Hardwood Flooring Installation

Hardwood Flooring Installation

Successful installation of Mohawk Hardwood depends upon the careful planning and execution of all stages of the installation process. This guide will take you through estimating the materials needed, inspecting the site, selecting the correct underlayment, utilizing the correct tools, and installation procedures.

Where is the room? Wood Grade LevelsKnowing where the floor will be installed is essential. Before choosing a floor, determine if the room is above, on or below ground level (grade). Mohawk Engineered Hardwood Floors can be used in most areas in the home including rooms below, on or above ground level. Solid wood floors are approved for above ground-level installations only. These floors perform better in humidity-controlled environments.Is your sub floor concrete or a type of wood substrate? Engineered floors are ideal for concrete slabs. For remodel projects you may want to consider Mohawk Engineered Hardwood floors that can be floated directly over the existing floor which eliminates the mess and additional costs of tearing out the old floor.

There are many types of wood flooring each with its own requirements. Your local Mohawk dealer can provide you with the appropriate instructions. Below you will find the names for documents covering the installation procedures for Mohawk Hardwood Flooring:

  • Mohawk Hardwood Installation Facts & Procedures
  • NOFMA Handling & Storage Recommendations
  • Planning Your Installation
  • Sub-Floor & Substrate Requirements
  • Estimating the Mohawk Hardwood Job
  • The Right Tools Produce the Right Results
  • Mohawk Engineered Installation Procedures & Techniques
  • Mohawk Engineered Clic Installation Instructions
  • Mohawk Solid Installation Procedures & Techniques
  • Stair Step Installation
  • Repairing Mohawk Hardwood

Trim & Moldings

Prefinished Wood Moldings for Solid & Engineered Hardwood Floors

Quarter Roundqurater round moldingUsed as a trim piece along vertical walls and the floor.
Flush Mount Universal Edgeflush mount universal moldingUsed to join wood flooring with carpeted areas.
Flush Mount Reducerflush mount moldingProvides a smooth transition between floors of different heights and materials.
Flush Mount Stair Noseflush mount stair nosePlaced on stairs and landings to cover exposed edges of wood flooring.
T-MoldingT-moldingJoins two areas of wood flooring of the same height, usually in doorways or thresholds.
Baby ThresholdBaby thresholdFor Engineered Hardwood Floors only. Used to join wood flooring with carpeted areas.
MonotrackmonotrackUsed to secure trims and molding to subfloor.