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Types of Hardwood Floor Installation
Methods for Installing Wood Floor Products


Installing and finishing of hardwood floors is a detailed and pain staking project for the do it yourselfer (DIY). It's rewards are the enjoyment of the enduring beauty a wood floor gives to any room setting. The following links provide information that is generally accepted in the trade and have incorporated many years of experience. A successful installation depends upon the installer and close attention to details before, & during the actual installation process. The information provided here is true for most hardwood floorings, however they DO NOT represent foolproof instructions and individual applications vary from job site to job site. ALWAYS read and follow manufacturers instructions. Wood Floors Online AND Hardwood Floors, Inc., assumes NO risk or liability for these procedures or their use.
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Three (3) Installation
Methods most commonly used

Floated - laminates or engineered
Glued - laminates or  engineered
Nailed/Stapled -  engineered or solids


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