What's the best way to install your floors?
We think the best way is to float them because the floor isn't attached to the subfloor at all and can move freely. Repairs/replacements with a floating floor, as well as installation, is wonderfully easy and no additional materials are needed other than an underlayment. That being said, most of our Custom Home Builder clients either glue or staple because that's what they're used to. Since the planks are attached to the subfloor either via staples or glue, you can also screw into the floor to affix objects like railings, etc, as well as install flush up against fixed objects like beams and other flooring materials. When floating it's essential to have a gap around the perimeter of the floor at all times so the floor can expand and contract.
Can your floors be stapled or glued down?
Yes, in addition to being floated, nearly all can be stapled and/or glued down. The only exceptions are floors in our Budget Collection, specifically Dome, Sugar, Tower, Gate, Coffee, and Walnut Cocoa which can only be floated or glued.
Do I need to acclimate the flooring?
No. Our material comes packaged in plastic at a specific moisture content so you can just open up the cartons and begin installing right away. If you wish to wait a few days or weeks to install after the flooring has arrived, simply leave the flooring in its package.
Can I install your floors in a basement?
Yes! Unlike other wood floors, ours perform wonderfully in a basement. Installing one of our underlayments, like Eco Plus, and floating any of our floors over that ensures the floor is protected from moisture below and will perform incredibly for years to come. Our locking system makes floating installations very easy.