Getting new floors for your home can revitalize your space. Hardwood floor installation is a precise process that requires a lot of knowledge and the proper tools. It is always recommended to have your floors installed by a professional, but it is possible to DIY this project as long as you know what you are doing. Besides purchasing a quality brand and reading the instructions, DIY enthusiasts need to gather the required tools before starting their project. Here is a brief overview of the basic tools necessary to install a hardwood floor.
Safety is the number one priority no matter what kind of project you are working on. So it is important to gather all the necessary safety equipment before you start. To avoid unexpected eye injuries, always put on protective goggles. You never know when a piece of the material may fly into your eye. Work boots are also necessary, and they should be slip-resistant and capable of resisting compression to protect your feet from any accidents. Just as importantly, you should make sure you are wearing heavy-duty gloves that will protect your hands and fingers from any cuts or bruises.
Handsaw or Power Saw
Cutting each piece of wood flooring or solid hardwood will be necessary, and a good saw makes this job fast and easy. No matter if it is a handsaw, table saw, circular saw or miter saw, choose the type that you are comfortable with and be sure the blade is sharp. It is good to have extra blades on hand as certain types of wood can dull a saw blade in the middle of a project.
This tool is essential for making holes on wood during hardwood flooring installation. A power drill makes it easy for you to change the speed of your drill from zero revolution per minute to the maximum speed, resulting in a quicker installation.
A rubber mallet is used to tap adjacent wood planks into place so they all fit snugly together. A rubber mallet performs better than a standard hammer, as the mallet head has more give and it protects the shape and condition of your tapping block.
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.
Jason Brown Wood Floors is also your convenient dealer of high-quality, professional grade power tools. We offer brands that tradespeople trust most for the job. Come check out our Abingdon showroom to browse the in-stock selection of products and tools by Festool, Freud, Diablo, Shaper, Mirka, Makita, Saw Stop , and Grex