Hardwood Installation Services
We have you and your home covered when it comes to hardwood flooring and installation at Smith & Purvis Carpet One Floor & Home in Hammond, LA. Our flooring experts are here to help you choose the best hardwood for your home, and our selection of exclusive hardwood is backed by our award winning warranties. Not only can we help you find the right hardwood floor, but we can also prepare you for what to expect when your installation date arrives. You can come to us for help with your next flooring project from start to finish.
How to Install Hardwood
As your local flooring source, we want to make sure your hardwood floors are installed correctly so you can enjoy them for years to come. This is why for any flooring installation we recommend hiring professionals. Before your installation begins, our flooring professionals will come to your home and perform and free in-home measurement. One of the most important steps before installing hardwood is testing your space for moisture. Moisture testing is an important step before installation to ensure your subfloors are suited to handle hardwood flooring. A damp subfloor can cause damage to your hardwood over time if not properly tested. Your subfloor is also checked to make sure it is flat, clean, dry and free of imperfections. 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.
Different hardwood options can be installed different ways. For example, solid hardwood should be nailed or glued down to the subfloor to ensure stability. Engineered hardwood, however, comes in floating floor options which click together and do not require any adhesives.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Solid hardwood is beautiful and strong, but does need to be installed in dry, cool environments. This type of hardwood looks best in bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms where the traffic is low and there is less moisture around. 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. They can even be installed in basements with moisture control. You should never have hardwood installed in your bathroom or laundry room since wood naturally absorbs moisture.
Hardwood in Bedrooms
Make your bedroom feel more open, warming and inviting with hardwood flooring. Hardwood is an allergy friendly flooring option, and is easy to clean if you have a regular routine. Not only that, but hardwood adds value and style to your home. Use our room visualizer tool to see what hardwood would look like in your bedroom.
Hardwood Flooring in Living Rooms
If you want to increase the style and value of your home, consider installing hardwood flooring. Hardwood offers special styles and characteristics no other flooring can replicate. For spaces around your home like your living room that see a lot of activity, consider installing engineered hardwood. It is also a great choice for homes with pets and children.