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Prepare Your Hardwood Floor Installation

Installing hardwood floors can be done in the home of the client or at yours our website. For the flooring to last for many years, you must be able to correctly level it. It is important to prepare a subfloor. By carefully inspecting the subfloor, you will be able to determine exactly what materials are needed and what leveling methods should be used.

Because of the high price tag for hardwood floors, customers always plan a budget. For them, the price of materials and installation is also very important. They don’t enjoy being “surprised” to find out their money would be spent on leveling. Homeowners can save money if they don’t spend as much on the installation. The old flooring may be carpeting, vinyl cork or old wood. Tiles, linoleum, and even tiled floors could also be used. The client must be convinced that they need to remove the old flooring prior to installing the hardwood. It is only by removing the old flooring that you will be able to quickly identify any problems with your subfloor.

A customer may instruct you to install the new floor directly on the top of the old one. The height of your floor can affect how you open and close doors, as well as docking other flooring types such tiles. The homeowner will save significant money when upgrading their home. Be aware that those who install floors with integrity will always be paid more.

Let’s return to the very beginning of installation. This leveling should be done every time. It doesn’t matter if the leveling was done before. The house still moves and shrinks. Pouring the floor leveling into deep hole slowly is another possibility. The floor leveling compound can be poured in multiple layers. Every time, use primer. Continue with the filling or installation of hardwood after the primer dries.

You will have loosely-coupled layers if you do not use primer. After installation they will look like a McDonald’s Cheeseburger. The floor may crumble quickly if it is poured all at once into a deep pit. Each type of subfloor will have different conditions and require different floor-leveling products and methods. Your work will look more professional and reliable once you’ve mastered this skill and technique.

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