Wood Floor Installation

Wood floor installation is easier after you read these how-tos and tips.

How to Prevent Gaps in Wood Plank Floors

Gaps in wood floors can usually be prevented by letting wood acclimate before installation. Wood filler won't help much, and will often make the floors look worse.

Wood Floor Installation projects

  • Installing Wood Flooring Over Concrete

    You can install a wood plank floor over concrete if you first install a layer of 3/4-in. plywood. We show you the best way to do it.

  • Install Prefinished Wood Flooring

    Prefinished, engineered wood flooring is an affordable DIY alternative to the traditional sanded and finished solid wood floor. Installation is…

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  • How to Install Pine Floors

    If you love the look and feel of wood beneath your feet, wide-plank heart pine flooring is an exciting option. It can’t quite transport…

  • How to Make Wood Steps Safer

    Various types of grit added to paint will make wood steps slip-resistant. Use special plastic grit and you’ll never see it, even as the paint…

  • How to Prevent Gaps in Wood Plank Floors

    Gaps in wood floors can usually be prevented by letting wood acclimate before installation. Wood filler won't help much, and will often make…

  • How to Lay Laminate Flooring

    Learn how to lay laminate flooring with snap-together wood. It's so easy to install that you can lay a beautiful, yet durable hardwood floor in…