Hardwood flooring options: snap together flooring
Do-it-yourself homeowners who want to install their own hardwood flooring may be excited to learn that one of the products on the market will not require them to use nails, screws, or even glues and other adhesives. This product is snap together wood flooring.
How does snap together flooring work?
Snap together flooring has specially crafted edges that are designed to join together into neat seams without the need for fasteners. All that is required is to subject the planks to a small amount of pressure during installation, and they will “snap” together much in the manner of those small plastic blocks that children use to build all sorts of different creations. Unlike the blocks, however, wood flooring is designed to snap together only in a single dimension to form a smooth, flat surface that can then be finished as the homeowner desires.
Advantages of snap together flooring
Easy installation is obviously one strong advantage that snap together flooring possesses. However, it does offer other benefits as well. Snap together flooring is often more cost-effective than other kinds. In addition, it is often made of highly durable woods such as maple and oak, which means that homeowners can expect it to last for many years before needing floor sanding services.
Due to the fact that there are no nails, when it does come time for hardwood floor sanding and polishing, there is no danger that the nail heads will become exposed. Indeed, snap together flooring can be sanded several times throughout its lifetime.