Nearly everyone loves the look and warmth of real wood.
Wood flooring is one of the original floor materials. Hardwood flooring is considered a long-term purchase and once installed, rarely ever gets replaced or changed.
Although wood can scratch and dent it will stand up to countless years of traffic when it is maintained carefully. Even in the event of high wear and damage your hardwood can usually be repaired or refinished.
Hardwood flooring in general offers some very significant advantages to the property owner, from increasing the market value of the property, to the hypoallergenic benefits, and the sense of permanence which is delivered by the look and feel of hardwood flooring. Overall, this flooring option is very diverse in terms of style, cut, finish, and color. But, there remains several other factors to consider once you have given serious thought to whether hardwood flooring is the right choice for you.
One such choice is to decide if you want to install a solid hardwood floor, or maybe an engineered floor is a better option for you. This choice depends upon the kind of subfloor or if the floor is being installed over radiant heat. These issues are addressed as we proceed here.
Another matter you are no doubt interested in is the surface appearance of the hardwood itself. Do you want to have a smooth finish, or a more rustic look? If it's the rustic look, perhaps a hand-scraped hardwood floor would be attractive. This option offers a surface on which a craftsman has carefully sculpted the contours of the natural wood by scraping the surface of the hardwood. The result is a very stylish surface that also has a more "lived in" look. With all of these considerations, along with the colors offered by various species of hardwood and the various stains which are also available, hardwood flooring is an option that provides you considerable flexibility in terms of look and feel.
Because of the varied choices available to you, your goal of achieving a unique look to reflect your individual taste is readily at hand with hardwood flooring.
Hardwood Floors offer traditional handcrafted beauty and exceptional quality for virtually any room in the home. Today there are more styles of species of Hardwood Flooring than ever before. Whether you are looking for traditional pine, exotic wenge or trendy bamboo, solid or engineered Hardwood, you can be sure to find a colour or style to fit your taste.
Hardwood Floors naturally sustain warmth in your home and are easy to clean and maintain. Desirable and long lasting, Hardwood Flooring will immediately increase the comfort, style and resale value of your home.
Below are links to some of our most popular hardwood companies that we have grown to trust and are confident in the products they produce. These websites are invaluable for researching information about products, installation, warranties, cleaning/care and the many different styles that are available.