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In this tough economy, many people would still like to improve their home or office, but save money where possible.  Once option is self-isntalling your engineered hardwood floor.

There are a number of different approaches to installing hardword floor.  Engineered flooring can be fastened or glued down, or left to “float,” relying on its own weight to hold it in place. Here are four examples of how to install engineered wood flooring:

1. Glue it together. Apply a bead of glue to the tongue of each board and tap it into place with a block. The floor floats, unattached to the subfloor except by force of gravity.

2. Fasten it down. Rent a floor stapler and compressor (about $40 per day) and rapidly secure the boards to the existing floor without having to wipe up any glue.

3. Glue it down. Lay the boards in a bed of adhesive, as you would tile. This approach works particularly well over cured concrete, where you can’t use staples.

4. Click and lock. This floating floor has specially milled tongues and grooves that lock together without glue or fasteners. It’s the quickest and cleanest installation method

If you are interested in learning more about hardwood flooring and how S&G Carpets and More can help bring style and elegance to your surroundings, visit one of our carpet and hardwood floor showrooms in Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Elk Grove, Pleasanton, Santa Clara, and San Jose, or visit our website at www.sgcarpet.com/hardwood.html.