Specialty Flooring specializes in flooring installation and floor refinishing, as well as custom flooring, to define the home (or office!) that you have always imagined
Specialty Flooring offers a wide selection of laminates, engineered, and solid woods used in flooring installation. We also offer a 1-year warranty with our work. Moisture tests are performed before flooring installation on your sub floor and your flooring product to ensure everything complies with NWFA and manufacturers. guidelines.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring Installation
Engineered hardwood is a relatively new building material. It consists of multiple layers of wood (these can be made of plywood, high density fiberboard, or, in some cases, true hardwood). The surface is a hardwood veneer or thin layer of sawn hardwood that varies in thickness.
Many homeowners are opting for engineered hardwood because it combines the look and feel of actual wood with the versatility and moisture resistance of a laminate. It is an excellent choice for placement above radiant heat or in climates that are very humid. Engineered hardwood is usually installed in much the same way as traditional hardwood, but can handle situations that could warp and bow true hardwood.
Laminate Flooring Installation
Laminate flooring, though not actually made of hardwood, looks very much like real wood when installed. Laminate consists of a high density core with a photographic layer on the top that looks like wood. This photographic layer is then sealed with polyurethane, making it very scratch and stain resistant. It can be installed in places that true hardwood probably shouldn’t go and is much less expensive. Installation of laminate flooring uses a “floating” tongue-and-groove method, making it easier to install: Laminate can also be easily pulled up and reinstalled elsewhere.
Solid Hardwood Flooring Installation
solid hardwood flooring installation is a pretty big job if it is to be done properly. Since solid wood tends to bow and bend when exposed to excessive moisture or heat, the first step in hardwood flooring installation is to prepare the sub-floor (whatever it may be) and make it perfectly clean, level, and moisture tight.
In traditional installation, after the sub-floor is properly prepared, the boards are nailed down end-to-end from a specified starting point (often the room’s focal point). As each subsequent row is laid down, the joints where the edges meet are staggered so that they are at least 12 inches away from the joints in the previous row. After everything is in place, the boards are sanded and finished.
Typically we can install 1000 square feet roughly in one day so depending on the product, sub floor, and size of your house we can be in and out in as little as one day. We take pride in quality and cleanliness, so be assured when we leave your house it will be clean and installed the right way, the first time. Give us a call, send us an email, or stop by our showroom on Okatie Highway to learn more about our Flooring Installation and Floor Refinishing!