Many business owners and residents are choosing wood flooring because of the beauty, durability and range of options. For those who are flooring installation experts, there’s a lot more to creating a lovely floor than just pushing wood planks together. Among other things, the installer has to be on the lookout for defective wood planks that might ruin the material’s look and performance. There’s definitely a strict and structured process to go through when installing a wood floor to make it long-lasting and look right.
When installing a wood floor, the installation team should acclimate the planks, or store them in the room they will be installed in for a few days. After that, the installer needs to go through all the pieces and choose the best ones, and discard the ones that won’t work or are defective. Sometimes, wood planks are not straight or sometimes they might have cracks or broken tongues that won’t fit well in the grooves of the neighboring plank. The installer should check all the boards from each box of flooring material before laying out the first few rows to ensure that any damaged pieces are not included.
After all the pieces have been sorted into usable planks and defective wood, the installer should remove the unwanted pieces so there is no mistake in accidentally installing them. When customers get the wonderful wood floor they’ve always wanted, it means they are going to enjoy having a flooring surface that will stand up to use and still look good. Defective wood flooring has no place in a home or business.