Make sure the material is delivered to the object in advance, preferably two or three days. During this time it will acquire the room's temperature and humidity where it will be installed.
Do not rush to open the box with the hardwood and start working. First, check all boxes if given the same color, and compare the number of series. Sometimes happy customers buy supplies on sale, where sellers can mix batch numbers either by accident or in order to sell remnants of remaining stock.
Moisture for hardwood - this is one of hardwood's worst enemies, so always check its level prior to installation. If it turns out to be above normal, it's better to wait, and never agree to the entreaties of the customer to install the floor as quickly as possible. Many kinds of wood can warp from excessive moisture.
Also, the moisture from painting walls and laying tile can affect the quality of wood. That is why it's important to begin hardwood installation after all the work.
To see the boards' colors and textures well, be careful to have good lighting, and try not to work with dim light bulbs. The best light for installation is natural light from windows. This allows you to control the color and texture of each installed board.
Open several boxes at once. In this way, you will quickly notice a board with a different color and texture and can discard it.
Experienced floor installers always prepare boards in advance, and lay out a few rows of them on the already rolled wax paper. During the boards' layout, select a specific pattern using the material of varying lengths. When working with a nail gun, you will not have time to think about how to install the right piece of wood. Alignment of several rows of material saves a lot of time at the moment of installation.
If in the preparation and layout of the material you are using your hands, then at the time of installation, use your legs instead. The wooden board can slip easily on the wax paper, and you do not need to bend down every time to push another strip of hardwood, simply slide it with your foot!
Please be careful that your gun is always loaded with nails/staples. If you make a mistake, try to fix it immediately.
The best experience you can get by installing hardwood by nail down - is to work in sports halls. In just a few days, you can develop great speed with your installation.