Unfinished VS Finished
Unfinished hardwood flooring is a good choice if you want a custom stain applied before the final finish or if you want to match the color of existing flooring. If you are adding hardwood flooring in your kitchen, unfinished flooring is a good option because the finish will penetrate and seal the seams between boardsro help stop water from seeping in between boards.
Prefinished hardwood flooring comes sanded and sealed. This means that the installation is quicker, ther are no fumes from finishing and you can walk on the floor immediately.
Solid VS Engineered
Solid hardwood flooring comes 5/8 to 3/4 inches thick. SInce it’s solid wood, it can be sanded and refinished many times. Hardwood flooring susceptible to changes in humidity, and isn’t recommended for basements.
Engineered hardwood flooring is a veneer of real wood glued to several layers of wood underneath... This gives engineered wood stability and makes it a good choice for any area of your home including basements. Depending on the thickness of the hardwood veneer, engineered hardwood flooring can only be sanded and refinished once or twice during its life span.
TYpes of Hardwood?
The best hardwood floors are made with wood species that are readily available. Oak, Mapleand Cherry flooring are all good choices. Other types include Bamboo, Walnut, Ash & Mahogany.
Choices are made by your personal preference via color, price and sizes available in your area.
Types of Hardwood Flooring
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