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In addition to your hardwood flooring material, your
accessories, which include everything from moldings and trims to underlayments, should not be
overlooked. In this section, read through the various accessories to consider incorporating into your project. If you're
interested in purchasing eco-friendly underlayments and hardwood flooring
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The key to successfully transitioning between rooms with different types of flooring is to use the right moldings and
trims. Here are the most common trims and moldings:
Additional moisture protection and noise insulation for your hardwood floors are established with the use of
underlayments. Most underlayments can also serve as a way to cover minor imperfections in the subfloor before installing
your hardwood flooring.
As a general rule, always check with the manufacturer's guidelines for your specific flooring when looking into
adhesives. Engineered flooring is most commonly installed using the floating method, in which no adhesive (glue) is used
between the hardwood and subfloor. However, glue might be required to adhere each piece of flooring to one another.
The two main types of engineered flooring are click lock (snap together) and
tongue and groove.
In the click lock system, the individual planks of wood quite literally click together, requiring no
glue (adhesive) between the planks. The tongue and groove system usually requires glue to be used in the groove so that a
tight fit between the flooring planks is achieved.
Solid hardwood floors that are going to be "nailed down" will require nails (called
cleats) or flooring staples for installation. When considering hardwood installation methods with cleats or staples, be aware
that professional tools are needed, as well as correct sizes of fasteners per manufacturer recommendation.
Always check with your professional installer or hardwood flooring manufacturer for the recommended
installation method for your specific hardwood type and flooring project.
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