HOW TO INSTALL WOOD CLADDING + FLOORING
Simple overview of installation for reclaimed engineered and solid cladding and flooring products
SOLID FLOORING INSTALLATION
Most commonly installed by nailing through the tongue into a wood substrate. Gluing (in addition to nailing) may be appropriate in certain situations or for wide-plank products.
ENGINEERED FLOORING INSTALLATION
Appropriate for all applications including below grade or on a concrete slab substrate. Can be nailed and/or glued.
INTERIOR CLADDING INSTALLATION
Installed over a vertical substrate. Tongue and groove profiles are nailed in the tongue, similar to flooring (a square channel reveal may make nails partially visible). Shiplap profile is typically nailed in the face of the board. Various profiles available, inquire for options and details.
EXTERIOR SIDING INSTALLATION
Installation is similar to interior cladding, except that proper techniques for water and moisture management must be utilized.
EXTERIOR SIDING INSTALLATION GUIDELINES (PDF)
In all cases, installers are responsible for quality installation and meeting applicable codes.