When you decide to install new flooring, it will be either because your existing floor cannot be re-finished or you wish to change the style or look of your home. Either way, at ABC Wood Flooring, we are here for you. We offer tailor-made solutions for your individual needs, and the particular atmosphere you wish to create. The options to choose from are endless, from straight boards to parquet to custom medallions. And our Installation styles can come in different sizes, widths and thickness.
Installation that works
Once you have made your decision, we will determine the best way to install your particular flooring. There are different ways to install floors, depending on the wood type's width and thickness, and the current condition of the surface. Some types can be glued and others must be nailed.
There are three main types of wood flooring installation methods:
Nail Down/Staple Installation
Nailing or stapling down solid or engineered wood strops to the sub-flooring. Using this method, we install the floor with random length strips. These are put down and then fastened securely, to ensure the exact placement.
Glue Down Installation
Glue down installation involves gluing parquet or engineered wood strips directly to the sub-floor. There will be a certain amount of moisture involved, as a result, so if you have any allergies or are hyper-sensitive, this may not be the best method for you.
However, we use considerably mild acrylic-based glue, so it may not be a problem at all. \
Your floor will be ready to walk on and furniture moved back in the following day.
Using this popular installation method, we glue the tongue and groove of every plank together, while the floor floats over foam-cushioned padding. In some cases, where the floor has a locking system, we are able to lock the different pieces together without using glue at all.
As for the surface, different preparations need to be made, from simple cleaning and taking care of moisture to levelling the surface by chipping it or building a levelled stage above.
You can call us at 212-655-4402