How to Properly Install Hardwood Flooring Part 5

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.Hardwood Flooring Finish

Laying the Finish on Your Hardwood Floor

This can be very difficult and may require the help from a trained professional. After making sure your floors are completely dust free, you need to apply the stain to your flooring. This can be done with a roller, rag, or paint brush. Either of these techniques will produce a different result. Next, you are going to want to allow the floor time to dry which will usually take 18 to 24 hours. Once the floor has dried to point that you can walk on the surface, you will want to do a full floor sweep to remove any dust that may have settled. Next will come polyurethane application. This is the hardest part of the entire process. You will need either a roller, paint brush, or lambs wool. There are other products out today that will assist you in the poly application but most of these require previous experience in polyurethane application. You want to apply the first coat evenly and consistent across the entire floor. Making sure not to leave any large bubbles. You will then screen the floor with a sander and a screen pad. Repeat this process until the desired look is achieved.

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

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