HardwoodsWhat Type of Hardwood Floors are Available . . .?
Solid Hardwood Flooring:
Solid hardwood flooring comes in a variety of species including Oak, Hickory, Cherry, Walnut, Pine, Maple and many more. A solid floor is manufactured from one piece of wood as opposed to mulitple layers. They are available in widths from 2 1/4 strips to various plank widths. You can choose from finished or unfinished. Solid flooring is available in smooth finish, hand scraped or distressed finish. One of the appeals to this type of flooring is that is can be sanded and refinished multiple times. Recommended installation method for this type of flooring is nail down.
Multiple layers are used in to manufacture engineered flooring. Anywhere from 3 to 5 ply is the most popular. The surface layer of the species used is the same as the species in the solids however it is only a veneer which is a thin layer of the species and the core layers are manufactured with other plywoods. This type of flooring can be installed with glue down, stapled, nailed or click together if applicable. They are available in muliple widths.
Engineered (Click Together) Flooring:
These floors are available in some of the above Engineered Floors. They appeal to the "Do it Yourself" customers because of the ease of installation and the low cost of labor.
Green Engineered Flooring:
For the enviromentally conscience consumer, this product is for you. Manufactured with recycled wood for the core base, it uses approximately 67% less newly forested product than solid flooring. Available in many species and plank sizes.
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