Solid & Engineered Hardwood Flooring
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Provides a uniform look due to the minimal character markings.
Select Wood: Variation of natural heartwood/sapwood color and includes knots, streaks, etc.
Common Wood No. 1 contains prominent variations in coloration and varying characters.
Common Wood No. 2 is rustic in apperance and contains natural variations of the forest product and manufacturing
imperfections. It is suitable for homes, general utility use, or where character marks and contrasting appearance is desired.
Similar to select grade with a uniform appearance, natural color variations, and minimal character marks.
Similar to No.1 Common, it varies some in color and knots.
Similar to No. 2 Common in it’s rustic appearance.
Easy to produce from the log, this is the most common cut. It features a pleasing and varied grain appearance.
Ray flecks create a shimmering flake figure over the wood. It possesses greater wear resistance and is less likely to cup and twist or shrink in width.
Similar to quartersawn without the ray flecks.
An important consideration in choosing your wood floor is deciding which finish to use as it has a big effect on the type of long term maintenance required to keep the floor looking beautiful.
The most popular are surface finishes because they are water resistant, durable, and require minimal maintenance. Frequently referred to as urethanes or polyurethanes, surface finishes come in several different types.
Is instantly cured using an ultraviolet light. Furniture can be put back in the room on the same day.
Very durable and will dry within two to three hours. Appearance is clear and will resist turning yellow over time. Mild odor when applied.
Very durable and will dry in about 8 hours. Appearance is amber. Moderate odor when applied.
Extremely durable and are more moisture-resistant than other finishes. Will dry in about two – three hours in humid conditions. Appearance is clear to amber. Strong odor when applied.
Wood Floor Styles
There are three main styles of wood flooring.
Often considered to be “traditional” wood flooring, strip flooring ranges from 1 1/2” to 3” wide, creates a linear effect, and may make the room appear larger.
Is designed to resemble hardwood and it comes in strips.
Varies in size. Typically generates a geometric and non-linear look either simple or complex in design.
Wood Flooring Design Elements
Are you looking to create an individual and unique look with your hardwood floors? It is easier and more affordable than ever! Consider adding these upgrades:
Add contrast to the main area of the room by outlining the room in a contrasting darker species of wood.
Borders may include multiple wood species, stone, marble, stainless steel, nickel and other metals.
Generally installed in the main field of the floor, such as foyers. May incorporate multiple wood species and other materials such as stone, metal, or leather. Factory finished medallions can be routed into existing floors with minimal disruption. If you would like to add a personal touch, we can help you choose the species and colors to fit your design idea.
Creates a unique and antiqued appearance. Typically achieved by hand-scraping with tools such a s chisels, planes, wire brushes, awls, ice picks, and grinder. The process is labor intensive and time consuming.
Let your imagination run wild to design a truly individual and unique look! Your floor will be a piece of personal art. Create dramatic designs, patterns, country, formal, or anything you can imagine.
Affordably change the look of your existing floor by staining. Light color stains can refresh old floors. Warm colored stains will produce traditional looks, while dark colored stains give a new look.
Ask us about mixing exotic woods and other materials to create a one of a kind look!