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A COMPLETE GUIDE ABOUT CHOOSING AND INSTALLING the BEST HARDWOOD FLOORS

Mar 5

A COMPLETE GUIDE ABOUT CHOOSING AND INSTALLING the BEST HARDWOOD FLOORS

By San Diego Flooring

 

As the foundation of your home's interior design, flooring is a key component. It takes both interior designers and homeowners a lot of time to choose the right flooring. The type of flooring, as well as the materials used, must be considered.

WHY HARDWOOD FLOORS

Hardwood is an attractive choice for flooring because of its long-lasting durability, functionality, and aesthetic value. Hardwood floors can withstand any type of wear and tear because they are sturdy and stable.

New hardwood floors are exciting. It will give your home a fresh look. Hardwood flooring brings warmth and value to your space and adds an elegant touch. The best part about hardwood floors? You can choose from a variety of colors and styles.

Before you start with hardwood refinishing or installing hardwood flooring, it is important to think about a few things. To start with, you will need to choose the right hardwood flooring color for your room. Also, which installation method and price will work best for you.

We'll discuss how to select and install hardwood floors that suit your home and personal tastes in this article. We will also cover the most common types of hardwood floorings in order to make it easier for you to make informed decisions.

TABLES OF HARDWOOD FLOORS

Maple, oak flooring (or cherry flooring), are the most sought-after hardwood floorings. There are many other hardwood species, including mahogany or hickory and walnut.

There are two basic types of hardwood flooring: engineered and solid. The engineered is best for traditional hardwood floors because it comes with strong wooden boards. But the engineer offers a more realistic look than the original hardwood species since it can be applied in more efficient ways and at a cheaper price.

  • Wood Flooring: Timber flooring is made from one single piece of hardwood and can run around $5 per square ft.

There are many advantages to using solid hardwood flooring. They can be refinished at will. They are stronger and last longer because they are made of one thick piece.

The solid hardwood floors are intended to be installed on top or a wooden base. Once the boards have been placed correctly, they will be nailed down to their underlayer. Solid hardwood floors need a lot of nailing. This is why they are not suitable to be installed on concrete bases.

  • Engineered Hardwood Floor: Designed hardwood flooring is made with multiple thin layers. It consists of compressed wood, polymers, and resin as well as a top layer of genuine hardwood. The hardwood layer that is installed on top of solid hardwood floors costs around $3 or $4 per sq. ft.

Engineered hardwood floors are able to be placed on almost any subfloor. This includes wood, concrete, linoleum, tiles, and concrete.

Instead, they have grooves on the sides and are attached to the underlayers by snapping them together. It can be used with any kind or layer, without worry about detachments and loose fittings.

Polymer and resin layers under hardwood top layers are capable of withstanding high humidifier levels. This allows for hardwood floors to be kept from "cupping", swelling, and/or warping. Engineered hardwood floors can be installed with sufficient expansion spaces around the edges. This is why they are less prone to swelling and gap formations. These floors will stay flat, even when they swell.

Engineered hardwood floors can be finished immediately after installation. It is a smarter, more affordable choice.

Two types of hardwood floor finishes are available: unfinished and finished.

  • Hardwood Flooring Unfinished:Solid flooring was originally installed unfinished. This meant that the installer would have to finish the floors after installation. For solid hardwood flooring finishing, there are several steps. These include sanding the floor and applying stains and protective coats to give it a durable finish.

Installation of unfinished hardwood floors can be smooth as the boards are removed and the floor is sanded afterward. You can even apply your preferred shade by using a custom mixed stain. These can be easily purchased at a paint retailer.

  • Prefinished hardwood flooring: Today's hardwood floors are available in prefinished versions. The installer will simply place it on top of a sublayer. There is no need to add any finishing. This is why installing hardwood flooring is finished in a less time-consuming way than an unfinished one.

Prefinished hardwood floorings are available in a wide range of colors. Therefore, they don't require additional finishing or staining. Even though it will cost you more in material, the installation fees are lower than for unfinished hardwood floors.

If you select the right dealer to install prefinished hardwood floors in San Diego, it can help you save money over the long term. You can also save money cleaning those stubborn corners because prefinished hardwood floors are not exposed to toxic fumes or dust.

 

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