5 Different Types of Installation Methods For Hardwood Flooring.pptx
5 Different Types of Installation
Methods For Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring is a wonderful addition to any home. But you must be careful when
choosing an installation method. That is why it is highly recommended that you have your
hardwood flooring professionally installed as per the product’s specific guidelines for the
That said, here are key methods of hardwood flooring installation:
1. Nail-Down Installation
This method involves nailing the hardwood
planks to the subfloor using a pneumatic nail gun
or hammer & nails. This has been a commonly-
used method for centuries.
2. Glue-Down Installation
In this method, hardwood planks are glued
directly to the subfloor using a strong adhesive.
Even though it may sound simple, this method
requires expertise and should only be attempted
if you have previous experience.
3. Floating Installation
This method involves laying down a foam
underlayment on the subfloor and then floating
the hardwood planks over top, without any glue
or nails. The planks are locked together using a
tongue-and-groove system.This method is quite
tricky and requires flooring experts. Poorly-
installed hardwood floors will lead to flooring
5. Click-Lock Installation
This is a type of floating installation, where the
planks have a click-lock system that snaps
together without the need for glue or nails.
This is a more modern style of installation and
allows for faster installation. If your hardwood
product does not have this system of installation
built in then you cannot attempt it.
Your choice of installation method will also depend on other factors, such as the
type of subfloor, the location of the room, and your personal preference. To choose
the best installation technique for your particular needs, it is always best to seek
advice from a professional flooring installer.
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