What methods are used to install new flooring?
The complexity of installation varies with the flooring material that is chosen for a room. Some floor coverings can be installed over existing flooring, particularly those requiring no attachment to a subfloor. Good communication guarantees a stress-free flooring installation day. Vogel's Carpets is a flooring store in Seattle, Washington, that sells and installs hardwood, carpet, laminate, and vinyl flooring.
Wall-to-wall carpeting is pulled across a room with a carpet stretcher. Carpet installation is best completed by a professional who has the experience and skills to properly place the carpeting so that it doesn't bunch up in future years. Padding must be placed beneath the carpet. It absorbs the impact of footsteps, and without it, the carpet's lifespan is shortened. Remnants can be cut and bound to create area rugs.
Installing vinyl and laminate
Luxury vinyl and laminate planks and tiles are usually designed to fit together so the floor can be constructed to float over the subfloor. Padding is placed beneath the floor to enhance its performance and to hide subfloor imperfections. Glue-down brands are also available. Standard sheet vinyl is glued to the subfloor. The entire floor can be glued down, or glue can be applied only around the perimeter of the room.
Unfinished and prefinished solid hardwood is nailed to a wood subfloor. Engineered hardwood, which has a plywood base that tolerates water, floats over the subfloor. This man-made wood can be installed in more areas of the home than solid plywood. Floors that are finished on-site have a flush look, while floors constructed with factory-finished flooring have a beveled look.
Vogel's Carpets offers free in-home estimates. We serve the Seattle, Washington, area, including Bellevue, Kirkland, and Edmonds. We provide an extensive online catalog as well as an online 'Schedule an Estimate' form. To begin your flooring installation project, give us a call, send an email, or visit our showroom in Seattle. Convenient financing is available.