">
 

411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Installing a Wood Burning Fireplace Insert like a Professional

A wood burning fireplace insert has many benefits over traditional gas and electrical alternatives. Most significantly by choosing to heat your...

on Jan 18, 2017

Simple on Making your Home More Comfortably

For most people making your house your home is a non topic but there are many “little things” that can be done to enhance your space...

on Jan 18, 2017

Lawn Maintenance: Is Your Lawn Revealing About You?

Taking good care of your lawn is necessary for ensuring that it becomes healthy and resistant to disease, pests, weeds and weather conditions. Lawn...

on Jan 18, 2017

How To Choose The Right Water System For Your Home

Choosing the right water system for the home requires some careful thought. There are several different types of hot water systems to choose from,...

on Jan 12, 2017

Working with a Builder you can Trust

Buying a new build can be quite an investment. It's imperative to choose the right builder from the start by finding a reputable, trustworthy...

on Jan 12, 2017

Hardwood Flooring- How to Install in a Right Way?

by Ryan Holman on Jan 9, 2014

Hardwood flooring is in vogue these days as it provides a touch of class and adds elegance to the overall décor. Its installation involves some special equipment and patience; however, most of the homeowners find that it is a job that is within their capabilities. Besides increasing the value of your property, it also makes the ambiance cozy and appealing. One of the greatest aspects of hardwood flooring is that it compliments virtually any décor including furniture and paint colors. Also, you are not stuck with a certain color or shade because it is available in different natural patterns, allowing you refinish several times.

There are so many benefits of having the hardwood flooring installed, which includes:

  • It is easy to maintain. Regular sweeping or washing with a mop is enough to clean the floor. In the case of excess deposit of dirt or food spills, you may clean the floor with wood flooring cleaner and get its elegant appearance back.
  • It increases the value of home. Studies proved that the homes with hardwood flooring sell much faster than those with other types of floors.
  • It is versatile as it fits both traditional and modern home décor. It also allows you to personalize your floor by using hardwood such as cherry, walnut and oak.
  • It is best suited to the people suffering from any kind of environmental allergies.
  • It is more durable than other types of floors. Its quality made it the most preferred choice from centuries.

After you have bought your new hardwood flooring, you may be thinking about saving money and decide to do it yourself rather than hiring a professional installer. However, before you roll up your sleeves, there are some factors that should be taken into consideration along with the time required to install the flooring.

Tools Needed: Depending on the method you choose to install hardwood flooring, you will need few tools to help you achieve clean and beautiful results. At first, you need a pencil and measuring implements to evaluate from where you should start, while for nailing it would require hammer and appropriate nails. Adhesive is important if you wish to glue the planks to each other and to the subfloor and a pry bar to set the end of the planks tightly against each other.

Proper Alignment: When installing hardwood flooring, make sure to take proper alignment of the planks. You can do this by choosing the straightest and longest hardwood flooring as your first plank to be installed perpendicular to the floor joist and few centimeters away from the wall. The second plank is then placed alongside the first one tapping the outer edge with the use of a hammer. Make sure there is no gap visible between the joints as straight alignment ensures the beauty of floor and also prevent water and liquids from seeping that damage your flooring.

Other important tips: It is highly advisable to use a tapping block all the time in order to prevent direct contact between the hammer and the edges of your floor plank, which causes damage. Have a dry rag at the time of using glue so that you can wipe off the excessive glue immediately and preserve the appearance of your hardwood flooring.

Author’s Profile: Mike is owner of one of the most popular gyms that is based in USA and is sharing some of the important tips related to gym floor covers and gym floor curtains. He is guiding how to avoid repeated gym floor refinishing and save money as well as time by its proper use.

Author

Ryan Holman

Ryan Holman

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Improve Your Contractor Business

In today’s economic climate it is harder than ever to run a successful contractor business. The recent economic downturn and declining real estate...

Construction / Materials

Ideal Carport Plan for Homeowners

The carport is always covered at the top and opened at the sides that offer shelter to vehicles, especially cars. However, you should not confuse...

Construction / Materials

Maintaining your Hot Tubs

No one wants to use dirty or non maintained hot tubs. Whether it’s in your home or at the Spa, you want to soak in something that looks and...

Pools / Hot Tubs / Saunas

Sump Pump Backup System for Long Lasting Service

A sump pump backup system is utilized to protect underground spaces like basement from getting flooded with water during situations when main sump...

Plumbing / Basements

Woodworking 101

If you are considering woodworking as a hobby, there are a few tools and resources that you will need. Start with a solid work bench and measuring...

Tools / Woodworking

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017