There are three methods used to install hardwood floors. Let’s see each of them:

Staple or Nail Installation – This method applies only to solid floors. This process involves nailing the wood floor directly to a wood subfloor. The flooring is nailed through a portion of the wooden board that protrudes and fits into the adjacent wooden board.

It is important to note that this method is not recommended for the basement level of a home, however, it is perfectly good for the ground floor or second floor.


Glue Down – With the gluing method, installers use adhesives to adhere to the hardwood planks to the subfloor, this creates a bond between the hardwood floor and the subfloor. A positive feature of this method is that the elastic quality of the glue allows floors to expand and contract naturally with the seasons and with a high-quality adhesive, it could add moisture and sound insulation benefits.
This installation method can be used on the basement level of a home, on the ground floor, and on the second floor.


Floating method – With this method, the hardwood planks are glued or clicked together. This gives the floor exceptionally good stability, as well as ease of installation and a shorter installation time.
This method is recommended when you have floors such as tile or concrete underlayment. One important thing to note is that before installation you should check the subfloor to see if it is dry and level and correct it if this is the case.
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