A Hardwood Floor Installation Guide for Both Engineered and Non Engineered Wood Flooring

Preparation for hardwood floor installation

Some floor preparation is necessary prior to hardwood floor installation. Old flooring material must be taken up and the sub floor thoroughly cleaned and repaired or covered with a new layer of subfloor if necessary. It is imperative that the floor be smooth and even; even a slightly protruding nail can harm or ruin your new hardwood floor. I have seen people install a hardwood floor over old linoleum or tile, but do not recommend it - take it up if at all possible but at the same time beware that if tile removal is started it must be completed. If the removal is only partially done the difference in height from where tile is left and wh