When discussing the types of flooring options with a homeowner we make it a point to educate them as much as possible on more than just the floor covering. We make sure they understand moisture and relative humidity as it pertains to the type of subfloor in their home. We like to make sure the homeowner understands the ambient environment in their home and how it affects the floor covering they are considering. Understanding the installation guidelines for each product and being able to apply those guidelines to each home’s unique circumstances requires more knowledge than just the ability to physically install a product.
Confirming the concrete slab is flat to the wood manufacturer's
guidelines prior to installation, typically 1/8" to 3/16" of an inch within a 10-foot radius ensures proper installation.
Prior to the site finishing of a solid hardwood floor moisture readings are taken to verify the wood and plywood have acclimated properly and met EMC. (Equilibrium Moisture Content)
Checking the moisture content in the slab is necessary prior to installation to prevent warping or cupping of the new hardwood floors or non adhesion of the glue for an engineered wood floor.
Uptown Wood Floors is DFW's superior floor restoration company, specializing in water damaged solid hardwood floor restoration. Uptown Wood Floors offers a variety of other flooring options and has over 25 years of working experience in the industry. We use state of the art methods and equipment to insure the highest standard of quality. Our goal is not to simply sell you flooring; rather it is to educate you on the possibilities and help you choose the flooring that is right for you.
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