Hardwood Flooring Installation

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Hardwood Installation Services

If you are looking for new hardwood flooring, we have you and your home covered at A&B Carpet One Floor & Home in Kitty Hawk and Buxton. We back our hardwood flooring with award winning warranties, and we can help get you set up with installation. Our professionals will sit down with you to help you find the right hardwood floor and prepare you for your upcoming installation. You can come to us for help with your next flooring project from start to finish.

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How to Install Hardwood Floors

For most flooring installations, we always recommend going with a professional installer. Hardwood requires certain details be paid attention to during installation to ensure your floors will last their intended life cycle. The most important steps in installing hardwood flooring include an in-home measure and a moisture test. 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. They also prepare your subfloor and made sure it is flat, clean, dry and free of imperfections.

They type of hardwood flooring you choose will determine the type of installation you need. Solid hardwood requires being nailed or glued down to the subfloor so there is no shifting. Engineered hardwood comes in floating floors, and can lock together without needing any adhesives. After your new hardwood floor is installed, it is important to make sure to leave a gap between the planks and the walls to allow the hardwood to naturally expand. There should also be no gaps between the planks to ensure a seamless surface.

Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?

Solid hardwood is beautiful and strong, but does need to be installed in dry, cool environments. Solid 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, and allows it to handle areas with a lot of traffic like kitchens and hallways. They can even be installed in basements with moisture control.

Be sure to avoid installing hardwood in bathrooms and laundry rooms due to excessive moisture and humidity which can damage wood.

We serve the Outer Banks area.

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Choose solid hardwood for your bedroom if you are looking for your own personal retreat. Solid hardwood flooring features unmatched characteristics no other flooring can replicate. Add elegance and warmth to your space with a warmer colored wood. Hardwood flooring is a great choice for bedrooms because of how lightly they are used.

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Living Rooms

If you are looking for a new, durable flooring option for your living room, then consider engineered hardwood. Not only will it transform your space into a warm and inviting room, but it will also give you peace of mind when it comes to entertaining guests. Engineered hardwood can handle traffic and light spills that are cleaned up right away.

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