Hardwood Flooring in Lakeland, FL from Williford Flooring Company Inc.

Hardwood Flooring Installation: How It’s Done

Hardwood floors infuse a timeless elegance into any home, and they're built to last for years to come. At Williford Flooring Company Inc., we've had the pleasure of serving Lakeland, Sarasota, Bradenton, Plant City, Winter Haven, Boca Grande, and Fort Myers since 1946. Our extensive experience allows us to offer expert guidance on your hardwood installation journey. In this blog, we'll share the essential steps involved to make your flooring project a success!

Step 1: Choose Your Hardwood

Your journey starts in our beautiful Lakeland showroom. Our team will guide you through a wide selection of hardwood species, colors, and finishes. We'll consider your lifestyle needs, personal taste, and budget to help you find the perfect flooring for your home.

Step 2: Acclimate the Wood

Before installation, allow your wood to acclimate to the temperature and humidity levels of your home. This process usually takes a few days and helps prevent warping or cupping after the floor is laid down.

Step 3: Prepare the Subfloor

The subfloor is the foundation of any successful hardwood installation. Before installing the wood, we'll ensure the subfloor is clean, level, and dry. Minor imperfections may need to be addressed to ensure the finished floor is pristine.

Step 4: Choose Your Installation Method

The three primary installation methods for hardwood flooring are:

  • Nail-Down: Tried and true, with nails securing the flooring to the subfloor for extra stability.
  • Glue-Down: Ideal for concrete subfloors and can provide sound dampening.
  • Floating: A great DIY-friendly option with planks clicking together, resting on a foam underlayment.

Our experts will help determine the best technique for your situation.

Step 5: Installation Begins!

Following your chosen installation method, our installers work with precision and care. We'll meticulously measure, cut, and secure your new hardwood planks. Special attention is paid to expansion gaps along the walls, allowing the wood space to naturally contract and expand with climate changes.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

Once the hardwood is down, we'll trim out the perimeter with beautiful moldings for a seamless and flawless look. We'll also advise on proper cleaning and maintenance practices to keep your hardwood looking beautiful for generations.

Why Choose Williford Flooring Company Inc.?

  • Local Expertise: We understand Florida's unique climate and its impact on flooring choices.
  • Quality Products: We source our hardwood from reputable manufacturers known for their exceptional materials and craftsmanship.
  • Experience You Can Trust: Backed by decades of dedicated service, we have the knowledge and skillset for a smooth installation process.

Get Started Today!

Ready to elevate your space with stunning new hardwood floors? Visit our Lakeland showroom or contact us to discuss your project. We can't wait to be a part of transforming your home!