The Process of Installing Flooring:
The Process of Installing Flooring:
When replacing the flooring in your home the first step would be to remove all the old tile or flooring. This can be a tedious process because it must come up without destroying the foundation of the area. After this, our flooring installers take out the floor and must clear the area of any debris and make sure the floor is completely clean. Then you prepare the subfloor, for tile, laminate wood flooring, hardwood and many other options. While preparing, you clear the floor of all loose nails. Then you must make sure the flooring is completely level, so there are not any dramatic dips, or drops in the finished product and so the flooring doesn’t move in the future. If some areas are not level repairing the floor is essential. Some ways to level your floor is self leveling, but sometimes the home may have to have other repairs to level the floor, the joists or subfloor could be compromised, or a certain area of the home may not have the proper support posts.
The process of Tile Installation:
After selecting the floor tile you want you must ensure your floor is durable and will last years of use and wear and tear. You must use mortar mixed with water and trowel to spread onto the tiles and the floor. You must use a “suction technology” to make sure the floor tiles will never move, with the mortar. While laying floor tiles you must make sure that the tiles are all spaced out evenly and cut correctly. Having uneven gaps between your tiles will look tacky and unprofessional. After setting the tiles you allow the mortar to set for 24-48 hours with no access to the area. The final step in tiling your flooring- the grout- that is the area between the lines of your flooring tiles to finish it with a beautiful look and ensure no leaks. You can do this project yourself or have professional flooring installers with years of experience and expertise do it in a fraction of time with beautiful results.
The Process of Hardwood Flooring Installation:
The first step to installing a hardwood floor is preparing the flooring board to be installed by drilling pre built holes for the nails. having laying the initial row of flooring you must continue to the next row and stagger the flooring so the floor won't come apart and will not be susceptible to long-term damage.You also must understand how to cut the hardwood floor precisely so it fits every angle of your home.
The Process of Engineered Plank Flooring Installation:
The first step after preparing the floor you must lay underlayment if the flooring you chose does not have it attached to the back of the flooring planks. There are also many options for the different types of underlayment they have, some higher priced options are cork board. Cork-board is great for insulation and sound suppression.
Then you begin setting the flooring by laying the initial row of flooring, starting at any entrance, then you must continue to stagger the flooring so the floor clicks together and does not have the same repetition, and won't come apart and will not be susceptible to long-term damage. Some engineered flooring can also be laid and glued without underlayment, be sure to ask your contractor what all of your options are!
Understanding The Flooring You Want For Your home,
Selecting the tile or hardwood flooring you want truly depends on you how you would like your kitchen or bathroom to look, and the durability you’re needing. I would recommend in a kitchen or bathroom to install tile flooring. Yes, they do make “waterproof” engineered flooring, but as all wood, or any engineered product, they can begin to get damaged over time in those water prone areas. Tile is much more durable and will not warp from water over time.
Other questions to consider might be,
What would you like your kitchen to look like when your family has dinner? Or when your friends come by what do you want them to see? What is most affordable for me? Do I need something that can sustain water? Do I want something that is rustic or luxurious? What colors am I hoping to use, do they have those color options I like?