Hardwood Flooring Installation Guides

With Hardwood, You Have Several Different Installation Options
Depending on the product you choose, hardwood flooring can be either nailed down, glued down, or installed with the floating installation technique. You’ll want to consider your installation options as you make your product selection. Your dealer will be able to help you decide what will work best for your specific needs.

As covered under the construction section, Shaw offers both solid and engineered hardwood flooring. The type of flooring you select will help determine your installation option.

Solid, like it sounds, is milled from a single 3/4″ thick piece of hardwood. Solid hardwood flooring must be nailed down.
Engineered is actually produced with three to five layers of hardwood. Our engineered products are made with either a hardwood core or a high-density fiberboard core.

If you’re deciding to install your hardwood flooring yourself, the downloadable instruction manuals below will provide the information you’ll need. The manuals will provide:

  • A list of required tools and accessories.
  • Rules for preparing your sub-floor.
  • Guidelines for your work area.
  • Step-by-step instructions.

Where to go from here

For additional free help and advice to help you find the best flooring – whether carpets, hardwood floors, tiles or laminates – at the best price, call 505-856-6268 or contact Carpet Source USA today.