With the advent of engineered hardwood floors, many homeowners are opting to install their own flooring. Others still choose to have our professional flooring installer do the work. For those who want to install their own flooring, here is a very important tip.
Laying out hardwood floors planks
When you are ready to begin the actual installation process for your new engineered flooring system, take all of the planks out of their boxes and lay them on the floor where you can see them and get to them easily.
You may notice that many of the planks that you take out have a similar color tone, grain run, or other visible element. You do NOT want to lay all of these planks at one time. This is especially important for those who have more than two boxes of flooring to install.
The reason for this is that you may end up with a large portion of your new flooring looking either lighter or darker than other parts of the floor (planks from another box).
Mix up your engineered hardwood floors planks
The solution to this problem is easy. All you have to do once you empty out your flooring planks is mix them up a bit. Move some planks that you took from Box A over to the planks from Box B, and vice versa. This will ensure that you have a nice variety of color tones, grain runs, etc, giving your new engineered hardwoods floors a fantastic look.
While you are laying your planks out, mix them up. Remember, this is a great time to also lay out your planks by varying the lengths of the planks. Your engineered flooring instructions will mention this and give you some tips on how to best accomplish this important task, but do remember to do it. The small amount of time it takes to complete the above is well invested, as you will get the best possible.
If you have any questions about engineered hardwood floors, call or visit us at About Floors n' More in Jacksonville, FL.