Custom Wood Floors
Custom wood floors allow you to personalize your floor. You can specify your own
thickness, width, color, and sheen. Your options are limitless!
Custom wood flooring is unfinished flooring that requires installation, sanding, staining, and finishing onsite, so it is the most commonly used type of flooring in new construction and remodel projects. Since custom wood flooring is sanded onsite, the floor has a flat service over the entire area. This is the process:
- The installation process begins with tearing out any existing flooring, if necessary. Preferably tearing out all other floor surfaces is recommend, so the wood floor can be laid as close to the subfloor as possible to improve the stability of the wood floor.
- Then the subfloor is prepped and a moisture barrier is laid.
- The tongue and groove wood floors are installed by nailing, gluing, or floating.
- The floors are then sanded and stained, if preferred. Three coats of finish must then be applied. These coats are applied one per day and each coat will need the appropriate drying time of 8-10 hours again before you can access the floor. Depending on the size of the floor, the installation process could range between 5-7 days to be completed.
- Three days after the final coat of finish has been applied, you can move your furniture into the areas where wood floors have been installed. Felt protectors will need to be placed on all chairs and furniture prior to placing them on the wood floors. The finish is still curing for thirty days after the final coat, so no area rugs can be placed yet on the finished floors. Any rug, cloth, runner, etc. left lying on the floor for several days during this period, will leave an imperfection in the finish.