We install all types of flooring however the most beautiful and most time consuming is real hand scraped hardwood flooring.
Hardwood floors are a timeless treasure. They can add beauty, character, and value to any room of the house. Traditionally, the living room and dining room were the areas of a home where you’d most often find hardwood floors. But as hardwood has become more available and versatile, and homeowners have become more creative about home improvements, hardwood floors are popping up in rooms all over the house where you’d usually find carpet. Carpet stains easily wears out and ends up in a landfill at the end of its life, while hardwood flooring is timeless and versatile.
A quality hardwood floor isn't just an esthetic investment; it also helps boost a home's selling price. Wood flooring helps make our flooring clients' a key point when remodeling. With so much to offer, hardwood flooring is a tough option to beat.
Hardwood flooring comes in two main varieties: engineered and solid. However, we are going to add Bamboo and Cork to this section of Flooring.
Solid hardwood flooring is the most common choice and best suited for higher-grade installations. It consists of one-piece boards that are generally nailed to a sub-floor. Most are unfinished, thereby allowing the customers, to apply a variety of colors and finishes.
Solid hardwood floors are known for their beauty and durability, making them perfect for any room of the home and a much more attractive choice than carpet. Because solid hardwood can be re-sanded over and over, it can last for 100 years, much longer than any carpeted floor. Plus, solid hardwood is easy to clean and maintain, making it a good flooring choice for allergy sufferers.
Engineered hardwood is comprised of two or more layers of wood that have been laminated together, the top is a veneer and the bottom a softer wood backing. Engineered hardwood floors are usually offered in glue-down or nail-down and hand scraped/antique options. Engineered hardwood flooring is produced by adhering a layer of real hardwood to a plywood backing. The top wood veneer comes pre-finished and the overall system gets glued to the subfloor or even concrete, making it better-suited for below-grade and basement installations.
Bamboo floors are also excellent choices for high-moisture areas like the bathroom or basement. When shopping for bamboo floors, look for solid bamboo that has also been engineered, giving it a very high-stability rating in a natural product; thus, it doesn’t move a lot, which is important in high moisture areas like a bathroom. Many bamboo options are finished on both sides, sealing it from moisture.
Cork is also a great choice for bathrooms and basements because it has a natural resistance to mold and deals well in high-moisture areas. Cork flooring combines the beauty of a natural material with the comfort of a cushioned surface. It is now found on the underside of new material like Laminate.
If you want to install the look of hardwood flooring in high-traffic areas of your home like an indoor porch or a child’s playroom, the laminate is an excellent choice because of its low-maintenance and durability. Plus, it is also nice for the homeowner on a budget as these floors mimic the look of hardwood at a lower price. More hardwood flooring information Janka hardwood flooring hardness scale.
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