Tools Needed To Install Hardwood Floor

Flooring is one of the most common household decorations. There are so many different brands, styles, and methods for flooring. It is very easy to start looking through them all!

Flooring is when a piece of wood is glued or nailed to another object. It can be large or small, thin or thick. The object can be a shelf, a floor, or even awall.

The way it is glued or nailed can make or break how easy it is to install. The best ones are ones that are paintable and install easily!

This article will talk about the different tools needed to install hardwood flooring in your home. These articles will go over what they are for and what they are used for, making this article even more important than it already was.



When flooring a room, you will need to cut the wood at some point. This can be when creating a landing or when putting down flooring.

Cutting wood can be a little tricky at times. Some pieces are easier to shape than others. If you have an easy piece, try using that!

The best way to cut the wood is using regular cutting tools like your hands or a saw. Once you do this, there are no more wrong cuts. You just have to wait for the wood to cool before handling it!

Once you have cut the wood, you are ready to put it down! Some floors require more work from the owner and less sweeping and cutting of the feet.


When buying a hardwood floor, there are some critical areas where the floor must be installed. These areas include the underside of the edge, as well as the top.

The underside of the floor where you install the edge should be level and free of obstructions such as baseboards. If it is not, then a screwdriver or similar tool can be used to adjust the level.

The top of the floor must be flush with the bottom of the wall. This will ensure that your floors do not stick together as you walk on it, causing rolling motion and potential harm. If there is a risk of damage, this must be done prior to installing any other parts of the floor such as bedding or furniture.

Once both ends are adjusted and level, glue them down! This ensures that they hold up and that you did not overshot in cutting them.


Once you have the floor installed, you must then level the floors to match the flooring. This refers to measuring and laying down hardwood flooring on top of a previously installed carpet.

There are a few ways to level a floor. One method is to use a T-shaped piece of wood that connects at both ends and lays down in curves. Another method is to use a backboard that extends across the room and then uses short boards for side and end panels of the board.

Both of these methods require special tools and skills to perform this task safely. Short-end boards or layers may need safety shoes on so as not to risk cutting into the feet of someone installing it. Both ends of the board must be connected properly so that pressure from one board against another is maintained.


When flooring a room, it is important to measure your space before you start. This includes figuring out how wide the room is, how long the side walls are, and how high the main wall is.

A lot of flooring companies offer their products as short or long lengths of wood. These lengths can be tricky to figure out and measure due to this.

Tape measure

Knowing how long a board or layer of wood will take to thickness is called telling how hard the wood will be. It can help to measure a similarly sized plank of wood, like a quarter inch thick board.

In order to get the same thickness board in your floor, you must actually remove two pieces of wood and add two more pieces, making it take four times the length of the board. This process is called cutting or installing hardwood floor.

When buying flooring, try to get at least one full house next year and one half house the next year in order to keep up with new boards coming out every season.


A wood flooring cutter is a valuable tool that can be used to create new cuts in the surface of the floor. These can be ordered online or found in most flooring stores.

When cutting new grooves into the thickness of the floor, it is important to do this with care. You want to be sure your blade is set properly and that you are entering the right size groove.

Some cutters are easier to use than others. Some have specific ways of using them while others don’t.


When doing wood flooring, there are several ways to sand the wood. We recommend using a fine-grained sandpaper for most projects. These are typically labeled as 80/20,100/100, and 120/80 grades.

The right amount of sandpaper allows you to get the job done safely and efficiently. We recommend using the lowest grade of sandpaper that is appropriate for the thickness of your project.

This is due to the risk of WATCH Copyrighted Material (aka Bonding Agent) Compaction or BAC which can potentially make your floorboards harden up instead of smooth. If this happens, you will have to take off all the boards and start over!

We recommend using two different kinds of sandpaper on each board to avoid this happening. One should be used for roughning out the wood and the other for smoothing out any sharp edges that the wood may have.

Cleaning equipment

If you’re going to install hardwood floor, you’ll need some cleaning equipment. Some of these tools can be used for general cleaning, but some are specifically for hardwood floor.

Some of these tools include: paper towels, a brush, a container of Wood Floor Drying agent, and a vaccum cleaner. You can purchase some of these items at your local home improvement store or online.

The paper towels can be used as general-use wipes to clean the floor. The wood drying agent can be spread on the floor and left overnight to work. The vaccum cleaner can be used to remove any dust that may have stuck to the wood floors.

The last tool that needed purchased is the vacuum cleaner that works well on the new hardwood floor. These machines are very important so that any debris such as leaves or trash is taken care of.