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Tips in Installing Solid Wood Flooring

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Tips in Installing Solid Wood Flooring


Solid wood flooring is made of natural wood. It has many advantages such as moisture insulation, sound insulation, heat preservation, strong elasticity and comfortable in feeling. Today, most consumers have recognized the superiority of solid wood flooring in a variety of room flooring materials. Today we will take a look at the installation and precautions for solid wood flooring. See other types of flooring such as vinyl flooring, SPC flooring, WPC flooring and other composite flooring on protexflooring.com

1.Before installing: 

Check the ground first. The installation method of solid wood flooring sounds very difficult, in fact, it is easy once you made full preparation. You need to check whether the ground is flat enough. It means the height of the surface of the ground should not differ by 3mm. The uneven floor will make some floors and keels floating, which will cause a sound when you step on it.

After that, make sure the floor is dry and free of debris. Usually the floor installation should be carried out after the completion of other decoration works. The test method is to place a few films on the ground and seal it well. After about 12 hours, see if there is any water vapor or some dirt attaching to the film. If there is nothing, it means the ground is dry and clean enough. Before installing the floor, the floor material should be placed at room temperature for 48 hours to ensure that the floor adapts to the temperature and humidity of the environment. When installed, there will be no difference in floor size due to thermal expansion and contraction.

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2.While installing:

There are different method in installing floor. The keel laying method is the most traditional and widely-used method among them. So this passage takes keel laying method as an example.

The rectangular long wood strips laid at a certain distance can be used to fix and bear the forces on the floor. As long as there is sufficient bending strength, you can use the keel laying. There are many materials for the keel. The most widely used ones are wooden keels, along with plastic keels and aluminum alloy keels.

The floor surface layer is generally laid in staggered position. After leaving a gap of 8-10mm from one side of the wall, the first row of wooden floor is laid. Every floor that touches the wooden keel must be nailed with air gun nails, threaded nails or ordinary nails. The length of the nails must not be shorter than 25 mm at an angle of 45 degrees to 60 degrees. 

In order to make the floor straight and even, pull a flat line to check whether the floor is straight every 3-5 pieces of floor are laid. You must check it regularly for easy adjustment. 

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3.After installing: 

Upon the wood flooor, lay a floor mat of about 2mm thickness on the ground, made of high-density polyethylene. The interface needs to be sealed with tape, and then a film with a thickness more than 0.5mm. Reattach to more than 50mm at the seam and seal with tape. 

For each row of paved flooring, the excess must be sawed. When paving the last row, it needs very accurate measure to the width of the last row. Remove the excess part, and finally install the baseboard in the reserved place. 

The final step, of course, is to clean up the residue from a series of work that has just been done on the floor, and then clean the entire floor. 


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