What better way to accomplish updating your living space than to start with a brand new flooring makeover? We know this may be a new topic for many, and Royal Home Flooring has got you covered. Our company has acquired years of experience and insight on how to install new flooring in your home. Each material of flooring has a different installation method, so let’s take a look at the various flooring products that typically get installed.
With any type of flooring installation, an underlayment and subfloor get installed underneath the surface of your flooring of choice. Depending on which flooring you decide to go with, different types of underlayments are necessary for each specific flooring material.
Subflooring is a thick, flat surface that provides extra stability and rests underneath all other layers of surfaces. Typically made of OSB or Plywood.
Now that we understand what goes underneath your flooring, let’s continue to selection. At Royal Home Flooring we offer an extensive variety of American-manufactured, high-quality products, and installation services. Let’s find the right flooring for you.
There are two different types of hardwood: finished and unfinished. Installing unfinished hardwood is a good option if you’re looking to get your flooring stained and refinished. Finished flooring is sanded and sealed for use, and you can walk on it immediately.
Solid hardwood is genuine, solid wood built for sanding and refinishing countless times. Engineered hardwood contains a veneer of genuine wood, glued to several layers of plywood underneath. This type of flooring is only meant to be sanded and refinished once or twice throughout its lifespan.
Installation of hardwood is either glued or nailed down. If your subflooring consists of concrete, it’s best to glue down your hardwood. However, if the subflooring is wooden, either method of installation is acceptable. If you plan to fit your hardwood flooring into joists, it would be necessary to nail them into place.
Carpet is flooring produced from woven fabric to shape a particular room. From Berber to Frieze, textured to patterned the carpeted flooring choices are endless.
While all of these carpeted styles differ from one another, the installation process is the same all around the board.
A carpet pad must get stapled underneath, perpendicular to the direction you install your carpet. After you lay your carpet, trim off the excess and glue your seams together, you will need to stretch out your carpet. Once you make your final trim, the result: a brand new flooring you will love.
Laminate flooring is a hybrid consisting of three layers. The floor covering is on the top, and an image layer and wear layer follows underneath. Once the wood gets exposed to high temperatures and bonded together, an image gets placed over the wood to cover it and form the laminate. The two most common types of laminate flooring are hardwood and tile.
Laminate flooring, considered a floating floor, means it simply snaps together in place without adhesive or nails. This type of flooring doesn’t attach to a subfloor or underlayment, though a subfloor and underlayment are still recommended. Laminate installation is a much easier process and a dryer alternative.
If you’re looking for long-lasting, affordable, and easy flooring to install, vinyl is the way to go. This flooring gets produced with materials such as fiberglass, PVC vinyl, and plasticizer. This flooring has a much thicker flooring material than regular vinyl.
Typically, plank installation uses the tongue-and-groove connection system. Each plank snaps together and locks in place. Peel-and-stick vinyl plank installation is another method used to install vinyl flooring planks. Simply peel the adhesive off the backing and stick the planks to the subfloor. It’s that easy.
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