We work with any type of hardwood flooring materials.
Engineered Wood Floors
Are also called laminated wood floors because they are made of several thin, wood plies that are glued together under pressure and heat;
They vary from 3 to 9 plies and are offered in a variety of widths from 2-1/4 to 8 wide;
Engineered wood flooring is composed of two or more layers of wood in the form of a plank. The top layer is the wood that is visible when the flooring is installed, and is adhered to the substrate which provides the stability.
This wood will expand and contract less than solid wood flooring during fluctuations in humidity and temperature. The engineered Wood Flooring is real wood. A few facts about the most used ones:
Hickory - rich, gives your house a timeless feeling.
Bamboo - it is usually cheap and "green"
Maple - elegant finish, appropriate for living rooms, family rooms and dining-rooms.
Oak - the traditional red oak always looks impeccable and is inexpensive.
Unfinished Solid Flooring
Red Oak | White Oak | Ash | American Cherry | Hickory | Maple | Brazilian Cherry | Brazilian Walnut
Unfinished wood floors are better to match to an existing floor or trim and generally easier to stain to match.
Unfinished wood flooring offers the most options if you are looking for an unusual wood species or specific plank width.
Unfinished flooring would be most appropriate if your home has historical or architectural significance.
If your floor is not precisely level, you may opt for unfinished flooring because it doesn’t depend on a precisely level subfloor the way a pre-finished floor does.
Prefinished Hardwood Floor
There are two types of hardwood flooring: unfinished and prefinished. It is faster to install the prefinished and also less labor intensive.
These are the new main stream products in hardwood flooring. They can be acrylic impregnated, engineered, or solid. They have a tough factory finish, which is the main reason for their popularity. They are also extremely easy to install and eliminate the need for messy sanding. Most pre-finished floors done within the last ten years are urethane finished. Older floors are likely to have shellac or varnish finishes. Unfortunately these do not work well with the newer urethane finishes and must be completely removed if you want a urethane finish. There is also likely to be some amount of aluminum oxide in the newer prefinished floors.
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