Hardwood Flooring Options
Hardwood floors give a room a sense of permanence, stability and warmth. Ninety percent of realtors say that wood floors help a home sell faster and for more money. Even in a small home with minimal square footage, wood floors give a house a well-crafted, “high-end” appearance. Wood floors come in a large number of different species and colors, making design options virtually endless.
Solid hardwood is the traditional wood floor, constructed of a single piece of sawn lumber which is milled into a tongue and groove finished product. Solid hardwood floors most commonly are found in 3/4" thickness and are suitable only for nail down installations over ply-wood, OSB, and tongue and groove decking style wood subfloors on or above-grade. Recent innovations have brought about 5/16" solid hardwood floors, which are suitable for glue-down applications over concrete.
Engineered hardwoodflooring comes in two different types of construction, ply-wood and HDF (High Density Fiberboard). Plywood is composed of multiple layers which are glued together in a cross-grain lamination. HDF is also considered an engineered hardwood product. HDF is much more dense and moisture resistant because it is made out of exploded wood fibers that have been highly compressed. Both processes make engineered flooring very resistant to expansion and contraction from temperature and moisture. As a result, these floors can be installed almost anywhere in a home and are suitable for both wood and concrete subfloors.
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