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How to Install Baseboard Trim for Solid Hardwood Floors

How to Install Baseboard Trim for Solid Hardwood Floors 0

Follow this step-by-step guide to properly install perfect baseboard molding of your own. Learn to cut all types of corners and find the tools you'll need.
Wood Floor and Subfloor Leveling Compound Technique

Wood Floor and Subfloor Leveling Compound Technique 0

A solid hardwood floor is only as good as the installation. And, a quality installation relies on having a level subfloor.

What good is a beautiful and expensive hardwood floor if it squeaks and creaks when you walk on it? What’s worse is if boards start to stick up, buckle or warp.

But, not to worry if your subfloor is less than perfect. We’ll discuss ways to handle the issue with both concrete and wood subfloors.

Flooring Services Near Me: Insider Tips for Choosing Your Best Option

Flooring Services Near Me: Insider Tips for Choosing Your Best Option 0

There are over 135,000 flooring contractors in the U.S. alone. Most are hard working honest folks. But a few bad characters make it hard to trust anyone. Cases such as poor quality of work, the contractor disappeared after receiving the down payment, dragging the job longer than what was agreed, or a subcontractor who never showed up for work is quite common. Contractor scams cost homeowners thousands of dollars. You can avoid the problems by doing some basic research.
Your Easy Install Wood Flooring With No Experience

Your Easy Install Wood Flooring With No Experience 0

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you don’t have much experience installing hardwood floors and you want to find the simplest way to do it.

You’re interested in installing hardwood for your home as an upgrade, a sound investment, and because it looks good.

You’ve probably looked at all the flooring options out there, like carpet, linoleum, tile and even finished concrete. Then you listed all the pros and cons. When you stepped back with hands on hips looking at your floor, your choice was clear…

Things to Consider When Installing Hardwood Flooring Yourself

Things to Consider When Installing Hardwood Flooring Yourself 0

There is however one far and away reason that hardwood flooring would not retain its value – poor installation. Even beyond natural wear and tear or stains from red wine, improper hardwood installation is going to be riddled with a number of problems. The planks can swell and buckle with humidity changes, gaps can form which ruin looks and collect dirt, the floor can rot, the floor can make noise when walked upon, and many other issues can arise with poor installation.

As long as you take these tips into consideration however, there's no reason you can't get a full return on investment from your Easiklip flooring purchase.