Installing or replacing the flooring of a space is always a cost-intensive decision that must be taken after all possible due diligence. Right from selecting material to understanding maintenance requirements, you have to have a number of boxes checked. While you can always count on a brand such as Mikasa to provide a wide spectrum of premium engineered wood flooring, you too must be aware of the basics. That is why in this blog post, we are going to answer five commonly asked questions about engineered wood flooring installation.
1. Does the installation require any certain conditions?
All types of real wood, being hygroscopic in nature, either emit or absorb moisture, depending upon factors such as humidity level and temperature. The humidity level, therefore, must be maintained under 60 percent, whereas the temperature of the room must be at least 28 degree Celsius.
2. How are the planks to be stored before installation?
The planks must be stored in a cool and dry place, and the packaging must not be tampered with until the installation begins. This helps prevent warping. If any of the packages is damaged before installation, it is advisable to repair the protective plastic with a tape to avoid the possibility of moisture damage.
3. How is the engineered wood floor installed?
While the planks of typical engineered wood floors are to be nailed or glued, the engineered wooden flooring from Mikasa comes with our revolutionary Planc-Loc technology that makes installation a sheer breeze. Another key benefit of the Plank-Loc system is that it prevents the gaps that are caused by compression in other engineered floors.
4. Does the flooring require surface treatment?
Although engineered wood doors do not require any surface treatment, it may be justified in places prone to spills, to prevent discoloration and water damage. For lacquered floors, you can use Mikasa Lacquer or a similar product, whereas for UV-oiled floors, you can use Mikasa UV/Natural Oil refresher or a similar product.
5. Can the installation be done on an uneven subfloor?
No, the subfloor has to be evened before engineered wood flooring can be installed. When dealing with perceived depressions, the installation team can fill the gaps using felt paper or go for the traditional approach of sanding if the subfloor is too uneven. Using thick layers of glue to fill the gaps, however, is inadvisable.
The Last Word
Engineered wood flooring installation doesn’t have to be a tedious task, and we at Mikasa, are here to help ensure it never is! Right from helping you make the right picks for your project to providing key insights to help you get the most out of your investment, we have got you covered at every step of the way. If you wish to learn more about engineered wood flooring installation or any of our products, fill out our contact form or simply call 1800-833-0004.