These first videos take you through removing the old carpet, assuming that you have carpet down, and a full install of engineered hardwood flooring. The flooring video might be a little long, but I try to take you through every aspect of the installation.
You might be all excited now, but then you are also like, "What kind of wood flooring do I want? What the heck is laminate and engineered?" Those are both great questions, so let me straiten out this can of worms for you. Currently there are 3 groups of wood flooring. Solid hardwood, which is as traditional as you can get. It is exactly as it sounds, just solid wood. Then there were laminates. Which is a wood based flooring that has a very tough laminated surface and normally a particle board base. To my knowledge it only comes in a locking grove option. Then there was engineered added to the bunch. To make it simple, engineered flooring is furniture grade plywood. It has advantages that it is actually wood and not plasticy like laminate, and you can get wider planks then traditional solid hardwood. It can be carefully refinished, but not with the big floor sanders that you can take to the solid hardwood. Both the traditional hardwood and engineered hardwood are offered with standard nail down tongue and groove and locking, snap together grooves.
Author - Nathan Cox
I'm just a guy in his late 30's, well 40's now, living in the Mid-West. Just an average family guy hoping to share my knowledge and entertain a little along the way.