Hardwood flooring has been a staple in home design for centuries. It’s often chosen for its timeless appeal, warm color variations, and ability to coordinate with just about any décor. With so many stain colors available, different types of wood (oak, maple, hickory, etc.), and waterproof options, there’s something to suit any space. Hardwood is a “lifetime” floor, making it a great investment for your home.
To protect the longevity of your hardwood, we recommend using our professional installers who are experienced in the nuances and techniques of installing various types of wood. Depending on your home’s existing subfloor, hardwood is most often stapled, nailed or glued down.
Engineered wood floors are indeed real wood. They are constructed of a finished wood veneer attached to a layered substrate of wood plies. Although all wood is affected by moisture, engineered wood is less susceptible to seasonal shrinking and swelling. In addition, engineered is more flexible than solid, allowing it to be installed directly over concrete sub floors and even sometimes over existing flooring.
There are numerous species of hardwood from traditional oak and hickory to more exotic woods like acacia and bamboo. Each species carries its own variants in color, shades, texture and strength. These unique characteristics are displayed in both solid and engineered wood. Manufacturers are even able to add distressed features such as hatching, etching, and wire brushing to engineered wood to give it an aged, natural appearance. Stain choices enable looks to range from very light blonde to very dark ebony.