Hardwood flooring and laminate flooring are both good flooring choices, although if your budget allows you to spend the extra money, it is usually a good idea to go with hardwood flooring.
Hardwood Flooring has been in use inside of homes and buildings for hundreds of years. Hardwood flooring is a classic and can hardly become outdated. It creates a sophisticated feel to any room.
Some of the Many benefits of hardwood flooring:
- Easy to keep clean
- Requires very little to no maintenance
- Added value to your home
- Creates a very clean environment as it barely traps dirt and dust
- Resilient – lasts a long time
- Most can be refinished, doubling or tripling the floor’s usable lifetime
- Wide variety of sizes, colors, species, methods of construction, and installation types
The overwhelming majority of wood that is sold and installed today is pre-finished. Pre-finished wood has a better finish than what you can achieve in the field and it installs with little to no dust or hassle to your existing home.
Pre-finished wood should have multiple coats of finish, an Aluminum Oxide wear-layer, and be UV-cured to create a harder finish. A professional should be consulted to be sure you are using the right species in the area that you are interested in as each species has its own pros and cons.
Please check out the National Wood Flooring Association for more information on species, manufacturing types, and other hardwood flooring information, or contact us with questions.
Important note: When purchasing hardwood make sure that you are purchasing it from responsible hardwood flooring manufacturers, and from reputable flooring companies that can help you with the warranty process should there be any issues.
For information on unfinished wood please contact us as each job is unique and we need to discuss it for the best results.
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