Install + Remodel
Don't have a hardwood floor yet? The installation of new hardwood flooring is a tremendous way to improve the look of any room in your home. Increase the value of your property and make any space appear larger and more open. Hardwood flooring is easy to maintain and reduces the accumulation of dust and harmful allergens. We also offer tear our services to help remove your carpet or other flooring prior to replacing it with hardwood flooring.
There are a couple key install methods for existing wood floors. Are you looking to extend your hardwood flooring into a home addition, or another room? Removing a wall or built in furniture and now have exposed subfloor?
A lace-in is a method used to adjoin and match a new wood
floor with an existing wood floor. For example, say you have
a dining room with hardwood floors, next to a living room with a
standard subfloor and carpet. If you would like to seamlessly
extend the hardwoods from the dining room to the living room, this
would be a situation for a lace-in. It’s a bit more costly than an
add-on because this requires removing boards at the edge of the
dining room in order to integrate new boards that will continue into
the living room. Once stained and finished, the newly installed boards
will blend with the living room floor, becoming one seamless floor.
An add-on, on the other hand, is simply a header peice of wood installed where the the wood floor joins with another wood or other type of floor, such as tile or stone. Depending on the layout of the floor, the installer can lay it either parallel or perpendicular to the floor. Since there’s no need to pull up boards, it’s less expensive than a lace-in.