If you are like many homeowners, you have probably entertained the idea of hardwood flooring for quite some time. Now that you are ready to begin looking at options, it is worth your while to find out as much as possible about the flooring line, so you will know just what you need. Here are some facts about the product line that should serve you well as you search.
Your search for the perfect wood flooring
should start by considering available species options. The species you choose should match your lifestyle and in-house traffic, and since they range from soft to hard, we can help you pick the perfect ones. This is one of the ways your floors will reach their intended lifespan, with 100 years or more from solid wood and an average of 30 with engineered wood flooring.
Both engineered and solid wood offers many of the same benefits, such as personalization options like species, stain color, and finish type, but differ in construction. As you might suppose, solid wood is a solid piece of wood through and through, while engineered flooring is a veneer of natural wood on top of plywood layers. You can even refinish both to keep a like-new appearance for many years.
The installation process is longer for solid wood, which requires exact measurements and cuts for the perfect installation. Engineered wood can be floated in some situations, which quickens the installation significantly, especially in perfectly square rooms. For more information, contact one of our flooring professionals for all the answers you need.