Installation / Attachment of Wood Flooring
The way that the wood floor is attached to the sub floor can impact the maintenance of the product. There are some terms that span almost all of the categories of wood floor covering and require definition.
An important note: Wood is a natural material that expands and contracts with temperature and humidity fluctuations.
Before any type of wood floor covering is installed, the building’s HVAC system must be turned on and operating at normal levels. The product to be installed must be brought inside the climate controlled space and allowed sufficient time to adjust to the heated or air conditioned environment. Failure to do this can lead to many post installation problems. If the floor is to be installed on grade, moisture tests should be conducted.