Hardwood Flooring Basics

When you’re installing hardwood floors in your home, the options can be staggering. From hard and soft wood choices to color, finish, and size, it can be difficult to know exactly what you want. Beginning with these considerations can help reduce the stress of finding the perfect hardwood flooring and give you a solid starting point to begin shopping.

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Plank Construction

Today, your hardwood flooring can be solid wood or it can be engineered. Solid wood is created from one piece of wood and can be sanded and refinished multiple times during its life. Engineered wood is constructed from multiple layers of wood that is covered with a wood veneer. While engineered options are sturdy and often more affordable, they cannot be refinished or sanded like solid wood options can.

Plank Finish

How do you want your floor to look? This question is important to what type of finish you want on your floor. Prefinished options are available and offer quicker installation and less labor. Unfinished options typically offer more affordability and the ability to customize your look, but will still need to be finished to provide optimal protection from warping and other damage.

Plank Size

Today’s flooring market has a variety of options when it comes to wood flooring, and size is no exception. Standard floor planks are 2-3 inches wide. Other options can be 3-5 inches for larger areas or even 8 inches and up for high style and fewer seams. While narrow planks provide a more stable appearance in smaller areas, wide planks can be used to provide style and a modern feel.

No matter what type of hardwood flooring you choose for your home, trust the Armour Seal Exteriors, Roofing, Masonry and Contracting experts to provide convenient, reliable installation. Call us now at 267-622-7158 to discuss your wood flooring options and to arrange your installation today.