There’s no doubt that hardwood flooring is a very popular
choice among homeowners. It has been for some time, and most likely will be in
the future. There’s just something timeless about a hardwood floor. It never
goes out of style!. There are some basics you might want to familiarize yourself
with, however, to fully grasp all the options hardwood has to offer. Here are a
few to get you going.
When you hear your flooring professional at Forever Floors Wholesale referring to species, it means the particular type:
A domestic species is one that was grown right here in the
United States. Exotic species are from somewhere else in the world, usually
from a sub-tropical area. Each species has its own particular set of
characteristics, they include:
– this can be something that occurs naturally within the species, or
sometimes it is added during the manufacturing process.
– this is the visible lines that you can see when a board is cut, and they
can also be called marbling.
– the color of a species is usually natural, but can be altered with
specific stains for lightness or darkness.
There are two main types of wood construction in the hardwood flooring category. The first is, of course, solid wood. These pieces are from one piece of lumber, and are solid throughout the entire construction. You can refinish them multiple times over their lifespan, so that they always look brand new. You can install them over existing wooden subfloors, usually only on the ground level of your home. The second construction type for hardwood flooring is engineered wood. This option is still hardwood, but only as a veneer that is adhered to a core and backing material that is not. Engineered wood can be placed anywhere in the home, even in basements. Also, it can be installed over both wood and concrete subfloors. Lengths of engineered wood are usually shorter than hardwood, so they’re much easier to work with. They can also be refinished a couple of times during their lifespan. It is recommended, however, that you do not try to do so on your own.
Hardwood installation methods
There are three main ways to install a hardwood floor,
depending upon your particular needs:
Installation – This option is only available for engineered wood. The
boards are attached to one another, but not to the underlying subfloor.
Down – This method uses an adhesive to attach the flooring to the
Down – With this method, staples or nails are used to attach the
flooring to the subfloor, and usually only works with wooden subfloors.
Your hardwood professionals
To get the best possible wood floors, you’ll definitely want
to seek the advice of a professional. Forever Floors Wholesale is the place to
go for the best hardwood flooring options, available for viewing at our
showroom in Garland, TX.
Learn about our services
We offer many services to help you create your dream home. Click the button below to explore all of our service.
by our beautiful hardwood gallery
Design advice videos from top designer, Marc Thee
Want Trade Secrets? Click on any of Marc Thee's design advice videos below and learn from the expert. Marc Thee has been twice named by Architectural Digest as one of the "The Top 100 Designers in the World". He has also received the "Designer of Distinction Award" from the Design Center of the Americas.