Hardwood Installation Services
We have you and your home covered when it comes to hardwood flooring and installation at Benjamin’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Kennewick. We back our selection of exclusive hardwood flooring with our award winning warranties, and our flooring professionals are ready to help you find the best floor for your home. 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
Regardless of the type of flooring being installed, we always recommended choosing a professional over doing it yourself for quality assurance.
An important step professional installers take before installation of your new hardwood floor begins is moisture testing. Moisture testing helps us make sure your subfloors are suited to handle hardwood flooring. A damp subfloor can cause damage to your hardwood over time if not tested. You subfloor should also be flat and free of imperfections before installation starts. After your new hardwood floor is installed, a gap is left between the planks and the walls to allow the hardwood to naturally expand, but there should be no gaps though between the planks to ensure a seamless surface.
The type of hardwood flooring you choose determines how it will be installed. For example, solid hardwood can either be nailed or glued down to the subfloor, to ensure the planks are stable. Engineered hardwood comes in a floating floor option, where the planks click together and do not require any adhesives. You can also choose to nail down engineered hardwood for a more classic look.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood is known to be durable and long-lasting, but can be limited when it comes to where it can be installed. For example, any type of hardwood should not be installed in bathrooms or even laundry rooms due to the heat and moisture. 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.
Transform your bedroom into a cozy retreat with hardwood flooring that not only adds style but also value. Solid hardwood is the perfect option for low traffic bedrooms, and is even allergy friendly and will not trap dust or harmful allergens when cleaned regularly.
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. They are also the perfect option for families who have children and pets running around the home. Now you can entertain worry-free on your hardwood floors.