Fayetteville wood flooring | The Proper Moisture Content
Good morning and welcome to another day of Fayetteville wood flooring. So the episode six today, we’d just like to, uh, kind of tell you a little bit about the day. What’s gonna be happening here at Fayetteville wood flooring this morning we have a, a, a solid unfinished install. So right now we are headed to the job. First thing we’re going to do is kind of go over with the homeowner to see what their expectations are again, because it had Fayetteville wood floor and we want to be sure that the customer’s expectations are met. So we’ll come in, we’ll assess, assess the home, make sure that all the moisture checks a humidity, checks are done. We want to make sure that you know this. This happens to be about 1200 square feet. Previously they had some water damage in the area, so we want to be sure to check the sheet, rock, the walls, the plates, everything like that to make sure that they’re, they’re drawing or at the proper moisture content to install the floor.
So again, here at the fan belt, wood flooring, we want to make sure that everything is, is ready for us to install the flooring. So after we’ve assessed it and talk to the homeowner, have worked out coming in and out where to make our cuts, how to get in and out of the house tomorrow when we’re finishing up the install, we’ll first thing we’ll do as well. We’ll lay a six mil plastic on the ground on the concrete slab. And here in Fayetteville wood flooring, we’re going to follow the head wfa standards of what should be done. So first thing will be a six mil plastic. After the six mil plastic is, is laid over, the floor overlapped by about six inches on the edges. We’ll put down a of CDX plywood. Would that plywood is put down. We’re going to fasten it to the concrete slab.
Using concrete pins will go one every square foot. So 32 pins per sheet of plywood. Again, candidate Fayetteville, wood flooring. We’re going to follow the VFA standards, making sure that everything that is proper and according to according to the books, after we installed the, uh, the plywood, they will come over the top of that with the 15 pound felt paper that’s going to act as a moisture, a retarder. It’s not a barrier because it does allow moisture to pass through it eventually, but it does, it does help us a slow the moisture down. But then it also helps us kind of move, move the water out a little bit easier. So I kind of got two purposes for us at DFA, the wood flooring,
after we’ve installed the felt paper, then we’ll start what we call racking the floor out. And we’re just laying individual boards down, piecing them together. Some people call it putting a puzzle together. Not really like that because all the boards are going to be the same, same width, not the same length, but the same width. We just want to make sure that the joints are, uh, are about six inches apart everywhere. And that the boards are a number one grade, which is where what we’re putting down today and never one grade of flooring. So again, here at the Fayetteville wood flooring and making sure that everything is done, proper, proper sequence of following the end of the FAA rules and also the manufacturer rules. So a raccoon out the floor and allows us to see the individual boards, see if there’s any character flaws, anything like that that we are not willing to accept.
But uh, when we are installing it, we know that the manufacturers set guidelines for themselves. So that does help. But every once in a while we will see here at Fayetteville wood flooring a board that we don’t like, that we don’t think the customer would like. And we’ll just go ahead and pull that out, throw it away or put it in a closet where it’s not going to be seen. But that’s another thing that we do here in favor with Florida is where we want to go over the, the floor with the homeowner. Make sure that the boards are in compliance with the standards by the national wood flooring association. Sometimes my standard is going to be higher or lower than the homeowners. We want to make sure that we’re getting the homeowner standard and not just ours, but there has to be some, you know, some leeway in, uh, in allowances the you, if you ordered a number two floor, but your expectations are for a number one, then, you know, we, we here at the FAA, Bill Wood flooring did not get, do a good job of educating the customer on what to expect with the number two.
So again, we want to hear at Fayetteville, would Florida want to educate and make sure that, uh, the customer’s expectations are unrealistic and to, in line with what, uh, what they’re getting. So again, to fan belt, wood flooring, just want to make sure that we’re covering all the bases are done properly
and if there’s no miscommunication or anything like that, after we wrapped the floor out of, you know, we’ll start daily before it’s all racked out, but we want to a rack as much as we can. That way we can kind of get a good picture of what, uh, what is there. Then we’ll start now and we’ll start with a long ball, was chock a straight line and we want to hold our would have, you know, with a, with a three quarter inch wood, uh, the standard is a three quarter inch gap. Most homeowners around here just have a half inch tram without any base shoe or quarter rounds. So we need to get it under a half inch. We explained that to the homeowner here at Fayetteville wood flooring that really need that three quarter of edge for expansion along all a vertical obstructions, anything like that, like a wall or a pillar or something like that. So again, at Fayetteville wood flooring, we want to make sure that, uh, you know, we were educating, making sure that things are done right. So as soon as we start to go start our chalk line, start nailing the floor, we really kind of get, get going, but our earphones in, make sure that our ears are protected.
We just start, uh, start nailing and nailing it. We need to follow a good nailing schedule. And basically that just means that, you know, we’re, we’re putting a nail or a staple within two inches of the board ends and then we’re also putting them about eight to 10 inches, sometimes a 12 inches, but we want to keep them between eight and 10 inches apart. And uh, you know, just to keep them nice and tight, here’s where there’d be no squeaks in the ends. Again, no problem for education of, of things, making sure that a new wfa standards or are applied is important to us. So Fayetteville wood flooring, doing the best we can to make sure that now that it’s done correctly, uh, after, after the install again, we’ll assess, we’ll assess everything, make sure that everything is good. Have we want to, we want a happy customer in the hand. So if you’re, if you’re looking for wood floor and check us out here at Fayetteville wood flooring, we want to make sure that you’re happy that it’s done correctly. So look us up Fayetteville wood flooring. The wood guys were in Springdale, a location there, but we’re servicing Bentonville, Fayetteville, springdale area, Fayetteville, wood flooring, all your flooring needs. Thank you and thanks for listening and have a great day.