The angle at which a board of solid hardwood is cut, or how the veneer for engineered flooring is cut, effects how the finished product looks, performs, and how much it costs. Knowing your options will help you to make the most informed decision for your home. Solid Hardwood Flooring Solid wood flooring is either
The building industry has undergone significant changes in recent years in reaction to concerns about the environment and health. California is the nation’s pioneer in introducing and enforcing stricter protective laws for building materials and codes, one of which is the Airborne Toxics Control Measure (ATCM). This measure provides standard formaldehyde emissions ratings for all
Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring: Facts & Misconceptions
Many consumers are under the impression that solid hardwood flooring is superior to engineered hardwood flooring and may even refuse to consider engineered flooring for their home. Having spent 25 years as a flooring contractor and the past 4 years as a retailer of both engineered and solid hardwood flooring, I have found that there are a lot of misconceptions about both types of floors. I would like to share the following information and my experience so that you can make an educated decision about the best floor for your project.
To restore your hardwood floor’s original beauty and richness, refinishing is the best option. When it comes to refinishing a hardwood floor, you can enjoy the satisfaction of doing it yourself rather than hiring a professional. While refinishing a hardwood floor is hard work and a time consuming process, the good news is that the
It’s a fact, your hardwood floor is going to become scratched and dull through general wear and tear over time. It’s best to recoat your floor while it still looks good, prolonging the life of your floor and reducing the number of times it has to be refinished. Recoating will revitalize the shine and get
Combine economical heating with the beauty of hardwood flooring simply by installing hardwood floors over radiant heating. As a long-term economical investment, installing hardwood floors over radiant heating will enhance the value and aesthetics of your home and provide a warm, cozy and comfortable environment during cold winter months. Radiant heating is also a good
Deciding between pre-finished versus unfinished hardwood floors can be difficult. To start with, here are some basic definitions of what they each are: • Unfinished hardwood flooring is sanded, stained and finished on site. • Pre-finished engineered hardwood flooring has been engineered and finished at the factory, so it does not require any further treatment