What orientation should I use when laying vinyl or hardwood plank flooring?

There are three rules when determining what direction to install a plank floor. Rule #1  When you open the front door it is inviting to have the planks running front to back showing you the way. They can also invite you further into the home. Used diagonal they could even direct you in a  certain direction. Rule #2 Install the flooring planks into the light. Maybe towards windows in the back of the home or other. When subfloors are a bit uneven (most are at a bit), running into the light rather than across (side to side) to the light … Continue reading What orientation should I use when laying vinyl or hardwood plank flooring?

Why glue down a new engineered hardwood floor?

Most enginiered hardwood floors offer the installation options of Glue Down, Floating or Nail Down. In my opinion the glue down method is preferable in most applications.  I often tell clients that “If we glue it down, you won’t be calling us back”. When you glue a hardwood floor the entire board is secured to the subfloor weather your subfloor is a concrete slab or a raised wooden subfloor, the bond locks the two together for the life of the floor. Not only does this firm up a raised wooden subfloor, fill in some low spots, it helps seal a … Continue reading Why glue down a new engineered hardwood floor?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERAMIC FLOOR TILE REMOVAL.

    Removing ceramic tile in your home needs to be done at times to make room for new flooring such as new tiles, hardwood flooring, laminate, carpet and/or vinyl floors.       Removing tile in the home is one of the most dusty things  to be done in the house. No matter how well you mask off areas, the dust seems to get through and rolls slowly into all areas and levels of the home. With that said it is still worth  the effort of masking off doorways to slow it down, covering furniture, drapes (or removing them), … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERAMIC FLOOR TILE REMOVAL.