We have you and your home covered when it comes to hardwood flooring and installation at Gales Carpet One Floor & Home in Rivertown, WY. Our selection of exclusive hardwood is backed by our award winning warranties and our flooring professionals can walk you through all of our options. You can not only find the best hardwood for your home with us, but we can also prepare you for what to expect during installation. We are here to help you with your next flooring project from start to finish.
How to Install Hardwood Floors
There are several different factors that go into installing hardwood flooring. This is why we recommend professional installers, so you know the job is being done right and on time. As a courtesy, we offer free in-home measurements before your installation begins. An important step professional installers take before installation begins is moisture testing. Moisture testing ensures your subfloors are suited to handle hardwood flooring. A damp subfloor can cause damage to your hardwood over time if not properly tested. You subfloor should also be flat and free of imperfections before installation starts. After your new hardwood floor is installed, it is important to leave a gap between the planks and the walls to allow the hardwood to naturally expand. There should be no gaps though between the planks to ensure a seamless surface.
Solid and engineered hardwood options can be installed using different methods. For example, solid hardwood can either be nailed or glued down to the subfloor, to ensure a permanent bond. Engineered hardwood can also be nailed or glued down, but also comes in a floating floor option, where the planks click together and do not require any adhesives.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood is known to be durable and long-lasting, but it does have its limits when it comes to where it can be installed. Solid hardwood should be kept in a dry, cool area of your home and looks best in bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms where there is less foot traffic. Engineered hardwood’s layered construction provides more stability than solid wood, so it can handle areas with a lot of traffic like kitchens and hallways, and can even be installed in finished basements. You should never have hardwood installed in your bathroom or laundry room since wood naturally absorbs moisture.
Hardwood in Bedrooms
Transform your bedroom into a cozy retreat with hardwood flooring. Hardwood not only adds value to your home, but it also an upgrade in style and class. Solid hardwood floors are allergy-safe and easy to clean. Enjoy your hardwood floors in a space you spend a good amount of time in.
Hardwood in Living Rooms
If you often entertain in your home or have children and pets that run around your house, then you want a hardwood floor that is durable but still stylish. No need to fret, we offer engineered hardwood flooring options. Engineered hardwood is the perfect option for living room spaces in your home where you gather with friends and family. These floors can handle constant traffic and come in beautiful styles.