The answer to that question depends on whether you're talking about solid or engineered hardwood. There's only one choice with solid wood, the traditional tongue, and groove, but engineered wood flooring can be glued, stapled, or float.
Whether the solid or engineered wood flooring adds charm and warmth to your home, it is versatile enough to work with any decor and adds value to a property. With brands like Harris Wood and Mullican, as well as our superior residential and commercial installations and refinishing, we're your one-stop source when shopping for hardwood.
Tongue and groove: smooth and level floors
In the frontier days, crude and jagged boards were nailed to floor joists, resulting in uneven surfaces. Today, almost all hardwood floors have connecting board planks that, when fitted together, create a snug seam and a fully connecting floor that is durable and attractive.
Our flooring company in Longs, SC, installers will also repair the subfloor when necessary and take moisture meter readings throughout the process. Solid hardwood isn't recommended for placement over some subfloors, such as concrete which can be damp. Water, as many of us know, is an enemy of wood and creates damage.
The tongue and groove technique requires extensive skill; you should expect the entire process to take several days, as it also requires various coatings that must be thoroughly dried for applying the next layer. When considering a solid hardwood installation, we recommend speaking in detail with the experts at our flooring store so you know what to expect.
Engineered wood flooring offers more installation choices
You can still have beautiful oak, hickory, maple floors, or whatever your species of choice is, but it offers additional techniques because it's more stable. A floating floor refers to the uncomplicated process of clicking the pieces together, mat, then hovering over the subfloor without nails or glue. Any subfloor is fine, even concrete, and it only needs to be clean, dry, and level.
At Young Interiors, we’re your flooring installation expert, whether installation, design consultation, flooring repair, hardwood refinishing, or more. Come into our showroom in Longs, SC, to see why we're the area's most trusted provider (and get a free quote while you're at it). We service North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Conway, Little River, and surrounding areas.