We are your local hardwood flooring source at Migala Carpet One Floor & Home in Portage and Kalamazoo, MI. Our quality selection of hardwood products and brands are all backed by our installation services. When you choose to shop with us we can help you find the right floor for your home and walk you through what to expect during installation. We can help you from start to finish on your next project. Our certified installers are professionally trained and ensured under us.
How to Install Hardwood Floors
We want to emphasis that having your new hardwood floors professionally installed is very important, and it means your floors are protected under our warranties. The most important steps in installing hardwood flooring include an in-home measure and a moisture test. Moisture testing is an important step our installers take because if the subfloor has high moisture content, it could lead to damage over time. Our installers also prepare your subfloor and made sure it is flat, clean, dry and free of imperfections.
Solid hardwood should be nailed or glued down to the subfloor. These types of installations are permanent and ensure your hardwood floors will not shift with use.
Engineered hardwood comes in floating floor options or can be nailed down. Floating floors allow for a lot of versatility, and do not need any adhesives since the planks click together.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood needs to be installed in places around your home that are relatively cool and dry. Since solid hardwood is sensitive to humidity and moisture, it should be installed in places with low traffic like bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. Engineered hardwood’s layered construction allows it to be installed in more places around your home. They can also handle areas with a lot of traffic like kitchens and hallways. They can even be installed in basements. To protect your hardwood investment, consider also purchasing an area rug. Area rugs add style and can protect your hardwood from foot traffic and pet claws.
Be sure to avoid installing hardwood in bathrooms and laundry rooms due to excessive moisture and humidity which can damage wood.
Hardwood in Living Rooms
If you entertain guests a lot in your living room, then consider installing engineered hardwood. Engineered hardwood is still real wood, but its layered construction makes it more stable than solid planks. Engineered hardwood comes in a wide variety of styles, and they will be sure to wow your guests.
Hardwood in Bedrooms
Hardwood is a clean and healthy option for bedrooms. Choose a solid hardwood floor to add value, luxury, and even a sense of warmth with honey toned planks. Transform your bedroom into a place you cannot wait to retreat to.