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 consultation 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 common wood 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 sub floors 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 epoxied 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 sub-floors.
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 prefinished.
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.