As hardwood flooring installation experts, the MasterCare team can determine which installation option is right for your project. Choosing an installation method depends on where in the building the floors are being installed, the type of subfloor present, and the type of wood and flooring being used. For wooden subfloors, any installation method will work. If the subfloor is concrete, flooring must be glued down or floating. Hardwood flooring installation options include:
In nailing hardwood flooring down, nails fasten the wood to the subfloor. This option is best for thin wood flooring.
When gluing, wood is glued directly to the subfloors. This method is appropriate for engineered or parquet floors.
Stapling also works for thin wood flooring. With this option, staples attach the wood to the subfloor.
Floating hardwood boards are not attached to the subfloors. They can float above any surface with padding in between.