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Comparing Denver Hardwood Installation Methods


June 5, 2018

You have made the decision that you are going to redo your home’s flooring, and you have decided that you will go with hardwoods. To help you make your decision on the type of hardwoods, take a look at this article in which the experts at HGTV share their favorite choices for hardwoods in this article: 10 Stunning Hardwood Flooring Options. Once you find the right hardwood for your home, you might be wondering about Denver hardwood installation methods—especially if you think you might try to do some of the installation yourself. Let’s take a look at the different methods so you can decide which one might be right for your situation.
Before we get to that, however, you need to decide on solid hardwood (made from a single piece of wood) or engineered hardwood (made up of layers of wood). Both options can feature tongue-and-groove plank design. This recent blog post, Buying Guide for Hardwood Flooring in Denver, tells you what you need to know before picking out your hardwoods.

Methods of Installation for Hardwoods

Nail or staple. Flooring nails look a bit like a tiny golf tee. If a hardwood needs to be nailed, there is likely going to be stapling involved as well. Nails allow for more give in humidity as wood expands and contracts. The harder the wood, the better it is to use nails for installation.

Floating. This type of installation is named for the way the planks of hardwood float above the subfloor rather than being directly attached to it. This type of installation usually costs less because there is less labor involved. It is also an easier way to install hardwoods, so many do-it-yourselfers choose this method.

Glue. This installation method, although more labor intensive than the floating option, provides some important benefits, including longevity of the floor. A glued floor will stay in place for many years. There is also sound reduction because there is no space between the floor and subfloor.

Click. Some engineered hardwood clicks together rather than fitting together tongue-and-groove style. This is a floating method, so it does not attach to your subfloor. This is a glue-free option which is another great method for do-it-yourselfers. Sometimes it is sold under different names rather than click together, so it’s important to read the instructions before you purchase.

Contact TGB Flooring when you are ready to purchase and install hardwoods in your home. Our expert staff has more than a quarter century of experience and is respected throughout the Denver area for satisfying customers with our superior and personalized flooring services. We can handle all of your flooring needs, we have access to the best products available, and we would be glad to provide hardwood floor refinishing services that can enhance the exceptional quality of your home. We are proud to offer our services to the following areas: Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Boulder, Castle Rock, Parker, Castle Pines, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, and Tallyn’s Reach. Contact us today!