Find The Perfect Hardwood Flooring Solution in South Baton Rouge, LA

Selecting hardwood floors for your home can help bring it value that lasts.

 

Want to know another fun fact?

Because there are so many wood species, grain patterns, and finishing options no two hardwood floors are the same!

 

Know Before You Buy

Be sure to consider these factors when selecting hardwood flooring:

  • Moisture levels
  • Care and maintenance
  • Use of living space

 

High moisture levels in the home can greatly limit what options you have available to you in terms of materials.  Where you live geographically, the heating or cooling system in your home, and even what level of the home installation will be done can affect the amount of moisture in the air.

 

Selecting the right tools and chemicals to clean and maintain your floors is also key.  The wrong ones can cause scratches, ruin the finish, or even cause delamination.  Our installation team will be able to recommend the best solutions for you.

 

Have children or pets?  Is the area of installation a place that receives heavy foot traffic or is at greater risk of water spills?  Those using your living space and how it is used may mean you need a more durable material.

 

Installation Options

There are a few methods that can be applied to install your hardwood flooring.  It heavily depends on the available subflooring, the wood being used, and your budget.

 

Floating or Click Lock

Involves simply placing the wood planks on top of the subflooring and either connecting the ends with a small amount of adhesive or clicking them into place like a puzzle.

Pros:

  • Budget-friendly
  • Fast installation
  • Can be done on any subflooring or existing floor
  • Responds well to changes in temperature or humidity

Cons:

  • Uses less durable materials
  • Loud

 

Nail Down or Staple Down

Involves driving nails or staples through the wood flooring and attaching it to the subfloor.

Pros:

  • Budget-friendly
  • Fast installation
  • Responds well to changes in temperature or humidity

Cons:

  • Can only be done on a wooden subfloor
  • Higher risk or boards splitting
  • Loud

 

Glue Down

Involves spreading an adhesive over the subflooring to attach the wood flooring.

Pros:

  • Can be applied to fully cured and dried wood flooring or concrete
  • Extremely quiet
  • Glue helps to create a vapor barrier and protect against moisture

Cons:

  • Higher labor costs
  • Long installation time
  • More permanent flooring solution

 

Book a free appointment with a design associate at International Floor Coverings of South Baton Rouge, LA today!

 

Armstrong and Shaw Flooring Partners