Wood Floor Installation Guide

Benefits and Advantages of Self-Installation

There are numerous advantages to installing a hardwood floor yourself versus hiring a contractor to do it for you.  One of the obvious advantages is saving money that would otherwise be spent on labor costs which ultimately add up to be extremely expensive.  For example, most home improvement stores offer to install 3/4” solid hardwood flooring for about $4.00 a square foot, which adds up to about $1,000 for the average living room size (about 250 square feet).  Self installation is obviously very beneficial by helping you to save that money.  After hiring a contractor, workers show up and are frequently rushed to complete the job because to them it is just that, another job.  Sometimes they may accidentally (or purposely to save time and energy) install faulty boards that don’t look as nice.  My sister and her family had professionals install their hardwood floor, and to their dismay


Why 3/4” Solid Oak Hardwood Flooring?

Replacing our carpet with 3/4” solid hardwood flooring was one of the best decisions we ever made in regards to the remodeling of our house.  The solid oak has added a feeling of warmth, comfort, luminosity, well-being, cheerfulness, hospitality and luxury to our home.  It is absolutely amazing to see the many interesting options of finish, surface, species and stain of wood there are to choose from that are designed to improve the interior appearance of your home.  In many cases it’s the aesthetic improvement in itself that persuades a person to purchase hardwood flooring, but there are many advantages that hardwood flooring has to offer besides the elegance of interesting natural patterns and aesthetic improvements that we have just named.  Not only does it beautify your home, it increases its resale value significantly and should be seen as a long-term investment.  It is not uncommon for real estate investors


Important things need to consider before refinishing your hardwood floors


Renewing old hardwood floor is one of the most challenging tasks.  If your floor dull as dirt, then you have to explore the first-class methods for refinishing the floor. In general, dust and dirt makes hardwood floors look dingy. This is because ever-increasing requirements for unlocking the hidden beauty of the sad floor. You can concentrate on some important things for successfully restoring the dirty hardwood floors which lost their sheen.  The following details guide you to make a well-informed decision and refinish your floor as per your wishes.

The main types of finishes

There are three types of finishes homeowners can choose from for their floors. These options are polyurethane, varnish and penetrating sealer. Polyurethane has different degrees of luster with the impressive plastic looking finish. This method is a good option for high-traffic as well as high-traffic places. However, it is too difficult to find repair when …