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You can find hardwood flooring in different colors and widths from different places. But, some factors have made ours far superior to others.
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Why Should You Consider Us for Pre-Finished Hardwood?
Because we carry all the top brands like Bruce, Armstrong, Mullican, Impressions & Triangulo Exotics. Plus all of our hardwood products are CARB 93120 phase 2 compliant! This means you have nothing to worry about, Especially about the health of your family. Already been shopping somewhere else? We will try to beat all competitors written quotes, just ask for Roberto. Roberto’s knowledge of hardwood flooring is extensive and he can help you achieve your hardwood floor goals and dreams.
So as you may already know, there are basically two kinds of prefinished hardwood flooring. The first is solid hardwood and the second is engineered hardwood. Solid Prefinished Hardwood is 3/4” thick and it has the same material from top to bottom. On the other hand, engineered hardwood has layers of plywood and only the top layer (wear layer) is your true hardwood. Some engineered hardwoods are better than others. It’s just like anything else, you get what you pay for. So, if you purchase an engineered floor and have plans to refinish it in the future, we recommend purchasing an engineered hardwood that has at least a 3mm wear layer. The thicker the wear layer the more refinishes you can get out of the engineered product.
A typical solid hardwood floor can be sanded about 6-7 times. A typical 3mm engineered hardwood can be sanded about twice. So why would you even want an engineered hardwood? Well, not all houses are constructed with crawl spaces and if your on a concrete slab you have no choice but to use an engineered hardwood. An engineered hardwood will out perform a solid hardwood when installed over a concrete slab. This is because concrete has a high moisture content and can damage a solid hardwood due to excessive moisture. Before purchasing your hardwood material you should consider your subfloor first. You subfloor type will determine which type of hardwood to buy. If you’re on a crawl space with a plywood subfloor you can go either solid or engineered. If you’re on a concrete slab you should go with an engineered hardwood instead. There are instances were we can glue solid hardwood to a concrete subfloor. But I’m sure this would void the manufactures warranty as this technique is not suggested by the industry.
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It is more expensive to maintain sliced & rotary peeled than dry sawn face engineered hardwood. Thiscost becomes evident when there is need to tear them out after a few years. However, the reason why hardwoodis used is to ensure it stays there for a long time. The thicker the layer of the hardwood floor the longer it lives.
Dry Swan Face
The dry sawn face engineered hardwood is cut using saw blade. This wood resembles the common 3/4″ robust site finished hardwood. The heartwood and grain character are evenly mixed in this type of wood. They also have thick wear layers. This means you can remand this wood.
Sliced & Rotary Peeled
The knife blade is used to cut the sliced & rotary peeled engineered hardwood. Due to the cutting of this wood, it is quite difficult to get a unique board, especially during the manufacturing process. Repetitive grain patterns are typical in this wood. Thewood cannot be remanded hence it is cheaper than the dry sawn face engineered hardwood.
Select and Common Grades
Select Grade Hardwood
It does not have many knots and worn holes. Floors made of this wood are spotless and consistent. The wood is ideal for those who hate characters, mineral streaks, and worm holes in their homes
Common #1 Grade
This wood is characterized by worm holes, mineral streaks, and knots. If you are a person not after too much character, this wood is right for you.
Common #2 Grade
Worm holes, mineral streaks, and knots are standard in this wood. This wood is good for people who love floors with a lot character.