Floor Installation and Refurbishing
When choosing flooring for your home you must take into consideration: cost, traffic, design, and location.
Which floor meets your needs?? We have complied a list of the most popular floorings, the pro and cons, and a general idea of the installation process.
Hardwood – Hardwood flooring comes in Maple, Pecan, Beech, Cherry, Oak, Pine, Birch, Walnut, Hickory and more. This type of flooring provides a long-lasting product, wear resistant surface that could be refinished if necessary.
If you already have a wood floor, you might consider refinishing it. Refinishing can give your home a new fresh look. The process is as follows:
- Sand Floor
- Sand edges of floor with a hand sander
- Vacuum floor
- Fill holes and gouges with matching wood filler
- Vacuum and damp mop
- Stain if you want to change floor color
- Apply sealer
- Apply 2 coats of polyurethane
Laminate– One of the cheapest floorings… strong, durable surface but it can scratch easily and you can’t resurface this type of flooring. The installation process is as follows:
- Acclimate the flooring. Flooring should sit in the room for at least 48 hours prior to installation. This prevents buckling and other problems after installation.
- Remove existing baseboard molding.
- Install the underlayment.
- Plan the layout.
- Cut the first row. Leave an expansion gap. Install the first row.
- Install additional rows.
- Install the last row. Be sure you leave a 1/4-inch expansion gap between the last row and the wall.
- Cut around door casings.
- Reinstall the trim.
Bamboo – durable, elegant and comes in a variety of colors usually ranging from honey brown to light tan. It provides a strong, clean surface, but could darken over time or when exposed to sunlight and should not be left wet.
Installation process is simple…
- Nail down batten board
- Lay down first row
- Lay down 2nd row and vary the length of the first row boards
- Install remaining floor and alternate plank length
- Remove batten board
- Install last row and nail down with finishing nails
- Use molding to cover nail heads
Ceramic tile – are the best for waterproofing but the drawback is grout lines. It may be difficult to keep clean. The installation process is as follows:
- Prepare Surface
- Begin Layout
- Apply Adhesive
- Cut tile as needed
- Let Tile Set
- Grout joints
Marble – Most durable and easy to clean
- The installation process is the same as ceramic tile installation
Kingdom contracting can install any floor that fits your needs. You make the decisions and we will do the work!