In order to highlight the quality of your new hardwood or engineered wood flooring, it is essential to follow a few installation tips.
Store the boxes of planks at the site where they will be installed for at least 72 hours before starting the work. Do not open the boxes and do not store them in a place without temperature control, such as a shed, an unheated garage or a basement.
Before the installation, check that the grade and color of the planks are in compliance with standards; industry standards allow for a certain level of natural imperfections and manufacturing defects (up to 5% of planks).
Select lower visibility areas to install the planks that have natural imperfections and defects.
Make sure that the subfloor meets the installation requirements. Do not install hardwood flooring in a basement or over a radiant floor heating system. Installation of a vapor barrier is recommended.
Prepare your tools, choose your planks, measure and lay down your flooring.