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Efficient processes with high quality results mark all our installation services. Our expert installation skills and techniques have been honed by over 30 years of industry experience. We work hard to make sure your project remains on time and on target. We specialize in custom patterns, unique features, and complicated inlays.
There are three main installation methods for installing hardwood flooring. Each system of installation has its purpose based on site conditions and product requirements. Choosing the right solution for your project is important and we will provide you with all the information you need to make the best decision.
Staple down or nail down installation is the most common method for hardwood flooring installs. The National Wood Flooring Association recommends to also use an adhesive for all plank flooring 5" or wider to prevent movement in the floor that can lead to loose boards, irregular gapping and floor failure. When all of the flooring is less than 5" wide then it is recommended to install over an approved vapor barrier underlayment paper designed for hardwood flooring. We provide these products as a standard for this installation method.
There are many different adhesive products and moisture membranes on the market today with broad ranging prices and promises. HHF only uses premium adhesives designed and recommended for the particular product installation we are performing. Glue down installation is required when you want to install hardwood flooring over concrete or other substrates that do not allow you to staple to them. In some cases, it will be required to trowel down a moisture membrane to prevent the transfer of moisture from the subfloor to the wood-flooring product. HHF will evaluate your site conditions and suggest the appropriate method for your floor. Once the adhesive cures, you will have a far superior installation and bond strength to the subfloor than any other method of installation preventing movement of the floor materials and offering a sturdier, more quiet walk.
Floating floor installation was designed for laminates and engineered hardwood flooring to be installed where Staple or Glue Down methods are not possible due to inadequate subfloors. Each board is joined together with glue or an interlocking tongue and groove system so the entire floor can expand and contract together as one. This minimizes the potential for excessive gapping and floor failure. All floating floors will require an underlayment that provides a moisture membrane as well as a cushioned layer that reduces sound when walking on the floor.