We recognize that your flooring is a major investment and take great pride when we install a quality product that will bring you long term value to your home.
This floor is available in a solid wood, full ¾" thick, or ½" thick engineered and comes in a wide array of wood species. With a wear layer that is approximately ¼" thick. Atlanta Flooring Design Centers installs this floor by nailing directly to the sub-floor, after a layer of a special moisture barrier underlayment is installed. We nail our floors approximately every 6-8 inches apart, or in the case of the engineered we can glue down or staple.
Normal installation is completed after all the major wall painting is done in a new home, and preferably after the heating and/or cooling system has been turned on. Normally we install before all the interior doors are installed, but we can install with the doors in place. Baseboards can be in place, if you use the large baseboards, and plan to use a base shoe (quarter-round).
We normally sand the floors before the trim work is complete, and before the final touch-up. On new construction, we sand, stain and seal, and apply the 2nd coat of finish, which we call the "build" coat. This protects the floor for the final touch-up and trim out, but is not the very final coat. We do this final coat right before the owners move in on the floor. That way, the final coat of finish is not subject to heavy traffic, and lessens the chance of damage to the final coat of finish. Atlanta Flooring Design Centers also offers a dustless sanding method and equipment by request so there is little to no dust when the floor is sanded.