Why Wood Floors?Fashion - Durable - Ease of Maintenance - Sustainable - Repairable - Valuable
- Hardwood be installed over a sound suppression membrane if needed.
- Always in style and aesthetically pleasing, wood flooring tends to "open" the floor space.
- Graining and colors give different amounts of natural variation and depth to the floor.
- Hardwood Flooring can handle foot traffic without crushing or matting an is a solid floor that doesn't have any give or "bounce" to it.
- New finishes provide heavy scratch and scuff resistance. Hardwood flooring typically requires less maintenance than most flooring options
- Damage to hardwood can be usually be repaired, or refinished without replacing the entire floor
- Most hardwood floors are sustainable with less frequent replacements resulting in less landfill waste
- Wood floors (in good condition) typically add value to a home
- Hardwood veneer wear layer attached to either a plywood or solid core
- More resistant to higher humidity levels than solid wood
- Can be installed over concrete, or plywood
- Can be installed in most levels of the home
- Many different styles available
- Can usually only be refinished, not sanded and stained
- Solid hardwood has more versatility in regards to being sanded, stained, or refinished
- Solid is typically thought of as a more permanent wood flooring, and usually is considered to have a higher value
- While typically low maintenance, wood flooring must be protected from dirt, sand, or other potentially damaging materials.
- Wood flooring can be dented, scratched, or gouged.
- Wood flooring can require area rugs for warmth, or to help with sound issues.