Hardwood floors installed by certified installers

With the correct and proper installation of a hardwood floor a customer;s investment will be protected, appreciated and enjoyed for many years. Firthermore, regular maintenance and cleaning will add to the longevity of the flooring.

Neglecting the recommended installation procedures and/or maintenance could void the warranty (see warranty section).

We recommend all installments be carried out by professional certified installers. No matter the quality of a hardwood floor, a poor installation can ultimately lead to customer dissatisfaction. Using a non-certified installer, to save a few cents on an installation, a client can easily jeopardize the value of their investment.

If requested, Hardwood Planet can recommend an installer from our group of sub-contractor certified installers


1. Naildown / Staple installation
This type of installation is only applicable for flooring being installed onto a wooden sub floor. For this type of installation the flooring is generally solid or engineered. the floor is laid down with random length strips.


2. Glue Down Installations
This is mostly used where the sub floor is concrete. Solid wood is not installed on concrete as this process can cause cupping. The two most common products used in this type of installation are engineered and laminate flooring.


3. Floating Installation
This type of installation is generally used for installing engineered or laminate flooring. It can be regular tongue and groove or ‘click’. The subfloor is usually concrete or an uneven wood subfloor.

A foam cushion padding is laid onto the sub-floor and the engineered or laminate is laid on top. The tongue and groove of each plank are glued together or if ‘click’ are locked together without glue.

Not all engineered flooring can be floated. Floating floors can also be installed on top of old existing floors where one does not want to remove the old floor.

A point to remember is that when a floating floor has been installed it becomes one single piece (slab) of flooring. One must therefore allow room at the sides for some expansion and contraction.