Bringing the beauty of wood flooring into your home is a great way to instantly change the look, design and personality of a room. Consider hardwood floors if you want:
• Beautiful, classy flooring that will never go out of style
• Low-maintenance and easy-to-clean flooring
• Flooring that is durable and long-lasting
We’ve cherry-picked the industry to find the best selection of stylish, affordable and durable hardwood floors. We carry a variety of brands, styles and species of wood. Below are the three varieties of hardwood flooring that we sell and install.
Made out of a solid planks of wood 3/4″ thick, this type of hardwood flooring is the traditional approach. Each plank must be nailed or stapled down securely and can only be installed on a plywood subfloor. However, it creates a stunning overall look that can be easily recoated and refinished multiple times as desired.
Rather than a solid piece of wood, engineered hardwood is made out of multiple layers of plastic veneer and strips of wood. Because of its construction, it doesn’t expand as much as 3/4″ solid hardwood when exposed to moisture. For that reason, it can be installed over multiple kinds of subfloors. Like 3/4″ solid hardwood, however, it is fixed to the subfloor with staples or nails.
Lock Solid (Floating Engineered)
Lock solid (sometimes called floating engineered) hardwood flooring is made out of engineered hardwood that is interlocked using a tongue-and-groove system rather than stapled or nailed down. This is the easiest type of hardwood flooring to install because it does not have to be affixed to the subfloor – it can just be locked into place. Because of this, it can be installed over many kinds of subfloor and some existing floors as well.
For more information about hardwood flooring and to see if it’s right for your project, call us at 651-292-1011.