Engineered Hardwood Installation Dallas

Engineered Hardwood Installation Dallas

Best Engineered Hardwood Installation Dallas - Toscana Remodeling


Engineered hardwood flooring has been becoming more and  more popular with Dallas homeowners. Whether you’re just interested in or have engineered hardwood flooring ready to be installed, you could probably use some advice on engineered hardwood installation Dallas. Read on to learn more:



To start you off, here are some tips about engineered hardwood flooring:

  • Let the flooring sit in the room of installation 72 hours before actually installing it. This will allow it to grow accustomed to the rooms temperature.
  • Have a combination of planks from different boxes to give your home a natural feeling.
  • Check for warped boards. Obviously you wouldn’t want to use any warped planks in your flooring installation.
  • Gather necessary materials: Obviously, the flooring material, tape, pull bar, rubber mallet, tapping block, trowel, spacers, and a wood polishing solutions.

Floating Method

The floating technique involves placing engineered hardwood on top of a subfloor and interlocking the planks by clicking them together. It’s considered the simplest method of installation as it doesn’t require any nailing or gluing down. It takes the same attention to detail as the other methods; however, the preparation is much less time consuming. As long as the subfloor is dry and flat, Using the floating method should be possible.

The glue-down technique is relatively straightforward as well. It’s great if your subfloor is made of concrete. A flooring adhesive needs to be spread across the subfloor and the engineered hardwood planks will be installed one top of them. Some adhesives say that the planks should be installed while the glue is still wet, while others say to wait until the glue has dried. Obviously, the first option is easier, since you won’t have to wait for the glue to dry.

For those choose to have their flooring installed while the glue is still wet, consider applying the adhesvie 2 feet at a time, to prevent the glue from drying prematurely.

Staple-Down Method/Glue-Down Method

The staple down method is probably the most difficult; however, many homeowners choose to use it since it’s the most reliable method. Your carpentery expertise will be tested, so if you don’t have any, you should either hire a professional or choose a different method of installation (floating or glue down).

Boards are affixed to the underside, spaced approximately six inches apart, using staples. Since engineered hardwood is composed of other non-hardwood layers, it’s a good idea to use staples instead of nails. Once everything is said and done, you’ll have a solid and unyielding foundation.

Installation fundamentals

  • It’s smart to lay down the first two rows of planks before securing them in place. Visualize the start of the engineered hardwood installation and draw a chalk line at the end of the second row. Also, leave a few half-inch gap between the first row and the wall. Using spacers will keep the first row and keep the half-inch gap.
  • Make sure that the tongue of each plank is facing the wall.
  • All planks needs to be staggered six inches to avoid pattern repetition. You don’t want H joints or a stair step pattern to appear in your flooring.
  • You’ll be able to secure planks into place by inserting a tapping block over every and tapping the tapping block with a rubber mallet.
  • For those who use the glue method, make sure that no glue dries on top of the planks. There’s a good chance that excess glue finds its way onto the planks, so have a cleaning solution (specific to engineered hardwood) handy to wipe off any glue.
  • Once the installation is finished, refrain from walking on the area for the next 24 hours.

Engineered Hardwood Installation Dallas is more tricky than it seems; therefore, keep a professional installation company handy. Sure, you’ll save money by installing the flooring on your own, but it will take you longer and you’ll be prone to making mistakes.


In conclusion, installing engineered hardwood in Dallas requires careful consideration and adherence to specific methods. While DIY can be cost-effective, the complexity of the process suggests the value of professional assistance in your Engineered Hardwood Installation Dallas.


  1. Is engineered hardwood suitable for all rooms in Dallas?
    • Engineered hardwood is versatile but may not be ideal for high-moisture areas like bathrooms.
  2. How long does the installation process take in Dallas?
    • The duration varies, but professional installation is typically quicker and more precise.
  3. Can I install engineered hardwood over existing flooring in Dallas?
    • In some cases, yes, but it depends on the condition of the existing floor.
  4. What maintenance does engineered hardwood require in Dallas?
    • Routine cleaning and periodic refinishing may be required.
  5. Is Toscana Remodeling’s installation service available outside Dallas?
    • Toscana Remodeling primarily serves the Dallas area. Contact them for specific inquiries.


Give Toscana Remodeling a call at (972) 406-8881 for hardwood purchase and installation. Also, please visit our website——and check out our blog for more helpful flooring and home improvement input.


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