Different types of wood can give your home a unique, new look. The most common wood used on floors is 3/4" x 2 1/4" red oak, because oak takes various types of stain the best. But there are many kinds of wood available to you, including American and Brazilian cherry, Maple and Hickory.
There are many factors to consider when selecting a wood, including color, grain, durability and versatility. Some types of wood take color easily, while others look best with a natural finish. Woods like oak and maple are durable, and resist dents well. When choosing a type of wood, there are many factors to consider. By asking questions, we can help you choose the best fit.
In addition to the wood flooring, there are also a variety of vent covers (flushmount and self rimming), thresholds, and feature strip inlays in various widths and species.
Flushmount vent covers can be installed in your new floors at an additional cost. These vents have a frame that is built into the floor and the covers sit inside the frame so that it is flush with the flooring. They add a great deal of beauty to your new floor and are recommended. Flushmount vents can also be installed in existing floors if they are being refinished.
Borders and inlays also can add beauty and individuality to your new floor. Prices for borders and inlays can vary as widely as the choices. Borders can be installed in any room. However, you may want to consider the furniture location in the room so that the border is not covered with furniture, therefore defeating the purpose of the border. There are many different species and widths that can be used for feature strips.
Some customers wish to have hardwood floors without the dust and odor associated with raw wood finishing. Therefore we offer a variety or pre-finished products. If you do choose a pre-finished floor, it is important that you understand what you are getting. Pre-finished floors are milled with bevels so that any minor height differences between boards are minimized. Fluctuations of subfloor may also be more noticeable with a pre-finished flooring. Pre-finished flooring can sometimes be softer than a custom finished floor due to the process used to apply the finishes. Our customers are satisfied with both types of flooring as long as you know what to expect.
Veneers and laminate flooring (engineered) is also available. There are such a wide range of materials that customers are encouraged to provide their own materials for these types of installations. We do not recommend the use of these products unless they are being installed over concrete. In this case we recommend floating floors so that they can be easily removed in case of damage. We never recommend glue down veneer floors.
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