Install hardwood flooring?
Fontaine Flooring has been installing hardwood flooring for over 9 years and can answer any questions about hardwood flooring. What is you exact question.
Not a good idea. If you are going to the expense of good hardwood flooring, do it right.
Yes, but you need to lay the floor the opposite direction of the old one.
The engineered flooring can be either floated above or glued to the concrete.
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no I have seen it done (really), but it's a bad idea.
There are lots of kinds of click-in, tongue and groove flooring available. All you'll need is a hammer and a power saw to install most of the brands out there.
The life of your floor depends on how it is installed. You can find numerous instructions and guidelines on the internet. I suggest you to find a reliable flooring contractor.
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It's not recommended in the bathroom, too much moisture. Go with tile.
Sure, just leave a SMALL gap you can later silicone or shoe.
It varies, from a packet of Maltesers to several thousand pounds.
Installing a hardwood floor will vary in price depending on a few factors. One factor is the size of the room. Another factor is the type of flooring that is purchase.
No, laminate is floating type of floor installed over an insulation pad. Hardwood floor has to be nailed, stapled or glued to the subfloor. If you do manage to install hardwood on top of laminate sooner or later your Laminate floor will expand due to high temperature or humidity and it will create gaps between hardwood planks.
Yes. Assuming that it is a floating floor (ie:Pergo), you can install it over any solid surface. You could also install a glue down laminate as long as you used the appropriate sized glue trowel.
You can. You start by applying moisture barrier to the concrete--flooring stores have it--then gluing the hardwood to the concrete.
No, parquet has been known to buckle because he moisture in the cement has nowhere to escape too.
A 3 man crew should be able to tackle it is a week. 3 Weeks if it is a union job.
Bamboo can be as durable as hardwood - Hardwood Flooring has many more options on the Janka Hardness chart though. For example Carbonized bamboo (1180 on the Janka chart) doesn't come near Maple ( Janka rating = 1450) and bamboo doesn't come near Ipe, the most durable hardwood in the world. Some bamboo floors are more durable than others (Teragren uses bamboo that has been matured for 5+years making it stronger) also if you decide… Read More
$2.00 - $2.50/ sq ft for install only $2.25-$3.00 depending on width and length of material.Prefinished or finish in place?
Yes, you can...provided that there is not a water nor moisture issue. If the basement is below grade (i.e. beneath the ground), then you need to use an engineered hardwood (rather than solid hardwood). Some engineered hardwoods can be glued and others click into place. It's best to consult a flooring professional on best structure/installation method and whether floor prep is needed (since many basements are uneven). Oops...I forgot to sign in. Engineered hardwood is… Read More
I have done this and I always have the hardwood installed first. Then I install the ceramic tile. To protect the hardwood floor from getting grout or glue on it I cover the hardwood floor with a soft cover (to prevent scratches) and tape it down. Then place a plastic cover over the hardwood. Then I can install the ceramic tile at the edge of the hardwood creating hardly or no seem and level with… Read More
Do you need to lay down felt paper or any kind of under lay when installing new hard wood over old hardwood?
This is a point is debated among those who install flooring. Bruce Hardwood Flooring, the leading hardwood seller in America states felt paper or red rosin in unnecessary for installation of a nail or staple down floor. There are those who believe it acts as a vapor barrier. The issue with that thought is, if you need a vapor barrier over your wood subfloor, you shouldn't be installing wood anyway. Some believe it will reduce… Read More
Yes, if it is a floating hardwood floor. You can find them as click together or where the seams are glued. The downside is that often these floors are hard to repair unlike a solid wood floor. But if you want real wood and have concrete you do have options. Don't forget the foam padding required for all these floors.
Only engineered bamboo flooring.
Well I think it depends on the costs & materials that an owner needs to consider to Install flooring
Laminate installation is a very easy thing to do. There are many laminate options too: * Glueless laminate flooring: These laminate floors snap together at the edges If you're installing laminate on grade, below grade, or in other areas subject to moisture, you'll also need a thin plastic underlayment to prevent seeping moisture from below. * Laminate floorings with underlayment attached: These glueless planks come with an included underlayment * Glued laminate flooring: there are… Read More
In most states INstallation of flooring is "Labor" like a haircut or Brake Job and is not subject to "Sales Tax" There may be exceptions in some states, but in most states the answer is no. The Retailer is probably pocketing the extra, when no one catches it...
You can; although you may want to use either tar paper or something else to reduce "Squeaks". Remember also that installing a new floor over the existing one is going to raise the new floor up by up to an inch (depending on the flooring); therefore you may be creating trip hazards or other problems.
Flooring first. The flange will set on top.
Laminate floor is more expensive.
yes but its better if you take the laminant flooring off. it will come out cleaner with no cold in between
Each individual strip of hardwood flooring is nailed to the sub-flooring below it. You're not going to be able to do that with a cement floor. If you attempt to glue plywood down to the floor first, it's going to end up buckling. The temperature and humidity on one side of the plywood will be different then the other because of the cement. If you really want to do this, you're going to have to… Read More
Installing vinyl flooring is hard if does not get tips and step-by-step instructions to help with installing vinyl sheet flooring.
To install a wood flooring would be on your skills. Either you should hire someone to install it for you or you could do it for yourself, but you should really hire someone that's professional so they can do it really fast.
If you install a tongue&groove bamboo flooring, the cost will be about USD8.00/sqm. If you install a click lock bamboo flooring, the cost will be about USD5.00/sqm. The best way is choose click lock bamboo flooring.
Tigerwood is an extremely durable lumber used extensively in both flooring and decking. It's more common name is "Goncalo Alves" and you may sometimes see it marketed under that name. Tigerwood is an unusual looking wood. Named for its similarity to the stripes on a tiger. Tigerwood hardwood flooring is an unusual combination of consistent color with a fantastic array of chocolate, almost black grain. This consistent color calms the intensity and detail of the… Read More
yes you can but it is not recommended to install ceramic tiles over vinyl
It depends on who you get to install it.
Home Depot does offer vinyl flooring installation if you get your vinyl flooring from them they will install it for free. If it is from somewhere else you will need to contact them for price.
"I would recommend replacing your laminate floor at Lowe's building supply. They carry a full line of tools, flooring and all the materials you will need to install your flooring."
There are many variables to this answer. It depends if you are installing the wood flooring yourself or having it installed professionally. The size of the area and the type of wood. There are wood flooring companies who offers workshops on installing wood flooring. A DIY course.
yes, you need instant glue
No. unless you want your floors to buckle from the moisture. It is not recomended to install laminate flooring over terrazzo flooring. The moisuture buildup will ruin the wood planks.
Nope, you need to take out the old one, i believe. Edit - No, I disagree with this. This depends on the situation. If you have a hardwood floor installed on top of plywood, it is generally better to remove the hardwood and replace it. But, if there is no subfloor (and this is sometimes the case in the older homes in our area), then sometimes it is actually fine to install on top of… Read More
Based on the type of flooring, self-installation of vinyl flooring can be a very cumbersome process. However, if you chose the type that "clicks" together, this will allow for easy installation that you could do yourself.
from 75c. to 2,50 dollars
Floating an engineered wood flooring is done using an underlay between the sub floor and the new floor and then the engineered flooring is laid over the top and glued at the tongue and grooves to keep it together. if the flooring is a click joint then gluing is not required.
It depends on the size, the type of wood, etc., and whether you install it yourself or pay for installation
The great thing about Home Depot is that if they sell it, they normally have someone who can also install it. So if you can find laminate flooring at home depot, then yes they will most likely have someone in that department that you can talk to about home installation.
Prefinished hardwood means that it is already finished (w/ stain and Poly) at the manufacturing plant. All you need to do is install it. This contrasts with unfinished hardwood where you install it and then sand, stain and finish it on site. Installing prefinished is faster since you don't have the extra steps of sanding, staining and waiting for the stain and poly to dry. This can easily add 4-5 days to your project timeline… Read More