Everything You Need To Know About Hardwood Floors

Wood Floors In General

Hardwood floors are available in various wood species such as Cherry, Red Oak, White Oak, Hard Maple, Silver Maple, Birch, Walnut, Hickory, Pecan, Jatoba, Ash, Tiger Wood, and more. Hardwood flooring is considered one of the more prestigious and elegant options for flooring because of the use of authentic hardwood. The authenticity of the material translates to a higher price compared to other products created to imitate hardwood such as laminate, bamboo, or vinyl flooring.

There are two types of classification for hardwood flooring in the industry – Solid hardwood flooring and engineered wood flooring. Solid hardwood flooring is made from planks of wood coming from a single piece of timber. These come in different sizes depending on the wood specie from which it comes from. On the other hand, engineered wood flooring is made from planks with top layers of hardwood and a core or substrate of fiberboard.

Solid wood floors have more limitations compared to engineered wood floors. Solid wood is prone to gaping and cupping since it has been cut from one timber. Installation is also more difficult as it can’t be installed in basements, over concrete, or any area with radiant heating. Meanwhile, engineered wood can be installed glued down or floating and is more resilient to the effects of the environment.

Any home or structure endowed with hardwood floors is considered to be far more prestigious than those installed with other materials. Hardwood floors are the cream of the crop and give a fantastic look to any room with the natural grains and finish of real wood.

Types of Hardwood Floors

Solid wood Flooring

Solid wood planks used for flooring are great for vintage style houses or any structure that wants to exude a feeling of comfort and relaxation. Real wood evokes closeness to nature and makes any room feel cozy and comfortable.

Solid wood Flooring Profile

For those who prefer the look of natural wood floors but without the troubles of installation and maintenance of Solid wood planks, the best choice would be engineered hardwood flooring. Engineered wood floors with thicker top layers of natural wood is a bit more expensive than Solid wood planks. However, installation is cheaper and faster and more durable against moisture and water.

Hardwood Edges

Hardwood flooring not only have different sizes, they also have different edges. Edges are either squared, eased, or beveled. Each one creates a look distinct from the other.

Hardness Hardwood

Each type of wood specie has a different hardness rating when subjected to the Janka Hardness Test. The higher the number, the harder the wood type. The hardness rating will facilitate in choosing the right type of wood flooring for a room.

Brands of Hardwood

Aladdin Carpet carries the best brands in the industry for hardwood flooring. These are available in different wood species, sizes, and edges. The variety ensures that Aladdin Carpet can provide the specific hardwood type and design that will suit the style and needs of all prospective clients.

Care & Maintenance

In order to enjoy your beautiful hardwood floors for many years to come, Aladdin Carpet recommends you follow the maintenance and care tips page.

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