Installing your new Shaw Hardwood Flooring is easier with our free downloadable installation guides. Choose from several different installation methods for new Shaw hardwood flooring – depending on the type of hardwood selected and where you will be installing it. Whether you are nailing, gluing, or installing with a floating installation technique, you can be confident that our guide will assist in that process. The type of subfloor in the area where the hardwood will be installed should be evaluated before flooring is purchased. Due to its inflexibility, if the subfloor is concrete, the only hardwood that will be suitable is engineered.
Shaw offers engineered Uniclic, engineered, HDF, and solid hardwood flooring.
Solid hardwood flooring is made from a single 3/4" thick piece of hardwood. Engineered hardwood flooring is produced with three to five layers of hardwood. It is made with either a plywood core or a high-density fiberboard core.
Are you installing your new engineered or solid hardwood flooring yourself? Anything you need to know can be found in our hardwood flooring installation manuals:
What tools do I need?
We’ve compiled a list of required (and recommended) tools and accessories
How should I prepare the subfloor?
Rules and recommendations for preparing the subfloor surface to make installation go smoother.
Can I walk on it right away?
Guidelines for the work area and use
Can I have detailed instructions?
Get the step-by-step directions for flooring installation success
Our installation guides are general information to help you install your new hardwood flooring. Please see the specific manufacturer information for complete instructions.