Installing Different Types of Flooring

Selecting a brand new flooring material is a big process, with many options to consider. Just as important is installation, whether you DIY or leave it to the professionals, which is recommended for flooring in Sutherland Shire. The type of flooring will have a big influence on the methods used to install it. Some flooring types can be easy to install and are doable as DIY projects but for the best result, professional installers from your local floor store are needed.

Let’s take a brief look at how some of the most popular types of flooring in Sutherland Shire are installed:

  • Timber – this type of flooring can be installed in many ways depending on the room. The most common of these is simply hammering nails to secure the floorboards to the surface underneath. Other options include using timber grade staples and gluing to existing flooring (this only works if the old flooring is in good condition). Many of these supplies will be available in a floor store. One more method called ‘floating’ involves laying engineered timber floorboards on the surface where they snap together to hold in place.
  • Laminate – this is one of the easier flooring options to install. First, the underlying surface must be smoothed and thoroughly cleaned. Then attach an under layer or vapor barrier to protect the flooring from moisture and act as a thermal barrier. The planks are then laid row by row, locking into the grooves of the previous to secure it. The final row may need to be cut to fit.
  • Carpet – carpet installation is a careful process best done by a floor store or other trained professional, first, the carpet must be measured and accurately cut to size. After this, adhesive strips are arranged on the floor. Usually, an underlay must be placed then the carpet secured over the top. This will improve the feel and longevity of the new flooring in Sutherland Shire.

A specialist floor store such as Engadine Floor Store will be able to measure and install all types of flooring. For timber, carpet, laminate, and various other types of flooring in Sutherland Shire contact Engadine Floor Store.