Choosing Your Hardwood Floor
Selecting a hardwood floor can feel like a daunting process. Our expert staff are here to help you select the floor that meets your life-style, décor and design expectations! Although there are lots of things to consider when shopping for a hardwood floor, like: Who lives in the home? Do you have pets, children or someone with special needs? Where are you planning to install the flooring? There are hardwood options for any application, and we can help you select the right one!
Visit our showroom today and we will help you start the process!
Solid wood floors are one solid piece of wood and are generally 3/4″ thick. Because solid hardwood floors are more susceptible to moisture than engineered wood floors they should only be installed above grade over approved wooden subfloors. Solid wood floors can generally be recoated and refinished several times.
Engineered floors are produced by laminating several hardwood layers together to form the planks. Most engineered floors can be glued-down, stapled-down or floated over a variety of subfloors including wood, dry concrete slabs and some types of existing flooring. Engineered hardwood floors have cross-ply construction which reduces the expansion/contraction of planks caused by variations in humidity.
Site finished floors require several days to install, stain and finish the flooring. Prefinished floors can be installed and completed the same day. Make sure you understand the features and benefits of both site finished and prefinished hardwood before making your selection. Some prefinished flooring can be refinished. Our expert staff can walk you through these possibilities.