wood floor installation is a specialist job just like brain surgery is a neurosurgeon’s
job. You will never think of asking a general physician to do it.
Now, why is wooden floor installation such a skilled job? When we put wood on
the floor, it behaves differently from a single piece of wood furniture.
There are multiple aspects of installation at play here.
- The preparation of the subfloor (cement floor)
- The selection of the right adhesive to be used. The
adhesives for wood floors need to have properties that are different
from normal adhesives.
- The timber must be specially kiln dried to bring it down to the ideal moisture level for flooring.
- Damp proofing for protection against moisture
- The sanding of wooden floors needs to be done by
highly skilled professionals using specialized machines to make sure
the floors get maximum longevity.
- The finishes (polish ) you apply on the wood floors should
never be general-purpose finishes. Specialized wood floor finishes
which will take the wear and tear of daily use and keep the floors
looking bright and new
3) Every piece of wood is different and timber for wooden floor needs to be special
Even though wood is a
natural substance, the wood that is going to be used for your wooden floor has
to undergo some special processes for you to have a perfect and long-lasting floor.
Kiln drying the timber to reduce the moisture is
an important process that needs to be carried out carefully. It is important
that you keep these factors when selecting a supplier for your wooden floor.
When a wood floor is made, perfection in dimension is a critical factor. This
cannot be achieved in normal woodworking machines or by your neighborhood
carpenter. Machines designed to cut the timber to your preferred dimensions are some things you can look for in a vendor.
4) What goes under the floor is as important as
what comes on top
There is a saying in the wooden floor industry. What you do not see is more critical than what you see.
When you hire a company to do your wood floor, how will you make sure that the
company is putting the right adhesive in the right quantity when they glue down
the floor? Do they level and clean the floor before putting on adhesives? Are
they using the right tools?
These are all things you will not see once the
floor is installed and given to you. So dependability is an important factor
5) What is the after-sales service provided by the supplier?
is a question most customers do not ask. What happens if some maintenance
is required? Do you provide any cleaning service? Will the timber used
for your flooring be available after 10 years if one or two pieces need
As mentioned earlier, a wooden floor is an investment for life. When it is meant to be used for
generations looking new and polished why shouldn’t you consider after-sales support? Most importantly wooden floor gives you an extra advantage
in giving your home a new look with new color and finish,
the above factors when you decide on your flooring expert.