Ways to Install

It isn’t enough to pick the hardwood or laminate flooring that’s best for you, your home, and your lifestyle. For maximum life with minimum problems, the floor you choose must be properly installed.

Whatever type of flooring you choose it must be installed according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. The area must be carefully prepared. And the installation must be done with intense attention to details.

There are three ways that hardwood and laminate floors are installed today. Follow the links below for more information on each way.

Floating floor installation is the most popular ways to install a floor. It can be used in a wide variety of situations, including basements and condominium apartments. It is only suitable for laminate and engineered flooring.

Nail Down installation will work for solid or engineered flooring with minimum 19 mm thickness. Your hardwood flooring will be nailed or stapled to a subfloor.

Glue down installation is primarily used on concrete slabs that are on grade. In condominiums the floor is glued on top of an acoustic underlayment such as cork. This minimizes noise for your neighbors.

Explore this section of our site to learn about wood floors and the ways to finish, and maintain them. While you’re here, we hope you’ll take a moment to find out more about TipTop Flooring and the professional flooring services that we deliver in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Discover how TipTop Flooring will help you get the most from your flooring investment. If you have a question, we’ll be happy to answer it. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, we’ll be ready to help.