What is a single most important factor for successful wood flooring installation?
Are you surprised? It is not pneumatic or manual nail-gun, not cleat or staple, and not how to flip a chalk line. The single most important factor is the moisture content of your floors, because most wood flooring related problems are related to moisture, such as gapping, warping and bulkling up. Moisture problem could be disastrous. When wood floor is too wet, the gaps will show up after dry winter season. The gaps could be more than 4mm throughout entire floor, and will never go back any more. Then your “brand-new” floor becomes ugly ever since. There is no known cure for this type of problem, unless rip-up and start it from scratch. To avoid this happening, customer must buy quality floors from big manufacturers. Most big brand name factories have more consistent quality control system, better distribution channels and storage. When customers buy floors from small names, liquidating stores or small importers, chances are they shed all the responsibilities to customers and installers