Why Choose Hardwood Flooring?

Easy to Maintain Maintaining hardwood is hassle-free. Daily sweeping is generally all you need to keep it in prime condition. If further cleaning is needed, it’s advisable to use cleaning products approved by the manufacturer.
Environmentally Friendly Hardwood flooring is a green choice. It’s a renewable resource, and products previously made of hardwood often find a second life as flooring material.

Varieties of Hardwood Flooring

We provide both solid and engineered hardwood options.

Solid Hardwood

This type of flooring is a single, thick layer of hardwood, typically ranging from 3/4″ to 5/16″. It’s simple to maintain and can be sanded or refinished over time.

Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood consists of wood veneers and comes with different grain patterns. It’s less susceptible to moisture and humidity due to its construction. The top hardwood layer can also be sanded and finished, although not as easily as solid hardwood.

Construction Fundamentals of Hardwood

Flooring Solid Hardwood Solid hardwood is made from a single piece of wood. It can be sanded or refinished as necessary and will expand or contract with changes in temperature and humidity. Some installers may leave a gap for expansion during installation.
Engineered Hardwood Engineered hardwood is comprised of 3-5 layers of wood, assembled using heat and a cross-grain technique. It’s less likely to be impacted by humidity for this reason.

Types of Engineered Constructions Engineered hardwood typically comes in two core constructions:

  1. Hardwood Core
  2. High-Density Fiberboard Core

Factors to Consider When selecting hardwood flooring, consider:

  1. Installation Location
    • On Grade: Ground level
    • Above Grade: Second level or higher
    • Below Grade: Basements or sunken areas
  2. Subfloor Material
    • For concrete subfloors, engineered hardwood is recommended.
  3. Moisture Level
    • In moisture-prone areas, engineered hardwood is a better choice due to its lower susceptibility to expansion and contraction

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