How Hard Is It to Install a Wood Floor?
By: Danny Lipford
I would like to attempt to install hardwood floors in my family and living rooms. I’ve never done this before, is it possible for me to do this myself? -Sherida
Installing wood (or wood-like) floors can range from a fairly easy DIY project to one that requires a good bit of carpentry and finishing skills. Here are the three options that are commonly available from easiest to hardest to install:
- Solid hardwood flooring is the most difficult of all to install. It’s usually attached with a special flooring nailer then sanded with a drum type floor sander and finished. The sanding process can be tricky if you haven’t done it before, and since the smoothness of the sanding can make or break the look of a wood floor, you might want to consider hiring that part out even if you decide to lay and finish the floor yourself.
Good luck with your project,