There are fewer things finer in a home than a hardwood floor. For the do-it-yourselfer, however, it can be a daunting yet rewarding task. However, you must be detailed as well, because even small mistakes will show. There are many types of hardwood flooring, but this tutorial will only cover solid tongue and groove flooring that is either pre-finished or finished in place. Other types of wood flooring that are glued or clipped in place or made from different layers of wood require different kinds of installation procedures and will not be covered here.