Nothing says luxury more than the warmth and beauty of real hardwood floors. Today’s hardwood floors combine the natural beauty of birch, oak, and hickory as well as more exotic woods, with state of the art manufacturing to deliver real wood beauty with modern, long lasting finishes that make wood last longer and wear better than ever before.
What are the different types of wood flooring?
Hardwood flooring is a great look for almost any room but which type should you choose? Solid wood or engineered wood. Here’s what you need to know:
Solid hardwood flooring features solid wood throughout. It’s manufactured from several species of wood and is sold in three styles. There are stripes, wider planks, or random width planks. You can purchase solid wood flooring either unfinished or prefinished. The great thing about solid hardwood floors is that you can refinish them multiple times over the lifetime of the floor. Solid wood flooring can be installed on or above grade. It’s best to avoid installing real hardwood in areas where water is present, such as a bathroom or laundry room.
Engineered hardwood is generally prefinished, installation is usually easier, and wider planks allow you to cover more area quicker. Its laminated layers make it more stable than other flooring and less subject to the effect of moisture. You can use it above grade, at grade, or below grade. Its thin profile might allow installation in a kitchen without having to remove the old flooring.
Whether you choose solid or engineered wood flooring, you can take advantage of our highly rated expert installation services