Most common wood flooring installation mistakes

Timber productsHardwood floors are elegant and look very natural. These are just one of the many reasons why most homeowners are choosing this type of flooring for their homes. Its durability makes it a good long term investment. If fitted properly and in accordance with the installation process, it can make your home look more beautiful.

However, you have to know that when the installation process goes wrong, you may encounter more serious problems with your floor. You might not be aware of it but here are the most common wood flooring installation mistakes that you should know:

Installing it over the under floor heating system

Avoid this at all cost. All wood floors installed over the under floor heating system may bend, warp, split and shrink. If you want to enjoy your hardwood floor for longer, always keep this in mind.

Installing it over a newly laid concrete which hasn’t dried out yet

The humidity level of the sub floor should not exceed 6%. In such cases, when you decided to install your wood floor even before the concrete dries out and warms up, your floor will absorb the moisture thus making your wood floor expand, warp and can cause cupping.

Not leaving enough expansion space between the plank edges and the wall

As a natural product, wood floors are sensitive to moisture and any change in temperature. It is recommended to leave an expansion space of 1-2cm to allow the wood to expand or contract without creating any serious problem.

Most common wood flooring installation mistakes

To make sure you don’t make these mistakes, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring.

We supply DIY flooring and will give advice on the best laying methods or we can do a supply and full installation service. At D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring  we can even do repairs, often replacing only the damaged section so well that you will never know.

Ring D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring today to get you’re a no hassle, no obligation quote or come down to our showroom for a closer look at our products and services.