Black walnut flooring is extraordinarily beautiful and a very popular variety of hardwood for use on home floors. It can be easily cut to length so that it can customized and fit over different sized floors. Black walnut flooring gives any room you choose to install it in a very elegant and sophisticated look. If you have good do-it-yourself skills, you can install the flooring yourself during your free time.
Make a trip to your local hardware or home improvement store. They should carry exactly what you want, and if the flooring is out of stock, they may order it for you. Buy high quality flooring. Black walnut variety should be pretty resistant to many different conditions, including extreme heat and humidity, although you should keep in mind that it isn't perfect. However, you can protect the wood by adding a good varnish to and sealing it after installing it on your floor.
Your black walnut flooring should come in separate strips, which will make the job easier. While working, you should ensure that the floor you are adding it to is clean, dry, smooth and level. The humidity level should be kept low so that the work goes by smoothly and without incident. Make sure you also consult the instructions that come with your flooring.
Begin laying down the walnut flooring by concentrating first on the longest length of the floor. This typically means you should start in the middle, from corner to corner. The flooring can be affixed by hammering nails through it in even increments. You may want to have someone else, a friend or family member, help you so that the job takes less time. Another way you can do the installation is by the face nail method. This involves drilling holes in the surface of the flooring and driving a nail or screw through them. In addition, as extra insulation and security, you should apply wood putty that matches the color of the flooring.
Make sure to also utilize a measuring tape to periodically check that the flooring is aligned straight and properly.