Real wood floors don’t depreciate a home’s value over it’s lifetime. Carpet flooring, on average, can be replaced three to six times before most solid wood floors need repair. Wood floors cost less in the long term.
Diverse Range of Colors & Patterns
Unmatched in natural beauty, warmth and design appeal. Who doesn’t enjoy the beauty of a fine wood floor? There is more diversity in wood floors now than ever before.
All you need is a swivel mop and sometimes a non-aerosol spray you can clean a wood floor in less than half the time it takes to vacuum, scrub or shampoo other floor coverings. Wood flooring won’t trap dust and fumes in the fibers or grow mold in the grout, this helps those of us with bad allergies! Wood floors in your main living areas can improve air quality, according to the American Lung Association and cleaning a wood floor requires fewer chemicals than carpet or tile cleaning.
Hardwood is Green!
Wood manufacturing is much cleaner than the manufacture of other building materials. Wood sends less solid waste to the landfill than manufacturing the same product in either steel or concrete. Because of it’s superior insulating properties, wood is more energy-efficient. It takes 15 inches of concrete to equal the insulation qualities of just 1 inch of wood.
Types of Wood Flooring
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Recomended for natural beauty and resell value.Solid Hardwood floors are cut from a wood log into a solid plank and tounge and grooves are milled on all four sides. They range from 5/16 to 3/4in thickness and come in various widths and random lengths. Solid Hardwoods are commonly job-site finished but can be pre-finished at the factory and sold in full cartons.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Recomended for dimensional stability Engineered Hardwood flooring consists of several thin wood plies glued together under heat and pressure. The top ply of an engineered plank is called the finish layer( wear layer of actual hardwood) and could be any species pre-finished
at the factory. Available in smooth finish and a variety of distressing or handscrapes.
Recomended for commercial use. A pre-finished product thats high pressure treated to force acrylic and color into the pores throughout thickness of wood, creating an extremely hard surface. These floors are highly resistant to abrasion and moisture and can be used residentially.