Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered Hardwood Floors are more flexible in terms of installation processes. They can be nailed down like solid hardwood floors, or glued down to a subfloor such as a cork or plywood subfloor. They are also produced with a click installation system, which allows them to be installed as a floating floor system on top of concrete hardwood floors. This makes Engineered hardwood floors the most versatile hardwood flooring product as it can be installed on any type of subfloor which maintaining the look and feel of genuine hardwood floors. These floors can also be site finished and refinished if necessary.
The nail down installation process for engineered hardwood flooring is the same as the solid hardwood flooring installation. The glue-down process involves first gluing or nailing down a sub-floor, and then gluing the engineered floors to the subfloor. In both the nail-down and the glue-down systems the flooring is attached to the subfloor.
The floating floor system is the easiest flooring installation process. The flooring products that can be installed in this manner are manufactured differently. Instead of having a tongue and groove construction which allows for a lip to be nailed down, they have unique clicking system that locks them together once installed without the need for glue or nails. These systems are not attached to the subfloor and are therefore called floating floors as they sit on top of the subfloor. These types of floors require an under-padding to be installed underneath them to provide a moisture barrier and for sound-proofing the floors. These floors are easier to replace if damage occurs in a small section.
Vinyl Flooring Installation
You can easily install it over any rigid and level surface, including concrete, wood, or even up to one layer of other vinyl. Installation method: GripStrip, click-lock, and glue down.