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.

SOLID WOOD FLOORING INSTALLATION GUIDELINES (PDF)
 

ENGINEERED FLOORING INSTALLATION

Appropriate for all applications including below grade or on a concrete slab substrate. Can be nailed and/or glued.

ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING INSTALLATION GUIDELINES (PDF)

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.

INTERIOR WOOD WALL CLADDING INSTALLATION GUIDELINES (PDF)

 

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)

 

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In all cases, installers are responsible for quality installation and meeting applicable codes.