Gwinnett Carpet, best hardwood floor covering products, Sales, Installation, Refinishing and Repair Services. Though they may look similar to laminate floors at first glance, hardwood floors offer a quality and richness that cannot be duplicated by man-made materials. Hardwood floors fill a room with regal elegance and last longer than any other type of flooring option. If you are considering hardwood floors, you have a few different options such as solid wood or engineered wood, unfinished or prefinished hardwood floors, and flat finished or click and lock hardwood flooring. In the past, installing hardwood flooring involved a cumbersome process of nailing and gluing. But today, many hardwood floor products are available in a click and lock design for simpler installation.
Solid Prefinished Hardwood Flooring.
Solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber, and are mostly manufactured 3/4" of an Inch thick with a tongue-and-groove for installation. You can choose from oil or polyurethane finish, these are the most popular modern finishes for hardwood flooring. Within these two categories there are many variations and other names used to describe the finish of the solid hardwood flooring.
Engineered Wood Floors
Engineered wood flooring came in the form of a plank and is composed of two or more layers of wood. The top layer of wood are prefinished and is the only one that is visible when the flooring is installed. By adding each layer of wood at 90° angle to the layer above is how the increased stability of engineered wood is achieved. This stability makes it a universal product that can be installed over any type of subfloors.
Unfinished Hardwood Floors
Unfinished hardwood flooring has some advantages over prefinished woods, one is that the unfinisheed wood can be easy to match existing flooring or any other interior elements in the house. Other advantage is that it can be custom color stained and the installers can easily do customized elements on the floor. Also unfinished hardwood flooring is the only one available with some plank widths and exotic wood species.
Give your flooring a unique appearance.
Whether you choose prefinished or unfinished exotic flooring, Brazilian and Australian woods offer a larger palette of colors for your floors. Many of our manufacturers carry exotic wood flooring options for your home, and this includes both solid and engineered hardwoods. Both of these types, in addition, come in prefinished and unfinished varieties. Although both solid and engineered exotic flooring can give your home a new look, engineered flooring is somewhat more flexible.