Installing Hardwood Flooring

Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 7, Part 3

On the roof, Bob and Chris Vila discuss the cooling units with HVAC contractor Isaac Chazbani. At the same time, welder Jimmy Canka installing an iron safety railing and glazier Alan Chi installs glass windows and doors in the roof deck entryway.

Next, Bob and John Sodano, the plumbing contractor, discuss the placement of the boiler. Bob then goes indoors to review installation of the Bellawood hardwood flooring with Stephen Shelowitz (Williamsburg Parquet Flooring). Shelowitz explains the finer points of Bellawood's flooring product. He details how the factory-applied finish is tested and how his crew installs the flooring.
Part 1: Safety Railing Installation
Part 2: Privacy Glass Installation
Part 3: Installing Hardwood Flooring
Bob joins Steve Shelowitz from Williamsburg Parquet Flooring to observe the installation of hardwood floors in the penthouse apartment. Before the floor is secured, a red rosin paper is laid over the subfloor. The underlayment prevents dust from traveling between the subfloor and the finished floor, and prevents wood-to-wood contact, reducing the possibility of squeaking. The Ash hardwood floors are first roughed into place to determine the layout. Joints are staggered for an attractive layout, and longer boards are placed in the room's most visible areas. The floor's finish is factory applied, and is guaranteed for 50 years of normal residential use.