The floors inside your bathroom need to be equally stylish and durable. Of course, you also want something that is going to be affordable and easy to care for. This is one reason why so many people choose to remove the carpet and replace it with hardwood. Hardwood floors are a practical, easy to clean, and can look good with pretty much any decor style.
Hardwood Floors Aren't Necessarily Expensive
Obviously, hardwood can make any room look classy and luxurious. But, this does not mean that it is an expensive material. In fact, one of the best reasons to invest in hardwood is that it is actually pretty affordable, especially for DIYers. If you are ambitious and buy a modular hardwood product, you can probably install it yourself to save a significant amount of money on the project. This article focuses on the installation process for modular hardwood products. It is meant to help you figure out if it is a project that you will be able to handle yourself, or if you think you should let professionals, like those at Lookout Renovation Company, handle it.
The Work is Physical
The first thing you need to know about hardwood installation is that it is very physical work. The hardwood is cut into planks that are manageable and lightweight. That being said, you have to carry a lot of these planks, so you need to be able to handle the lifting. On top of this, you need to bend down and work on your hands and knees to install the planks. This part of the job can be especially difficult on your knees, back, and neck. If you have trouble getting up and down from your knees, it will probably be smart to avoid taking on this project.
Power Tools You Need
You also need to know about the power tools necessary to install hardwood. The most essential tools are a miter saw, an air compressor, and a nail gun. Most people don't already own these tools and it definitely isn't necessary to buy them just for this project. You could rent them for a few days and still keep down the cost.
The actual wooden planks have special modular designs so they can attach to each other with the tongue and groove. In order to secure the pieces together, you just tap them with a rubber or wood mallet. Every manufacturer will include installation instructions that you should read before starting.