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What are the different installation methods for hardwood flooring?

June 30, 2022
Professional flooring installation in a San Antonio, TX home

If you're considering hardwood flooring for your home, you probably wonder about installation. Several methods are used to install these floors, which helps to know more about them.

Some techniques cater to your subfloor material. But others cater to different needs and preferences, for a perfect fit every time.

Installation techniques you might consider


1. Nail down installation


A nail-down installation is one of the most often used techniques. It uses nails to attach the hardwood flooring to your subfloor

2. Staple down installation


Stapling is very much like nail-down installation but uses simple staples. It also attaches wood floors to the subfloor material.

3. Glue down installation


This method is most often used for parquet and engineered materials. This method makes use of powerful adhesives for subfloor attachment.

4. Floating wood installation


Floating is perfect for any subfloor material and is the fastest and easiest method. Hardwood pieces fit together well and form an excellent bond.

We have more installation information for you


Before any installation can begin, an acclimation service is necessary. This equalizes humidity levels and ensures no damage once floors are in place.

The process can take up to three days, but wood floors are worth the wait. If you have questions about any installation facts, contact us.

We have the wood floors you need


Express flooring is a great place to find your flooring materials and services. We cater to your needs with specific dedication from experienced associates.

Our shop-at-home services and mobile showroom remove frustration, anxiety, and hassle. We'll work with you from product selection to installation from the comfort of your home.

If you need the best hardwood flooring in San Antonio, TX, contact us at your convenience. We serve Arizona, Texas, and Las Vegas, including the San Antonio and Austin areas of New Braunfels, San Marcos, Boerne, Canyon Lake, Seguin, and more!"