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Hardwood Floor Installation Guides


With hardwood flooring, you have several different installation options. Depending on the product you choose, hardwood flooring can be either nailed down, glued down, or installed with the floating installation technique. Consider your installation options as you make your product selection. Your dealer will be able to help you decide what will work best for your specific needs.

Shaw offers both solid and engineered hardwood flooring.


Spirit Lake Hardwood Flooring | Color: Honeysuckle - Install Hardwood Floors ArticleThe type of flooring you select will help determine your installation option.

Solid, like it sounds, is milled from a single 3/4" thick piece of hardwood.

Engineered is actually produced with three to five layers of hardwood. Shaw's engineered products are made with either a hardwood core or a high-density fiberboard core.

If you're deciding to install your Shaw hardwood flooring yourself, the downloadable instruction manuals below will provide the information you'll need. The manuals will provide...

  • a list of required tools and accessories
  • rules for preparing your subfloor
  • guidelines for your work area
  • step-by-step instructions

To download the information, click on the instruction manual you need. But remember, these are general guidelines. Once you have purchased a specific product, you will need to make sure there are not product-specific guidelines you need to follow.


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