Hardwood Flooring Chesapeake VA
Hardwood flooring adds elegance, warmth, and style to your home. Hardwood floors eliminate the worry of dust allergens or microorganisms being tracked through your home. These floors are durable, lasting an average of 25 years or more. Nevertheless, they are not indestructible; however, we can repair your hardwood flooring make them beautiful and like new again.
Hardwood flooring enhances any room. The type used will be determined by the room chosen for installation. There are several types of hardwood floor.
Unfinished and Factory Finished Wood Flooring
With Unfinished hardwood flooring the wood will be sanded and once installed the finish will be applied. If you are looking for a specific color or match to an existing color Unfinished hardwood is the choice for you.
When installing Factory-Finished hardwood flooring the manufacturer will apply the finish before delivery and installation. Because the finish is already applied and the sanding is complete the installation process for Factory-Finished flooring requires less time. Also, there is no wait time to walk on the hardwood after installation.
SOLID AND ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING
Solid hardwood flooring is typically 3/4” thick and 2 1/4” wide. However, Solid hardwood flooring comes in numerous sizes ranging from 3 to 6 inches or more wide. If the Solid hardwood flooring is finished prior to delivery and installation the thickness ranges between 5/16” – 3/4” with lengths anywhere from 12” – 84”.
Engineered hardwood flooring is composed of multiple wood types, with an average of 3-12 multiple ply layers, or a thin decorative covering of fine wood known as veneers. Veneers can be of several species or one of the same with grains running in several directions increasing stability. Engineered hardwood flooring is designed to resist expanding and contracting with variations in humidity and temperature.