Originally Posted by nealtw
Check your paperwork, meny condos do not allow hardwood or carpet is required because of noise.
A good job will depend on how much you learn before you start. You will have to think about where to start and where you want to finish. Is the room square or is the start wall parallel to the finish wall. Which direction do you run the boards. What is the condition of the subfloor, does it dip sag or lump up or is it flexable. What do you have for baseboards and will you be able to leave them in place, will you have to cut some off the bottom of door jams.
What is the height defference from the subfloor to other floors like kitchen or bathroom.
Some of these thing can be thought about before you remove the carpet but some will require the carpet to be removed.
Wood will want to be in your house for few days before you install it.
thanks there are some many things to think about. Since I saw another unit in same condo which already had hardwood installed, i assume condo hoa has no issue with it. I just asked hoa for what type of subfloor it is constructed of (cement or wood etc). assuming i would be installing new baseboards.
yes my biggest concern is whether the wall parallel to the floor pieces will be on both sides, whether I start off from one side and approaching other side it might not be exactly parallel due to imperfections or other factors. I am hoping measurements will be provide some clues.
Since i am getting engineering hw-s i assume the acclimation is not important?