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Subfloors 101 for Hardwood Flooring

Updated: Dec 5, 2021

Ever wonder if you can just simply install hardwood flooring? Like a DIY kind of project, maybe. Some people consider DIY floor installation because they have the freedom to execute what they want to do with their floor. A few may even say it’s cheaper. It may be accurate, but there are considerations before doing so. Are you aware of the subfloor a Harwood flooring requires? If not, then it might be a red flag.

Subfloor for hardwood flooring is like its best buddy. You must know if they are compatible or not to maximize the excellent quality your hardwood flooring can give.

Installing a hardwood floor needs to be nailed or stapled to its subfloor. You may want to consider if your current floor is ceramic tiles, or vinyl, or a glued carpet, because it may be troublesome to install hardwood flooring on it.

Other things to consider are moisture level and ventilation underneath. Since hardwood is made of natural materials, it’s still susceptible to damage, having not considered the things mentioned above.

So what could be the best subfloor material? Plywood has been used as a subfloor for a very long time and has been very reliable too. It’s still the choice of many installers up to now. Another one is the OSB or the Oriented strand-board. It’s pretty much the same as the plywood, giving the same performance, but it can be cheaper than the latter.

Now that you know this, would you still consider a DIY installation? If in doubt, Newport Coast Flooring would be glad to assist you. We’ve been installing hardwood flooring for nearly 25 years. We’ve helped hundreds of customers make their flooring dreams become a reality, and we assure you of our quality craftsmanship and quality products.

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