Hardwood Floors Guide
Hardwood flooring provides a sense of solidity and permanence that makes a house feel like a home. We carry a broad selection of top quality hardwood and engineered wood flooring that is sourced from the leading manufacturers in the industry. Our products are the best of the best, and our wood flooring installation technicians are highly skilled professionals that will install your new hardwood floor with impeccable precision.
There are people that are considering a hardwood flooring installation, but they pause because they are concerned about the cost. This should not prevent you from improving your home, because fresh wood flooring will increase its value, and this will offset the investment. Plus, we offer easy financing options, so you can enjoy new hardwood flooring now and pay for it at a comfortable pace..
Hardwood Floors Styles
You have options when you decide to engage us to complete a wood flooring installation project for you. We place an emphasis on communication, so our consultant will examine your home and explain the possibilities to you in detail. After you weigh your options, you can make a fully informed decision and go forward with total confidence.
Solid Wood Floors
We offer American cherry, birch, hickory, maple, oak, and walnut wood flooring. Solid hardwood flooring is available in three different styles: strip, plank, and parquet. Strip wood flooring is comprised of a series of wood strips that are less than three inches wide, and it provides a linear look. Plank flooring is similar, but the planks are more than three inches in width. Parquet flooring is available in various sizes, and it allows for interesting geometric patterns.
Engineered Wood Floors
Engineered hardwood floors are constructed with a series of layers rather than a solid piece. The surface layer and the bottom layer are natural wood. There are somewhere between five and seven layers of plywood between the top and the bottom, and they crisscross in various directions.
One benefit of engineered wood flooring is the resistance to expansion or contraction when it is exposed to moisture, humidity, and varying temperatures. Though there are some exceptions, for the most part, engineered wood is less expensive than solid wood flooring.
Pre-Finished vs. Unfinished Wood Flooring
When you are having new wood flooring installed, you are going to want the job to be completed as quickly as possible to minimize the disruption. The installation of unfinished wood flooring can take a number of days, but pre-finished floors can be put into place in a single day.
Hardwood Flooring Maintenance
It is relatively simple to maintain a hardwood floor, but there are some specific things to keep in mind. Sweeping should be done with a soft bristle broom. You can safely dust your wood flooring with a microfiber mop. There are specially formulated wood floor cleaning products on the market that you can use to periodically clean your flooring.
Some people will use rugs to add a layer of protection, and a well-placed rug can provide aesthetic appeal in some cases. If you have pets and then there are no rugs, you should certainly make sure that their nails are trimmed to prevent floor damage. It is also wise to use window coverings to limit exposure to intense sunlight because the natural wood flooring is subject to fading.