Aside from its classic, natural beauty, think of hardwood as the best investment you can make—the one flooring option guaranteed to increase the value and appeal of your home. Whether you plan to sell your home at a premium or keep it for generations, clean, sleek hardwood is one of the most enduring choices you can make and sure to never go out of style.
Since 1985, FLOORMAX has been a leader in the D.C. area hardwood flooring market. Our expert staff has the latest knowledge about the top brands. After almost 30 years, we also understand which hardwoods work best in the area—how DC’s hot, humid summers and cold winters will affect the type of woods you select for your home.
The Finer Points of Hardwood Installation
Your hardwood floor is going to last for years, so it’s important to make sure everything is done right to stand the test of time. Once you’ve selected your new floor, your FLOORMAX installer is with you from start to finish. Here’s the procedure our installation professionals follow:
- Evaluating current flooring: A FLOORMAX installer assesses your floor and subfloor conditions to decide whether to remove the existing flooring or install on top of it. If it’s removed, the installer determines how much prep is needed for the subfloor—from using a leveling compound to installing a new subfloor over the existing one.
- Moisture testing: Proper acclimation and moisture testing of the wood flooring and subfloor are required so floors won’t cup, buckle, or develop gaps later as temperatures change. Your installer will follow this critical step for either solid or engineered hardwood.
- Installation: Using the proper equipment, your installer will nail or glue boards in place, working from multiple cartons to create consistency in the look of the floor. When encountering unforeseen problems, experienced installers know how to solve them.
With our many years of experience installing hardwood flooring, we offer not only expertise but peace of mind—you know the job will be done right the first time. Before any project begins, your FLOORMAX installer will evaluate the space and offer additional recommendations to ensure a stress-free, hassle-free experience.