Installing new hardwood floor tiles isn’t really that difficult of a task. Just make sure to choose the right flooring for your home. One option that you can consider in installing these floor tiles is to buy new flooring instead of just installing the tile that you’re using now. By doing this you’ll save yourself time and money as well. Just check out the following tips so you’ll be guided when installing new floor tiles.
The first thing to keep in mind when doing the installation is to choose a good, strong, and reliable flooring member. You can use the previous planks that you’ve purchased before for this. It’s a good idea to install the first few joists (or planks) at the bottom of your stairwells. Then, you need to use a joining member for joining each piece together. The most common joining member for this nails with a flat head. Some of the joist members that you may use are V-groove, T-nut, and tongue-and-groove.
When installing a new floor, it’s good to know whether the one you’re going to use has a rated cap. The rated cap helps make sure that the joist will be able to hold the full weight of the entire floor. If there’s no rated cap, the joist can easily break when it receives too much pressure from the stair tread. To determine if the floor has a rated cap, check the end of the stair tread for a small piece of cast iron, then hold it against the top of the stairwell.
Next, you need to prepare the actual floor surface by cutting it according to the planks that you’re going to use. Some people prefer to use drywall as their first option, but there are several advantages to using a different type of surface such as wood or plywood. When choosing a surface, consider the direction that the sun will hit your floor. If you choose a flat panel with a flat join date, the sun will gradually melt the surface of the wood making it soft and vulnerable to moisture damage. If you opt for a plywood floor, it can also warp and become less resistant to the sun.
The last step in the process of installing a new floor pan is the installation of the joist beams and cross members. The best materials to use for these are solid hardwoods such as oak or maple. You can use plywood as a base for the bottom rail of the stairs or use a solid hardwood as the first member. If you choose to use a solid hardwood, be sure that it’s a quarter inch thick so that it will be easy to glue. If you decide to use plywood as your base, you will need to ensure that the boards have been nailed and glued together tightly.
For those who are not handy, there is video at the end, resourced by New Jersey flooring that can help you to install this DIY project. The process is relatively simple and doesn’t take long if you have all the necessary tools and supplies. This is one of the best bathroom floor tile types for people who are looking to renovate without the hassle of hiring a professional contractor. You can have this done over a weekend for less than one hundred dollars.