One of the benefits of utilizing an experienced installation team is their knowledge of how your hardwood flooring should be laid. You might think the direction does not matter to a great extent, but it does, and we will tell you more about that in today's post.
Wood floors are an excellent addition to your home
The durability and extensive lifespan of hardwood floors is something every homeowner looks forward to, and the installation of these materials matters greatly. For instance, hardwood should always be laid perpendicularly to your floor joists and not between them.
Ensuring this fit of boards across joists, you will get the best performance, with very little chance of buckling, sagging, or separating boards. It is also an aesthetically pleasing option, with vertical placement offering the illusion of added lengths for smaller rooms.
Another factor to consider in the installation of your new hardwood is natural light. In most cases, the boards should run in the same direction as the light rays, eliminating shadows that can result otherwise for great-looking floors.
What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process?
When you work with Factory Flooring, you don’t have to worry about these questions. Our team of professional flooring installers will handle all the heavy lifting for you — literally. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the savings on your energy bill.
Need to get more flooring ideas first? Our design blog has dozens of articles to help you get started. Whenever you’re ready to tackle your insulation project, we’ll be here to help. Contact us online to get started, or call Factory Flooring at 469-583-7053