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How To Lay Engineered Wood Flooring

How To Lay Engineered Wood Flooring


Posted in Engineered Wood Flooring by Source on March 25th 2014
Engineered wood is now one of the most popular flooring options you can have in your home, as there are so many different colours and finishes to choose from as well as the great flexibility and value when compared with other types of flooring. Installing engineered wood flooring is not complicated and can be done by anyone who follows the correct instructions.

A Guide On How To Lay Engineered Wood Flooring

  1. Cleaning And Preparing The Floor – Before beginning the installation, make sure that your subfloor is clean and level. Often uneven areas can be removed by using right sort of underlay, but usually work will be needed on the underfloor itself. Vacuum, sweep and wash the floor to remove any dirt or dust. Make sure the floor has thoroughly dried after cleaning before starting the installation.
  2. Preparing The Wood – Before you lay engineered wood flooring it is important to leave the wood to acclimatise in the room where it will be installed, to prevent any sudden temperature changes from warping the wood. As with any wood flooring, there will also be natural colour variations between each piece of wood, so you should always use planks from different boxes together to ensure you have a natural colour blend across the entire floor.
  3. Installing The Floor – Start by running one row of planks along the longest wall of the room; use the tongue-and-groove edges to slide each one together so they interlock. Many manufacturers recommend that you install the planks with the tongue side against the wall and the groove side facing into the room. Use a floor stapler to drive staples through the groove at a 45-degree angle putting a staple every 6 to 8 inches. Continue running rows of flooring, using different length planks to create staggered seams. If the wall is in your way when you get to the other side of the room, put nails directly through the face of the boards every 12 to 18 inches.
  4. Finishing The Floor – To hide the seams where the floor meets the wall, attach a baseboard to the bottom of the wall using nails. Use a saw to cut thresholds to the length of your doorway openings and install them by simply laying them in their correct location before nailing them to the subfloor. As with the floor planks, use an awl to tap the nail heads down so they sit below the surface of the threshold.

Visit Source Wood For High Quality Solid & Engineered Wood Flooring

Source Wood Flooring provides high quality solid and engineered wood flooring for unbeatable prices. We have a huge variety of colours and finishes to suit any style of room. We are accredited by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and all our products are covered by our price beater guarantee, which means we will beat any competitor quote on like for like products. We also provide next day delivery on everything we sell. If you would like advice about any of our wood flooring options please contact one of our friendly team who will be happy to explain everything to you. Email enquiries@sourcewoodfloors.co.uk or call 08456 021 781.

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