Plan & Design Corner
Step 1 - Choose a Floor Type
The first step to find the suitable floor type is to determine what type of floor base (concrete, ply wood, etc) you are installing on and on which level of your home. There are suitable floors types for on, above and below grade environments. Please click here for more information.
Step 2 - Identify the Room
Which room you are planning to add wood flooring to? What kind of furniture is in the room, and the general color and style of the room; does the room look modern, traditional, country, baroque? All these small elements, such as the color, the style, the finish, and the size of the planks, are important to making the right choice of your floor.
Step 3 - Know your Surrounding
The physical room layout also plays an important role when planning for the big project. The general rule is to add 10% to the size of the area you are planning to install wood flooring when ordering. It is also important to know the adjacent area such as bathroom, fire place, kitchen, or other wood floor area of different design to the project you are planning because transition pieces should be planned ahead to ensure a seamless appearance. For a more detailed explanation transition pieces use, please click here.
Step 4 - Know your Traffic
The number of people will travel through the wood floor area is also important. The more traffic the floor gets the easier it may get damaged, thus it is generally a good idea to choose harder, and more durable species for high traffic areas such as entrance and hallways. You can check out the Janka Rating to get an idea about the hardness of some popular species.
Step 5 - Who will be Installating
It is generally best to hire professional for hardwood installation because it is important to do it right the first time since solid wood can be hard to adjust after it has been installed. Installers should visit our installation guidelines before starting the project.
Step 6 - Plan Ahead
Because existing flooring is most likely to be removed before installing hardwood floor. it may create inconvenience to access the certain area of the home. Large projects that involve kitchen cabinets, countertops, plumbing and electricity will take even longer. It is very important to have every step scheduled ahead to ensure your project is finished timely and efficiently.
Ferma Flooring teaches you how to plan design corner, including choose floor type, identify your room, know your surrounding, etc.