Before we even begin the install we first need to check the sub floors. We check that the plywood meets requirements, that there are no squeaks in the floors, and that it is level. Once this is taken care of, the best layout determined, and boards chosen, then the installations can begin. After completion, we make sure that there are no gaps or separation. Around the flooring, we leave just enough space “3/8″” gap at the end wall for expansion.