Hardwood floors have become increasingly more popular in recent years as more and more people are succumbed by the shear beauty of wood floors, not to mention the value that it adds to your home. Which to most people is the largest investment they will ever make, an investment in hardwood floors will probably get you a bigger bang for your buck than most home improvement projects when its time to sell.
There are several options to consider when installing hardwood flooring . Consider the type of flooring you will be installing. This is important if you are installing over concrete, your best choice will be engineered flooring as this is designed to better withstand the temperature and humidity changes. It can be installed as a floating floor or can also be glued. Floating is by far the easy way to go. Just roll out the under pad and start laying the floor. The next method is to use glue this is the method I prefer. The reason for this is the difference in the sound. Floating floors sound like someone romping around on the second floor of a two story house . Before you decide, go to a local flooring showroom and ask if they have sample floors you can walk on, you won’t believe the difference.
Last, but not least, if installing over a wood subfloor you have the option to use solid wood tongue and groove which can be nailed down.
The cost of installation for wood floors runs around $2.00 a square foot.