Even for experienced DIY enthusiasts, nail /staple down and glue down installations can be challenging. For DIY enthusiasts who choose to install hardwood themselves, we recommend Lock&Fold® hardwood – it’s the fastest and easiest to install yourself without glue, nails or staples. Learn more about DIY hardwood installation to decide if you’re ready and view step-by-step instructions.
Armstrong hardwoods have a wide range of installation guides for various types of woods and finishes.
Chapter 1 Installation Training
Provides information on installation training courses, course outlines, and the Armstrong Certified Installer Program.
Chapter 2 Starting The Job
This guide describes the general job site conditions. Storing materials properly can aid in protecting the materials. This instructional guide provides information on being a professional installer, training and working safely.
Chapter 3 Subfloors and Underlayments
Specs for wood underlayments, concrete, existing resilient flooring, Polymeric Poured Floors, Metal, Ceramic Tile, Terrazzo, Marble and Trowelable Underlayments.
Chapter 4 Installation Systems
Provides detailed information on Armstrong Installation Systems. Outlines substrates, job conditions, fitting, adhesives, trowel nothings and step-by-step installation instructions.
Chapter 5 Adhesives, Trowel Notchings, Seam Treatments and Grout
Describes individual Armstrong Adhesives and Seam Treatments. Provides information on the application, spread rates recommended products, product attributes, clean up and removal.
Chapter 6 Layout and Fitting
Provides instructions on the layout of Resilient Sheet and Tile flooring. Describes Pattern Scribing, Straight Scribing and Freehand Knifing methods of fitting resilient flooring.
Chapter 7 Seams
Provides information on pattern matching. How to Recess Scribe, Double-Cut or Straight Edge and Butt seams. Provides instructions for coating seams for High, Low and Semi-Gloss Residential Sheet Floors and repairs; and detailed instructions on Sealing Seams with S-761 and Heat.
Chapter 8 Flash Coving
Outlines tools, substrates, fitting and making inside and outside corners for Flash Coving.
Chapter 9 Custom Insets
Information on Basketball Court, Shuffleboard, Volleyball Court, and Elliptical Star insets.
Chapter 10 Repairs
Outlines various repair methods for Resilient Flooring.
Chapter 11 Estimating
Provides information on reading blue prints, estimating, sheet floors, tile, wall base, adhesives and an Estimating/Installation checklist.
Chapter 12 Finishing the Job
Provides information on Inspecting your Work, Clean Up, Protecting the Floor and Maintenance Products.
Chapter 13 Commercial Maintenance Procedures
Maintenance procedures for individual commercial products.
Chapter 14 Armstrong Installation Accessories
Provides information on Armstrong tools.
Chapter 15 Laminate Flooring
Outlines Tools, Materials Needed, Subfloor Requirements, Room Preparation, Installation, Transitions, Repairs and Care of Laminate Flooring.