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Selecting your hardwood is the first step. There are many different types to
choose from and when we come to your home or place of business for a free
consultaion we'll bring samples so you can see which wood looks best in your
The first step is to choose which type of wood flooring you would like the
different types include:
Solid Hardwood: Solid hardwood is the most commonwood floor,
constructed of a single piece of sawn lumber which is milled into a tongue and
groove finished product. Solid hardwood floors are usually found in 3/4"
thickness and are suitable only for nail down installations over ply-wood, OSB,
and tongue and groove decking style wood subfloors on or above-grade. Recent
innovations have brought about 5/16" solid hardwood floors, which are suitable
for glue-down applications over concrete.
Engineered Wood Flooring: Engineered wood flooring is made of many
layers which are apoxied together in a cross-grain lamination. Usually these
floors are made of a species layer followed by a multi-ply substrate made from
another species of wood such as poplar. Taking these steps make the flooring
very resistant to expanding and contracting in varying temperature and
humidity. These floors can be installed anywhere in a home or business and are
suitable for both wood and concrete subfloors.
Long-strip Wood Flooring: Wood flooring with a lineal tongue and groove
construction most often in 1.5" and 2.25", solid or engineered, unfinished or
Parquet Wood Flooring: Pieces of wood floor construct into a pattern or
design, most often geometric in nature
Once you decide what type of wood flooring works best for your project it is
time to select the species. There are many species of hardwood and to the right
we've displayed the most popular woods being used today.
These are samples of our hardwood selection. There are
many more styles to choose from not to mention stains
and finishes. When you get your free consultation we'll
walk you through the entire wood selecting process.
Click a wood sample for a larger image