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Hickory is considered one on the natures finest woods, with a tensile strength that rivals steel. Hickory wood is one of the most beautiful and unusual woods, the wood have been admired by many woodworkers for long since it has striking patterns of clear yellow and rich earthy brown heartwood. The wood has qualities that make natural, eco-friendly flooring that provides warmth and elegance to the home dcor.
Installation of Hickory floors
Firstly the sub-floor is prepared; the sub floor is cleaned, leveled and flattened. After the installation a layer of pound asphalt is used to cushion material to diminish noise and squeaks and to repel moisture.
The other thing to do is measure the room and then makes marks on the wall to show the location of the floor joints. The experts in Hickory Flooring Guys in Elk City, ID recommend installing wood flooring perpendicular to the floor joists. The hardwood hickory can be installed in a parallel direction, although this requires an extra layer of felt or cushioning. Make a line across the center of the room and mark the exact center.
The hardwood planks are moved at least 48 hours prior to installation. This allows the wood to adjust to indoor temperatures and humidity. Along the wall where the experts from Hickory Flooring Guys in Elk City, ID begins the job, starter holes are dug. The first row of hickory boards is nailed through the sub-flooring to attach it to the flooring joists.