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Installing floating hardwood floors can actually be easier than installing other types of floors. This is because floating hardwood floors are not attached to the sub-floor. Therefore, the installer only has to concern himself with attaching one plank to the next. However, before beginning the installation process it is important to ensure the sub-floor is level. If the sub-floor is not level, self-leveling compound can be used to create a surface which will be adequate for the installation of the floating hardwood floor.
Once the sub-floor is clean and level, installation of the floating hardwood floors can begin. The installation process is usually very simple, but care should be taken to read the manufacturer's instructions for installation as they may vary from one manufacturer to the next. In most cases, the installation process will involve attaching the planks by using the tongue-in-groove system. Some systems will be glueless while others will require the use of glue to attach the planks. If glue is to be used, apply a bead of glue along the joint and snap the next plank into place. Excess glue can be removed with a cloth.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|