Securing Your Flooring Installation

An often overlooked feature of purchasing new flooring is the type of installation needed. Many visitors to our Long Island showroom get so excited about selecting their actual flooring that they forget to think about the steps that are necessary to put into place. Our flooring specialists are trained to work with you from start to finish, which includes a visit to your home to carefully examine the surface where they will remove the old flooring and install the new. Since they have years of experience in installing, refinishing and repairing flooring, they can give their expert opinion on which procedure will provide the best results.

There are four basic kinds of installation, all of which are included in the price of the flooring you purchase. For an in-home consultation, give us a call to schedule an appointment.

man with flooring

Nail Down

This is the traditional installation method for most flooring, especially hardwood flooring. The nail down method allows the opportunity to have a custom hardwood floor installation with borders and patterns on site.

Floating Floors                                                                                                           

Not all flooring is designed for this type of installation because this method works best over an existing old floor or over a concrete slab. Usually, an engineered floor, laminate floor or a prefinished hardwood floor is installed with this method.

Glue Down                                                                                                                     

In accordance with the National Wood Flooring Association, all hardwood flooring over 5” in width should be glued down when installed. If possible, E_M Custom Flooring & Installation prefers to glue AND nail larger planks for a tighter installation

Snap Together                                                                                                                

Simply put, the flooring material snaps together and does not require nails or glue. With hardwood flooring, there is a cushioned under-layer installed to make the floor sound less hollow and more comfortable to walk on.

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