Misconceptions About Hardwood Flooring Installation in Tiny Homes

Posted on: 18 January 2022

You may have traveled in your tiny home for several seasons or even years. Now, you may decide it is time to put down roots. You may not want to give up your tiny home. In fact, you may want to continue living in it full time. The only changes you want to make are to certain aspects of the home. The flooring may be one of them. Some tiny home owners believe that hardwood flooring is not an option. Here is the truth about hardwood flooring installation in tiny homes and how it may benefit your long-term permanent homestead plans. 

Water Damage and Resistance

An issue for many tiny home owners is with ventilation and air circulation. Humidity can occur quickly. This makes water damage, mold, mildew, and other related issues a concern when it comes to flooring. When you choose hardwood flooring you can have that flooring treated for water resistance. This means that it can withstand the issues you may have with air flow in the home. Hardwood floor is also known for having a high durability and water resistance when treated. 


Hardwood flooring installation is one of the easier options you have available to you. When you install another option like peel and stick floor tiles, you have to worry about several aspects of the installation. Though measurements and adhesive are still needed for hardwood, they do not require as much work as tile or carpeting. Hardwood can also be placed with tongue and groove options that make it easy to lay the hardwood and fit the pieces together securely over the pre-existing base floor. 

Maintaining the Floor

Tiny homes add an aspect to daily cleaning that most traditional homes and mobile homes do not have. Tiny homes do not have the space to store multiple cleaning products and devices. This means you will want flooring that is easy to clean and can be cleaned with one or two small devices. Hardwood floors can be cleaned with a mop or wet duster and broom. With carpeting or other options, you may need three or four pieces of larger equipment to get the job done. 

If you believe that hardwood flooring may be ideal for permanent living tiny home plans, contact your area flooring expert. They can handle the hardwood flooring installation and answer any questions you have regarding various wood flooring types. They can also inform you about ways to maintain your hardwood flooring based on the wood you choose.


What's In a Contract?

Those who build things and repair things for a living are often referred to as contractors. This may seem like an odd term, but it traces back to the fact that these folks work on a contract-by-contract basis. First, they may work under a contract associated with your home. Then, they may take on another client under a new contract. Plumbers, HVAC repair teams, builders, painters — they are all contractors in some way. Construction workers are also contractors. We encourage you to read and learn more about their professions and what they involve here on this blog, where we'll post often.

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