Services.

Installation Methods

This method is the most popular in homes because the subfloors structure are usually made of plywood and with this condition is more adequate to use this method.

You can use this method if the subfloors are concrete or similar and/or you wish to be provisory and must use a cushioned underlayment. Underlayments are necessary to provide a cushioned effect and will offset very minor irregularities in the subfloor.

This method is highly recommended if wood flooring are planks (more than 5″ boards) or/and a parquet flooring.

A special method for hardwood installation is a mix of nail and glue in a strategic places for this method. This method is very hard and we go over board by board making sure we do not damage the electrical cables or water pipes.

This method is not recommended at all but some old homes used this and we just do in case of repairs.

Nearly all hardwood floor installations will need some type of trim moldings. Whether or not it’s needed to trim off the baseboard or creating an unobstructed transition to ceramic tile, extra costs are involved. Let’s say you prefer quarter round that matches the floor being considered. These little buggers can add up the dollar cost of the job quickly.

Hardwood Floors Patterns

In the Floor Installation pattern you choose for your wood floor, will influence not only the overall aspect of your home, but even the size of it, as people perceived it while visiting your home.

So, let’s take a look at your pattern options and how are they going to impact both your budget and the whole look of your home…

Straight Pattern

Straight-Pattern
The most commonly used installation pattern is straight. To achieve this pattern, hardwood flooring boards are installed parallel to each other along with the length or width of a room. This pattern is used to create simple and contemporary designs, enhancing the original look of the hardwood floor. Being the most straightforward pattern to install, it’s also the least expensive.

Diagonal Pattern

Herringbone

Herringbone Pattern
In a herringbone pattern, the hardwood floor strips are laid in a diagonal zigzag plan that looks like twilled fabric. This pattern can be laid out in the traditional manner or with square modules, like the parquet design.

Parquet

Parquet Pattern
Parquet installation is the laying of wood flooring planks in a repeated geometric pattern. This pattern results in a hardwood floor with the appearance of a checkerboard, sometimes with more complex patterns within each checkerboard square. Additionally, the variety in patterns is practically limitless. The parquet pattern gives a very distinct and sophisticated look to a room. Traditional parquet installation is expensive and rare. It has now been replaced with prefabricated square modules with parquet patterns laid out in a wood veneer.

Types of Wood Floor Installation

Doing Floor Installation wood floors enhance any room. The room you put it in will determine which type to use.

Solid Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring comes in three main types. Each type is available in both an unfinished and a pre-finished version. Unfinished flooring must be job-site sanded and finished after installation. Pre-finished flooring is sanded and finished at the factory — so it only needs installation. The three main types of solid wood flooring are:

  • Strip flooring – This type of flooring is denoted by the thickness and width of the wood planks. Strip flooring has a set width, but the thickness can vary. Strip flooring ranges in thickness from 5/16 of an inch to 3/4 of an inch wide. It is available only in widths of 1 1/2 inches, 2 inches and 2 1/4 inches.
  • Plank flooring – Plank flooring only comes in two thicknesses, but unlike strip flooring, the widths can vary. It is available only in thicknesses of 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch and a range of widths from 3 inches to 8 inches.
  • Parquet flooring – Parquet floors have a very different look from typical hardwoods. They are made up of geometrical patterns composed of individual wood slats held in place with the help of mechanical fastening or an adhesive.
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Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring should not be confused with laminate wood flooring. Engineered flooring is produced by adhering layers of plastic laminate veneer with real wood.

Engineered wood flooring is a popular hardwood installation choice due to its stability and versatility, as well as its resistance to moisture and humidity. Made from layers of real wood compressed together, this type of flooring is perfect for basements, rooms with a concrete subfloor or any room where humidity and moisture may be present. Engineered wood flooring can also be installed over radiant heating systems, making it ideal for heated flooring.

Available in both an unfinished and a pre-finished version. Unfinished flooring must be job-site sanded and finished after installation. Pre-finished flooring is sanded and finished at the factory — so it only needs installation.

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Laminate Wood Flooring

Laminate flooring (also called floating wood tile in the United States) is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials.

Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, perhaps because it may be easier to install and maintain than more traditional surfaces such as hardwood flooring. It may also have the advantages of costing less and requiring less skill to install than alternative flooring materials. It is reasonably durable, hygienic (several brands contain an antimicrobial resin), and relatively easy to maintain.

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CHECK OUT OUR PROJECTS

We have been in the wood flooring industry since 2004 and have gained quite a few happy customers since then. Check out some of our work.

OUR CORE FEATURES

24/7 AVAILALITY

We rely on our expertise and efficiency for a speedy turnaround time. Usually we are done in less than one week.

CERTIFIED FLOORING PROFESSIONALS

Employees are eager to take care of customers and project managers are available to assist customers at any time.

NO HIDDEN COST

We’re proud to say that there is never an extra charge for holiday and weekend labor.

AFFORDABLE PRICES

Hardwood NOW is synonymous with quality service and professional work at a fair price.

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