Our best tips for installing a hardwood floor
In order to highlight the quality of your new hardwood or engineered wood flooring, it is essential to follow a few installation tips.
TIP NO. 1
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.
TIP NO. 2
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).
TIP NO. 3
Select lower visibility areas to install the planks that have natural imperfections and defects.
TIP NO. 4
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.