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Hardwood Isn't So Hard To Install

If you are thinking about installing your own hardwood floor, you need not fear. With a little patience and the right equipment, you can be on your way to saving quite a bit of money. To be fair, it most likely is not going to be a few hours job. Adding hardwood flooring in San Diego takes time and patience. However, you will feel proud of yourself knowing that you did the work yourself and saved some cash along the way.

You will need a few tools. You can borrow or rent a special nail gun with a 45 degree bracket. You will also need a rubber mallet to hammer on the back of the nail gun. A drill and hammer is good for those places the nail gun can't reach. Lastly, you will want a saw to cut the ends of the boards and a table saw to cut any boards lengthwise. Most hardware stores will rent you the equipment at a fair price. Look for any special instructions inside your flooring Packaging. Armstrong flooring in San Diego, always have instructions on how to install the hardwood floor.

There are several videos on Unique Flooring that can explain the process, and it is fairly simple. There is a little prep work removing the old floor covering. Once that is done, line up the boards of varying lengths. You want to mix them up so that the ends do not line up from one row to the next. When you get to the end of a row, you just cut the end off so that it comes close enough to the wall that a piece of quarter round will cover it. Then you keep going, row after row. Don't worry about making mistakes, you can always pull the board up and put down another one.

The best way to work on any task is to break it up into small pieces. Try not to get frustrated because it seems like it is taking too long. Depending on the area of floor you need to cover and how many hours you can work each day, it can take up to a week or more. Estimate for an average room about 14 feet wide that you will be able to cover about 1 foot per hour. It will be slower at first, but you will become more efficient over time. By the end you will be moving at light speed.

It is important to take plenty of breaks to give your back a rest. Your muscles are most likely not used to making the repetitive movements of hammering the boards in place. Don't overdo it on the first day and end up hurting yourself. Your health is more important than getting finished. Also, you will make fewer mistakes if you are not tired.

With a little hard work you will have a beautiful new hardwood floor. All you friends will be amazed of how good it looks and impressed at your skills. You can enjoy your floor for many years and know inside your head "I did that!"

Unique Flooring provides the professional help you need when it comes to installing your new floors. Our motto is to always do it right the first time. http://www.uniqueflooringsandiego.com/

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