With years of industry experience, extensive knowledge, and a honed skill set, we proudly stand as a premier floor installation company. Our expertise lies in the installation of solid wood floors, a timeless and beloved choice among homeowners. The allure of solid wood flooring stems from its natural beauty, diverse range of colors, textures, and styles, as well as its exceptional durability.
A solid wood floor serves as a captivating addition to any home or commercial space, creating an ambience of cosy warmth and unmatched elegance. It's no surprise to find you here, seeking information on solid wood floor installation and contemplating the installation of this exquisite flooring option in your own space. If you're in search of a reliable and reputable company with profound expertise in solid wood flooring, look no further. We are here to provide the guidance and assistance you need to bring your solid wood flooring project to fruition.
Proper site preparation is the key to achieving a beautiful and long-lasting solid wood floor. To avoid unpleasant surprises like floorboards warping or significant gaps between them, meticulous preparation is crucial. This involves thorough assessment and preparation of the subfloor, as well as allowing the floorboards to acclimate to the environment. Engaging reliable floor installation specialists who prioritize these steps is essential to sidestep issues, such as unstable floors, costly repairs, and unwanted complications. A seasoned professional will always begin by examining the condition of the subfloor.
Whether it's concrete, joists, or hardwood, the subfloor must meet specific criteria: cleanliness, levelness, dryness, and overall soundness. Should any discrepancies arise, the specialists will address them before proceeding with the installation. Typically, an underlayment layer is used for leveling, thermal insulation, and acoustic benefits before laying the floorboards. Additionally, given the impact of humidity, moisture, and temperature on real wood flooring, conducting comprehensive on-site tests is vital.
Once the site or room successfully meets these critical criteria, the green light is given to proceed with the installation. In general, the room's humidity should stay below 65%, the subfloor's moisture content should not exceed 12%, and any uneven subfloors should be repaired with a self-leveling compound or plywood. Furthermore, it is essential to allow the flooring materials to acclimate to their new environment. Prior to installation, ensure that the floorboards are unpacked and left to adjust outside their transportation packaging for at least a week.
One crucial aspect that wood floor fitting specialists prioritize is the expansion gap. This small but significant space left between the floorboards and the walls along the room's perimeter serves a vital purpose. It allows the floorboards to accommodate changes in moisture, humidity levels, and temperature without incurring damage or breakage. Rest assured, the expansion gap remains inconspicuous as it is concealed by flooring accessories like skirting boards, ensuring the floor's appearance and beauty are unaffected.
In addition to the expansion gap, flooring accessories play a key role in covering various areas of the floor. These accessories are used at thresholds, around pipework, framework, and other junctions between different flooring surfaces. Recognizing that solid wood flooring primarily expands across the grain, our expert wood floor fitting specialists ensure that installation runs no more than 5 meters across the grain, maintaining the integrity of the installation.
There are various methods to install solid wood floors, depending on factors such as the subfloor type, floorboard type, and project specifications. Two common installation methods include nailing and gluing. When dealing with a concrete subfloor, solid wood floorboards are securely glued down using high-quality wood-to-concrete adhesive. On the other hand, if the subfloor is made of plywood, the floorboards are nailed down, with the nails hidden between the tongue and groove edges of adjacent floorboards. Both methods ensure stability, durability, and a long-lasting wooden floor.
Installing solid wood floors requires expertise, knowledge, skill, and craftsmanship. It's not a task to be taken lightly. Our team consists of reliable and experienced installation specialists who understand solid wood flooring inside out. With a track record of successfully completing numerous residential and commercial projects, we are passionate about delivering flawless results. Our tailored approach takes into account your specific requirements and desires to achieve the best outcome possible. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection and survey of your project.