When you’re ready for hardwood flooring
, you want a hardwood flooring store that can offer you the number of personalization options you deserve. While big-box stores offer a few varieties, they don’t compare to the service and selection you’ll get at a dedicated flooring store.
In both solid and engineered hardwood, you’ll get options such as species type, stain color, sealant preference, and finish type. All of these will work together to create a floor that looks and performs exactly as you need it to. Let’s find out if this is the material you need.
Both engineered and solid hardwood flooring have specific characteristics that make them beneficial for a variety of homeowners. For instance, engineered hardwood is perfect for areas such as basements, where you can never confidently install solid wood.
The solid variety, however, offers a lifespan that can easily reach 100 years if properly cared for and maintained. They can be refinished as well, stripping away years of wear and bringing them back to a showroom-new finish that lasts another few decades before requiring another refinishing.
Site finished materials always offer more stain color options than pre-finished materials do. However, due to the extra steps for finishing, the installation process can take much longer. For this decision, you must know if you prefer a more extensive stain option or a shorter installation time.Call us
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Solid hardwood flooring must also be acclimated before installation. The entire process averages one to three days, however, this can change based on specific circumstances at the time of installation.
It’s always important to make sure you use a professional installation service when your hardwood floors are installed. Professional teams have the necessary tools and experience and leave you with perfectly installed floors, every time.