Wood flooring is one of the easiest types of floors to install. While other floors require mortar, stretching tools or floor-size patterns, you can install hardwood flooring flooring with tools you are familiar with: drills, saws and hammers. Installing hardwood flooring is a great way to save money on your project. Another great way to cut cost is by renting the tools you’ll need to get the job done.

Hardwood flooring and installation has long been a “go-to” material choice for homeowners looking for timeless beauty and durability. People love hardwoods. With their variety of grain patterns, and with one of many finish options in stain and finish, hardwood floors become a signature feature of a home, and hardwoods never go out of style. For many, designers and customers alike, hardwoods bring much more to a room than carpet.

installing hardwood flooring is usually a major, expensive home improvement, it pays to ensure a quality, durable result. The key is proper preparation. This video is helpful for gathering the tools and materials you’ll need—including estimating the amount of flooring you will need. It also shows how to prepare a carpeted, suspended wood floor.

 By installing wood over an existing floor, you bypass the messy job of removing the old flooring, and you gain instant soundproofing and insulation from the old floor. A disadvantage to leaving old flooring in place is that you must correct any irregularities in it. Also, the new floor will raise the flooring level.