Hardwood Choosing Factors

Choose the right Hardwood floor

Choose the right Hardwood floor

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With the current technology, both types of hardwood floors have their advantages, and  will be able to give you a beautiful look to your home.

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  • Composition:  Solid wood flooring refers to hardwood flooring made from one solid piece of lumber. It is available in a variety of sizes and species ranging in durability.  It is solid wood all the way through, from top to bottom.
  • Positive Attributes:  Unfinished hardwood tends to be a little cheaper than prefinished, but does require immediate light sanding, staining (optional), and sealing after installation which then evens out the price gap.
  • Much more options of artistic self-expression. There is a wide gamma of different gloss levels, stain colors, and surface treatments like hand-scraping or distressing.
  • Hardwood flooring’s greatest advantage is that it can be re-sanded numerous times, extending its life literally for decades.
  • Less Attractive Attributes:   Traditional solid hardwood flooring is not well suited for below-grade installations, because of the possibility of moisture issues.
  • Solid wood flooring expands and contracts with changes in your home’s relative humidity. To compensate for this movement, we leave an expansion gap between the floor and the wall. Base molding or quarter round is traditionally used to hide the extra space.
  • Deciding Factor:  Location.


  • Floor Look & Feel: Real 3/4″ thick solid wood with unique color variations and grain patterns.
  • Selection:Wide selection of species, colors, textures, gloss levels, widths, and lengths.
  • Scratch, Stain & Fade Resistance:Very good, varies depending on the species and finish.
  • Floor Life Expectancy:Could be lifetime if cared for properly.
  • Can Be RefinishedCan Be Repaired: Planks can be replaced if necessary.
  • Care & Maintenance: Easy routine care: vacuum, sweep, and clean up spills. Light buff and seals care packages are available too.
  • Installation: Glue-down, nail-down, floating
  • Level of Skill to Install:  Best installed by a professional
  • Location: Solid hardwood can be installed on or above grade, except for areas with extreme moistures, such as bathrooms

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