How to Properly Install Hardwood Flooring Part 3

Advanced Flooring Solutions of Woodstock, GA has over 15 years of experience in hardwood flooring installation. We would like to pass some of that knowledge down to our customers so that they may compare our procedures to the highest standards of the trade. We would also like to give some tips and ideas to the “do it your selfer” family out there that may try to tackle flooring installation. We are going to write 5 different blogs on the steps needed to properly install hardwood flooring.

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Remembering to leave room for board expansion is extremely important. Pop a chalk line 3/8 from the straightest least obstructed wall in the room. This will be the best wall to start from. Start by using a long board placed along the edge of the chalk line. You will have to face nail the first few boards until the pneumatic nailer will fit beside the starting wall. Don’t worry that you can see the nails now, we will cover how to remove them from site in the future blogs. Be sure that your flooring is ran perpendicular to your floor joists as well. This will help anchor the flooring and tie everything together. Once you’ve gotten far enough away from the way you can begin to use the pneumatic nail gun. Before nailing each board you want to be sure that the board is tight in the groove and that you’re not putting joints to close to one another. Everything else is fairly self-explanatory and if you have gotten this far should be a breeze.

Next week we will cover the approach taken when you have purchased your flooring and are moving on to installing hardwood flooring. Give Advanced Flooring Solutions a call for all of your hardwood flooring needs.

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