Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring

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Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring

Installing Brazilian Cherry Wood Floors


How to install brazilian cherry wood floors



Installation of Your Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring 
The Required Preparations

 

Once you have purchased your Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring, you can't just go ahead an install it at the soonest possible time. Since wood changes with the weather, it would be best to place it in the room where it is to be installed, just to get it used to the humidity of the area. After a week or two, the wood would have adjusted, and you'll be ready to go.

 

While waiting for the wood to adjust, you may want to take a look and see if all the wood that was delivered is of the best quality. Inspect each piece and note if the pieces fit seamlessly. Take time to do this, as once the pieces are installed, there will be no going back to the merchant with complaints about wood quality.

 

Also check to see if you have the following materials for the installation of your Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring:

 

  • Extra pieces of flooring – some pieces will be cut up, and some cutting may end up as wastage. Have a few pieces ready, as this will help in making sure that you are able to get the work done, and that you have extra pieces should you need to replace any slats in the future.

  • Plywood for underlayment – this is very important as it also helps in determining the lifespan of the hardwood floor. This is also to prevent the squeaks that plague the other hardwood floors.

  • 15lb black roofing paper – this is also for underlayment, but it is used to capture moisture and soften whatever other squeaks may exist.

  • A nail or cleat gun – 90lbs per square inch should be sufficient strength for the gun. Any more, and the cleats may stick in too tightly. If this happens, the expansion of the flooring during the changes in temperature may be constricted. This could cause cracks and shorten the life of your beautiful Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring.

 

The installation process consists mainly of placing the hardwood floor and nailing it firmly into place. It would be a good idea to tap the flooring with a rubber mallet before nailing it permanently into place. Make sure to install the floor slats perpendicular to the floor joists below.

 

Proper care must be given to the flooring during installation. Since the whole process is an investment, it would be best to hire the professionals to do the installation for you. This will help you avoid any grief that you may have should you damage the wooden flooring during the installation process.

 

Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring


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