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Hardwood floors are manufactured in a variety of widths. Choose your floor to coordinate with your decor.
Pre-finished and unfinished strip flooring is available in both 1 1/4" and 2 1/4" widths. The most common strip is a 2 1/4" width. Strip is sold by the carton or bundle, with each shipping unit containing the same width. However, strip can be installed in random widths, which would require ordering multiple cartons or bundles, each of different widths.
The most common pre-finished and unfinished plank is a 3" width. However, planks are also available in individual cartons or bundles of 3 1/4", 4", 5", 6" and 7" widths. Plank flooring can be installed in random widths, with the most popular combination being 3", 5" and 7" widths. Installation of plank in random widths would require ordering multiple cartons or bundles, each of different widths.
Single slats or ?shorts? are strip flooring in customized lengths to create squares or patterns known as parquet flooring. You can design borders and/or medallions around your strip or plank floors, or chose from manufacturer created parquets and medallions in pre-finished and unfinished. Using any combination of species you desire can create some special designs.
If you are wondering which hardwood floor is right for you, consider the following points to assist in selection of the right floor for you.
Choosing the Right Construction Type
Hardwood floors are manufactured in a variety of constructions that make it possible to install a hardwood floor in almost any room. The location of your room (on, above, or below the outside soil line) and the type of sub-floor (wood, concrete, slate, etc.) will determine which type of hardwood flooring product you should select. There are three basic types of hardwood floor construction.
Made from 100% solid hardwood
Most commonly 3/4" thick, also comes 5/16" in thickness
Most commonly 2 1/4" wide, also comes 1 1/2" strips to 7" planks. Lengths from 12" to 84"
Can only be installed over a plywood or wood sub-floor
Install only in rooms that are on or above ground level only
Nail or staple installation only
Precision-milled, tongue-and-groove construction locks each piece of wood tightly in position
100% solid wood construction provides beautifully clean, clear-grain definition
Pre-Finished Hardwood Floors
Pre-finished floors are a great option when customers are unable to deal
with the inconvenience and time involved in sanding and finishing.
These floors are finished right out of the box. We can install them in one to
two days and they can be lived on immediately. The biggest drawback of
pre-finished is that it is not being leveled with a sander and filled with wood
filler. Many of these floors come with a micro-bevel on the edge of each board.
These v grooves can collect dust and dirt. Pre-finished floors come with
manufacturer wear warranties and have an exceptional finish quality often
with 7 coats of finish. You can choose from a variety of widths, grades,
and species. We have a mobile ability to bring you a variety of samples to
your home. Please request this when you set your estimate appointment.
Boen pre-finished flooring is an engineered product that is similar to laminate
but it has real wood on the top layer. This floor can be sanded 2-3 times
and is available in a variety of wood species. This is an excellent choice
when a floating floor is called for or will be direct glued down on concrete.
We offer a full line of pre-finished hardwood floors from Bruce,
Somerset, Boen, and the Palo collections. This option is broken out in
pricing in the following two categories: wood cost (based on
your selection of wood) and installation.
We are a retail dealer of Quickstep laminate flooring products.
We offer the entire line of wood like laminate and also seven colors of tile laminate.
They are basically a picture of wood with a wear layer on top.
Laminate flooring is an excellent option over concrete. This is due to the fact that it floats over a foam backing. This creates an effective moisture barrier.
All of these floors are pre-finished and can be lived on the day that they are installed.
Engineered flooring consists of several different plies of wood glued together with the grains running in different directions. The surface can consist of either a very thin veneer or a thicker piece that can typically be sanded once or twice.
Engineered flooring, otherwise known as laminated wood can sometimes be confused with laminate floors. Laminated wood is referring to the process of the wood being glued together and laminate flooring is not actually real wood at all. It’s a photographic image of wood that is glued to the surface.
The cross-ply construction of engineered wood allows for greater dimensional stability when it comes to changes in temperature and humidity. Having the grains going in different directions allows for the wood to counteract itself when it comes to expansion and contraction. Engineered flooring can be installed “below”, “on” or “above” ground level.
Multiple layers of hardwood assembled in a cross-grained construction for superior dimensional stability
Solid Laminated top layer 1/7" in width
Approximately 9/16" thick, 7 1/2" wide and 8? in length
Can be installed over almost any surface from concrete to vinyl
Install at any grade level?on, above or below the outside soil line
Floating floor, glue or staple-down installation
Edge Styles help establish the character of your floor.
A square edge boards fit flush against each other for a smooth surface that blends the floor together from board to board. The overall look of this floor gives a contemporary flair and formal feeling to the room
A full bevel edge or micro bevel edge creates an angled effect where boards meet; lending a handcrafted and more defined look. Also, a full bevel edge or micro bevel edge is used to help hide minor irregularities, such as uneven plank heights.
Full Bevel Edge Micro Bevel Edge