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Which Hardwood Floor Choice is Right For You?

January 30th, 2017

Which Hardwood Floor Choice is Right For You?

During home renovations, many people seek to either refurbish their hardwood floors or replace their old flooring with a new, more modern choice. There are many different types of hardwood floors that homeowners can choose that fit in with the rest of their home’s aesthetic.

Solid or Engineered?
If you are choosing real wood for your floors, there are a plethora of options you can select from. Usually, hardwood floors can be made from solid pieces of wood or can be engineered, which is real wood but is not made from solid pieces.

Solid hardwood floors are more expensive and are not as resistant to warping from high levels of humidity, but are three-quarters of an inch thick, which allows it to be sanded and refinished more times than engineered floors while still maintaining the integrity of the original wood.

Engineered hardwood floors are usually cheaper and can withstand high levels of humidity, but are typically made from a few layers of plywood with a hardwood surface. If you are looking to install hardwood floors in your basement, engineered hardwood floors are a better choice since basements usually are more humid than upper levels.

Types of Wood:
Hardwood floors are made of wood that is normally durable and abundant:
-Oak
-Maple
-Cherry
-Hickory
-Walnut
Some types of wood can come in a variety of colors, which you can choose to match the design of the space, but many have a limited variety of colors to choose from. Other types of wood that are less durable, such as bamboo, are usually used in controlled environments for visual purposes.

Installation:
Hardwood floors are not a do-it-yourself project. If installed by someone who is not a professional, there is a greater risk of the floors coming out crooked and eventually warping. Our team of professionals at Go Pro Restoration & Maintenance is experienced with hardwood floor installations and work efficiently to make your vision a reality.

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