Hardwood Flooring

Very few people would argue that a hardwood floor adds a certain elegance and charm to a room like no other flooring option quite can.

Installing hardwood flooring in your home can be a great investment in your property as well since a home that has at least some hardwood flooring is usually very attractive to homebuyers should you ever decide to sell up and move on.

Types of Hardwood Flooring
Before you even decide what species of wood you would like for your hardwood floor, or what colors it should be stained you will have to decide between one of the two hardwood floor options available today – solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring.

Hardwood Floring

Solid wood planks used for flooring are great for vintage style houses or any structure that wants to exude a feeling of comfort and relaxation. Real wood evokes closeness to nature and makes any room feel cozy and comfortable.

Engineered hardwood flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring is a little bit different. A knife is used to peel wood strips from the tree (imagine peeling a potato) Several of these strips are then cut to a specific size and glued and bonded together until they form a plank that is usually about an inch thick. This final product is then varnished and finished to enhance its appearance and overall durability.

Hardwood Edges

is exactly what the “label” says it is: Solid pieces of wood that have not been glued, pressed or significantly altered in any way. Wood is sawn directly from the chosen tree in large sections and then cut down again to specific plank sizes. These planks then have notches cut into them so that when they are laid together to form a complete hardwood floor they fit together perfectly.