Natural wood under your feet.
Absolutely nothing makes a home more beautiful than natural wood floors. With varied wood species, widths and finishes to choose from, our wood floors complement every décor. Regardless of age, species or color of the flooring, the addition of wood adds an aesthetic warmth that's hard to beat. And now the options range from the traditional woods such as oak and maple to exotic options such as Brazilian cherry, bamboo and cork.
When selecting hardwood flooring, you must decide betweensolid or engineered construction.
Solid, like it sounds, is milled from a single 3/4" thick piece of hardwood. Because of its thickness, a solid hardwood floor can be sanded and refinished over several generations of use. One of the characteristics of solid wood flooring is that it expands and contracts with changes in your home's relative humidity.
Engineered is actually produced with three to five layers of hardwood. Each layer is stacked in a cross-grain configuration and bonded together under heat and pressure. As a result, engineered wood flooring is less likely to be affected by changes in humidity and can be installed at all levels of the home.
Prefinished versus Unfinished
Unfinished floors require several days to install, stain and finish the flooring. Prefinished floors are less messy and can be installed and completed the same day. A factory-applied finish like Mohawk's exclusive Crystalshield finish with aluminum oxide is extremely durable and could not be duplicated with a job-site finish.
Call to setup a private meeting in our showroom to view the beauty hardwood floors can add to your home. Our professional sales staff can help you decide the style and look that is perfect for your lifestyle and your budget.
Great Floors features hardwoods from the world's leading manufacturers including Armstrong, Shaw, Mohawk, Mirage, Kahrs and others. Here are additional links that may be useful for background information on hardwood:
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