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Here’s What To Know When Having Hardwood Floor Installation Los Angeles

by Alex M. Worked as a Business Development Manager

Nothing compares to the look and feel of a hardwood floor, which is why hardwood is such a major selling point on the market. Many people opt to install new hardwood floors in their homes or replace existing ones if they become damaged.

While the beauty of the finished product can’t be denied, the hardwood floor installation Los Angeles can be quite an undertaking. Also, homeowners need to be prepared for the steps involved and any complications that may arise.

Here’s what to expect when you have hardwood floors installed in your home.

Choosing The Floor

The first step in the process is choosing the flooring. The type of wood and finish that you can choose can affect the amount of time involved in the overall installation process.

Some woods are harder than others and may take to stains and finish easier. This means the amount of time required for those steps may not be long.

The size and layout of the room where the floor is being installed can also make a difference. The larger the floor and the more complicated the layout, with lots of intricate corners and edges, the more labor intense the hardwood floor installation Los Angeles is likely to be.

You must be sure to talk through all of these things with the floor installer to ensure that you have the most accurate possible estimate of the time and expense involved.


Preparing The Room

Once you have chosen the flooring and finishes, the next step would be preparing the room for installation. This will necessitate removing all furnishing, rugs, and anything hanging on the walls.

That way the flooring team will have all the room they need to move and you’ll be able to minimize the potential damage to your belongings.

Since installing hardwood requires several rounds of sanding, there’ll be quite a bit of sawdust produced and by removing your belongings from the room you can prevent them from becoming covered in dust.

Now, the amount of preparation required before installation can also vary depending on the status of your home. In new homes, the house should be finished up to the drywall stage, with windows and HVAC system installed and operational for up to a week so that the home can be brought up to normal livable temperature.

Whether the home is new or not, the flooring material will need to be delivered about three days before installation so that it can acclimate to the temperature as well as the humidity level of the home.

Installing The Floor

Once everything has been prepared, the hardwood floor installation Los Angeles itself can begin. Again, this can be an intricate process, depending on the condition of the subfloor of the room.

As the wood is attached directly to the subflooring, any discrepancies in the subfloor can affect the overall look of the finished floor.

It may be necessary to remove glue and previous flooring if hardwood is being replaced.

In new homes, the floor may have to be floated to ensure that it’s level. Since wood can expand and contract over time, particularly in weather extremes, leveling is always a concern with hardwood floors.


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