Wiki defines hardwood flooring as a term used to describe the hard wooden materials used in the construction of flooring products. There are two main types of hardwood flooring, solid hardwood and Engineered Hardwood Flooring. Laminate wood flooring is not contained in the heading for hardwood flooring. Laminate wood flooring is turning out to be a popular choice, and has become synonymous with manufacturers like Pergo. Laminate wood floors are made up of a synthetic layer that is colored and textured to look like wood, but are priced lower and have increased durability.
Floors that are made up of layers that are glued together are engineered hardwood floors. This type has a plywood core with a veneer on top and usually comes prefinished with stain and sealer.
Solid hardwood flooring is cut from solid lumber material and does not have a plywood core. Typically solid floors can be refinished more times than the engineered floor and tend to be less stable over time than the engineered floor. What does that mean? This means that it’s normal if you see gapping and/or hear creaking in the floors during the year, particularly as seasons change.
HSW Floors installs only high-quality engineered wood floors. We have a great relationship with ProSource, so you can go to any of their locations in Addison, Allen and Ft. Worth to select from literally hundreds of samples to find the ideal flooring choice for your home. You can buy the wood directly from ProSource together with all the transition pieces and installation adhesive too. HSW Floors are able to pick up and deliver your engineered flooring and install it in accordance with manufacturers guidelines.
Our clients favorite choice is, by far, a solid red oad hardwood flooring, installed by HSW Floors and finished on site with a hand scraped texture and then triple sealed with 3 applications of a water based polyurethane. On the first floor, a plywood subflooring and layers of vapor barrier usually need to be installed below a solid hardwood floor. HSW Floors supplies all services which are needed to complete the project including flooring removal, baseboard removal and installation, baseboard painting, exterior and interior door adjustments, and shoe mould.