22 Feb More Flooring Options from Truckee Meadows Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood Floor Textures
You can get hardwood floors that look shiny and new, or you can buy brand new wood that looks like an antique. Many manufacturers offer distressed and hand-scraped hardwoods that will disguise heavy use and give the floor an appealing, old fashioned appearance from the moment it’s installed. The texture you choose depends on your style and how you plan to use the room.
Hardwood Floor Hardness
For busy households with pets and kids, it’s a good idea to choose the hardest wood species possible. Hard species, such as red oak, will withstand wear and tear, while softer species, such as pine, tend to show scratches. If you are on the fence, keep in mind choosing solid hardwood means scratches or dings can be sanded out and refinished over and over. Whichever you choose, preventive care and proper maintenance can keep your floors looking good for years.
Hardwood Floor Finish
Along with protecting the surface, hardwood finishes give floors color and luster. Many hardwood flooring types come prefinished, which simplifies installation and eliminates dust, chemical fumes, and waiting time. These factory-applied finishes generally have a longer warranty as they are longer lasting and more durable than site-applied finishes. Some homeowners prefer site-finished floors due to the wider selection of stain colors and the opportunity to hone the surface and even out imperfections after the boards are in place.
Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Solid hardwood is milled from a single piece of wood and can be repeatedly sanded. But, because it is a natural material, solid hardwood is susceptible to temperature and humidity changes and cannot be installed in damp spaces. Engineered hardwood is created by bonding layers of hardwood together. These layers give greater stability and can withstand higher levels of humidity for bathrooms and basements. Engineered hardwood floors can be difficult to repair when damaged, however, while solid hardwood floors can be refinished over and again. A hardwood flooring expert can help determine the best floor for your needs.
Our Team of Hardwood Flooring Experts Is Ready To Help
Hardwood is the gold standard of flooring surfaces and can add to your home’s value. It’s classic, durable and hypoallergenic. Please reach out if you have any questions about our company or flooring installation services. For the best in hardwood floor, visit our showroom on Cheney St. or contact us today for a quote. We look forward to working with you!