Still gearing up for your next hardwood flooring installation? Whether you choose to attempt the project yourself or hire a flooring contractor, you’ll need a host of knowledge to tackle this endeavor. Thus, Texas Hardwood Flooring has taken it upon ourselves to ensure that you enter into this endeavor with your eyes wide open. Catch our last three articles to find out as much as you can about the hardwood flooring installation process and how you should navigate flooring contractors.
What Should You Expect From Your Flooring Contractor?
After the delivery of the wood and after it gets a chance to acclimate to the area, your flooring contractor should be pretty prompt about replacing your flooring. They should arrive early in the morning on the day of the installation and set up their saws outside if the weather permits. In the event that the weather is poor on the day of your hardwood flooring installation, make sure there’s plenty of room in the garage. In fact, we might caution you to clean out a large portion of the garage so that the flooring contractors can set up their saws inside. This will protect the large majority of your home from getting too dusty and the wood from getting too exposed to moisture and other environmental interferences.
The Subfloor Check
After setting up their saws, good hardwood flooring installers will check out your subfloor before proceeding. The proper subfloor for hardwood should be a minimum of ⅝-inch thick plywood. This is especially true if you’re intending to install a more exotic wood or any reclaimed wood flooring material. If the flooring contractor tells you during the initial interview that it’ll be okay to install your new flooring over particle board or strand board subflooring, call another place and ask for a different estimate. Just about every single type of hardwood flooring requires nail-down installation. This means the nails and/or brads will be drilled through your flooring into the subflooring, thus your subfloors thickness and material is particularly important. Good hardwood flooring contractors will be able to work with measurable precision and efficiency. If your hardwood flooring takes more than a day per room, it’s not that they’re being careful, it’s that they don’t know what they’re doing.
Rather than concern yourself with hiring a good flooring contractor and vetting plenty of applicants that put in a bid on the job, simply call the most respected flooring contractor in all of Texas:Texas Hardwood Flooring. We’ve been installing flooring all over the Lone Star State for the last 50 years. In short, we know what we’re doing. We can guide you through the process of choosing your flooring, playing off of the colors already present in your home and installing a hardwood floor that looks and feels amazing. Turn to the premier professionals in Dallas — turn to Texas Hardwood Flooring. Contact us today to schedule your estimate.