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How to Install Westhollow Solid Hardwood Flooring

How to Install Westhollow Solid Hardwood Flooring

iFLOOR.com shows how do-it-yourselfers can install their own pre-finished solid hardwood flooring from Westhollow.

By |2012-06-14T22:18:46+00:00May 17th, 2012|Blog, Comments|25 Comments

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  1. DoYouhavit May 17, 2012 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Good video. If you live in or around the Toronto area you can sign up to a free hardwood flooring seminar at bramptonhardwood ,com

  2. Paid2pooop May 17, 2012 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Thanks! I’ve been cooking for 15 years and I’m starting my flooring job for the first time on the 28th of November . Very helpful. You show the passion in the work, I like that. Thanks!!

  3. sightsizemethod May 17, 2012 at 6:13 am - Reply

    thanks for this. I have done a room before with a light coloured canadian hardwood, the flooring ran with a 45 degree angle. There were three courses of flooring travelling around the edge forming a border and seperated by a hardwood strip of mahogony. We put the border in first then lay the flooring. I have been asked to do the adjacent room and was thinking of laying the floor first.followed by the border. What would be your approach?

  4. 9oakflooring May 17, 2012 at 7:04 am - Reply

    hardwood flooring is a little hard to install, we may choose click system flooring.

  5. pavlo0001 May 17, 2012 at 7:49 am - Reply

    lol, i thought the same thing. Good advises here though. the guy just forgot to hit it softly all around with the little square plastic thingy lol

  6. MElizabeth0103 May 17, 2012 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Very helpful. Thank you so much!

  7. QcWoopAss May 17, 2012 at 9:20 am - Reply

    i love installing hardwood , ive been doin gthis for the past 7 years now.For the racking you can always get someone else to rack for you and you do the nailing its goes faster.

  8. jmanwild May 17, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    where can one learn more about the screening process?

  9. aawwwiiii May 17, 2012 at 10:45 am - Reply


  10. staciepaul May 17, 2012 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Nice video. I love the care taken in the install. How about springing for a pneumatic nailer / stapler for your installer? Kidding Nice looking floor. Thanks for posting. I start my job this weekend.

  11. rafloors May 17, 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    nice steps, you need 4” between crosseams U FKN ROOKIE

  12. Nozzle117 May 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Well, at 6:05 the narrator says “every 8 to 10 inches.” Although the installer did appear to put nails down closer to 2 feet.

    Great video still.

  13. ecrma1 May 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Excellent resource – well organized, informative and not product brand driven. Yeah!

  14. tiktak25 May 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    If you have particle board as a sub floor you need engineered hardwood flooring. and no its not laminate… its just like the nail down but engineered for GLUE instead of nails.
    The cost is the same in most cases but the install cost is usually a little higher due to more work applying a room full of glue.

  15. leisenstein May 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I think it’s b/c it’s the hand-scraped flooring. Some floors are designed to look like this. As with any Internet picture or video, it looks much different up close. I actually REALLY like that type of finish.

  16. flooringchicago May 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Super! I Thanks for the video presentation.

  17. blevinsbulldog1 May 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    you cant put nail down floor on top of particle board, it wont hold the nail. your standard sub floor now is 3/4 plywood.

  18. quadruplelatte May 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    If subfloor is particle board,should I lay plywood before installing wood flooring? If so, how thick?

    So the power nailer doesn’t require pilot holes and the wood won’t split? Why is that?

    Thanks for the video!

  19. n3o321 May 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    is it okay to do hardwood flooring on top of parkay wood?
    should an underlay material be used?
    what do you do if the floor if its popping up and not level?

  20. kdfisherga May 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I lived and worked in Fla for 15 years installing hardwood floors. It’s not really an issue unless you don’t use air conditioning.

  21. gimplar May 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Absolutely not.

  22. gimplar May 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    ..like if you live in Florida?

  23. wellington0099 May 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    nice job  give me work

  24. jacobjudah May 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Maybe not 3/4 inch, but he should have left/mentioned a gap near wall. This is a tutorial, add by not mentioning this critical step, he’s potentially setting up someone to find problems down the road. Also, he should have mentioned securing the plank from top to bottom; he only does the one side. ALWAYS when doing a tutorial, NEVER leave out information, or assume the viewer knows any step.

  25. kdfisherga May 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    3/4″ expansion isn’t necessary for smaller layouts such as what is shown in the video. In reality, hardwood floors will not expand that much unless exposed to very prolonged periods of moisture and high humidity.

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