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Different tools and hardwood flooring installation




When you plan to do the installation of hardwood flooring then you would definitely require some tools. These tools include hammer, saw, measuring tape, painter's tape, paint roller, adhesive, mineral spirits and 1/4" round molding. You must have these tools when you plan to install hardwood flooring.
Installation Process
Now the main step of hardwood floor installation actually begins. Always start your installation at the edge of the longest wall. Then keep following these steps as mentioned here. First apply the adhesive directly on the concrete floor you can start at the spot as we have discussed above. Wood flooring must be placed straight on the adhesive. In order to make sure that the boards stick tightly to the concrete to each other simply press it down. In order to remove any extra glue from the wooden floorings imply use a piece of cloth dipped in mineral spirits. The gap between the wall and flooring must be at least 1/4 inch. Use the painter's tape for taping the boards together in this way you can ensure that the boards are well secured.
With this you have finally got a clear idea about how to install hardwood flooring. One more step that you must keep in mind is to take few steps around the room so that you can check how well the boards have been fixed. It will take around 12 hours for the adhesive to dry so let it dry overnight or more. You can place a ‘no entry’ board. This step is also essential to engineered hardwood floor when it is installed. Finally, when the adhesive dries off then you need to nail the round molding (1/4 inch) to the wall. The purpose of this nailing is to cover the expansion joint. If you do not have a mold then you can also use a regular baseboard in its place. If you want to do the installation on your own, then you can save the cost of labor for hardwood floor installation. Another option is to opt for prefinished hardwood flooring.


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