How to Create a Hardwood Accent Wall

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How to Create a Hardwood Accent Wall
Shaw Hardwood flooring can be installed several different ways. Depending on the type of hardwood and your subfloor, you can float, glue, nail or staple our floors. But did you know you can even install it on a wall? Yes, you can create a stunning accent wall that will make your home the talk of the neighborhood. 

And don't be afraid to mix it up and create a look that's all your own. Maybe you wanted a rich, dark hardwood for the floor but you were afraid that it would show too much dust, or maybe that trendy grey that everyone is talking about but you were hesitant to use in a large area. Creating an accent wall gives you the freedom to select a style and color that isn't what you have on the floor; perhaps a contrasting or coordinating color that will transform your wall into a work of art!

We've created an easy-to-follow video that will walk you through the steps to create your own beautiful hardwood accent wall. 
 

Here are a few things to keep in mind before tackling an accent wall installation:

Can be installed on walls up to 10' tall
Can be installed on walls up to 40' long
Can be installed over painted and primed drywall attached to a wood frame
Can also be installed vertically up to 42" high (wainscoting)

Can't install over walls on metal stud framing
Can't be installed over exterior basement walls
Can't be installed over sloping walls