Hardwood Flooring

 

wood flooring

Hardwood flooring is a very popular flooring option that has been around for centuries. Hardwood adds a natural warmth and a timeless look to any room in your home. Other flooring choices cannot duplicate the feel of hardwood flooring.

 

Because of it’s beauty and timelessness, hardwood flooring adds value to your home. Durability of hardwood has progressed in the past years, making hardwood an even better choice for your home. If you are considering hardwood flooring, contact FCD Flooring for all your questions.  Our professionals will educate you on the options available and help you choose the hardwood flooring that is perfect for your home.

Types of Hardwood Flooring:

 

Solid Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood floors are made from a single piece of wood. These pieces of wood are conditioned and finished before they are cut into individual pieces that will be used to assemble your floor. Generally, solid hardwood flooring strips are normally ¾” in width, though other widths are available to create a custom look.

 

Pre-finished Hardwood Flooring

Prefinished hardwood flooring is just that…prefinished and ready for installation. The wood boards are pre-sanded, pre-stained, and pre-finished, which saves hours of labor.  When you purchase a pre-finished floor, you will not have to sand, stain and finish the color onsite, because this is already done ahead of time.

 

Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

Unfinished hardwood flooring has the advantage of allowing for floor to be completely customized onsite. You can choose the wood grain you desire and then the wood is sanded, stained and finished while in your home. While this type of floor is more labor intensive to finish,  it does give you the freedom to sand, stain, and finish your flooring however you prefer.

 

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Different from solid hardwood floors, engineered floors are made up of 2 to 5 sheets of wood that are laminated together to form a plank. The topmost layer of an engineered hardwood floor is often a different type of wood than the many layers below.  This allows you to choose your desired color and wood grain.

Advantages to Hardwood Flooring

 

Hardwood flooring has many advantages:

  • Hardwood is a very versatile floor style.
  • Hardwood adds warmth and timeless character.
  • Hardwood flooring is easy to care for.
  • Hardwood can be installed over a variety of sub-floors types.
  • Hardwood floors add value to your home.

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