Finding the best hardwood flooring

Wood floors are classic and will always be a popular choice among homeowners. They add glamour, elegance, and charm to any home and are versatile enough to work with any decor. Here are some tips from Broadway Flooring on finding the best hardwood flooring for you.

Choosing a hardwood flooring type

Explore engineered wood flooring because it is now taking a significant share of the wood flooring industry. These floors provide beauty and refinement but are also stable with a better ability to handle water. The construction makes it different; while solid is one thickness throughout, engineered is layered with the top being a slice of some species. This top layer, also called the veneer layer, gives it the glamorous undertones, knots, swirls, and grains we all seek in wooden flooring. Underneath are three or more layers of genuine wood combined with a bit of resin and placed in a crosswise position. As a result, it can be installed at any home grade level, including the basement, and offers an additional installation technique, the uncomplicated floating floor, which is clicked, mat, and hover. These floors can also be refinished, sanded, and add value to a property.

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Choose your hardwood species

There's more to it than just selecting a color. For instance, consider if you have any extra durability needs; just because something's labeled as hardwood doesn't mean they have the same strength levels. Also, do you want a domestic or exotic species? Domestics like oak, maple, hickory, ash are harvested within North America and tend to be warmer. In contrast, exotics, such as tigerwood, Brazilian cherry, ebony, are harvested in Brazil, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and Africa and are dark, dramatic, and hard.

Do you want factory or site finishing?

Factory finishing has a tougher coating because they can use a commercial-use product that requires strict controls. It also means you know right away what you are getting, so you can even start the coordination process before the floors are done, and, of course, you don't have to deal with odors or mess. Some, however, prefer site finishing because there's more variety, and they can better control sheen.

With a large inventory and a well-known reputation for the company’s superior installation team, Broadway Flooring can be considered your one-stop flooring source. For information about hardwood flooring or to learn more about our other products and services, and to get a free wood floor quote, visit our showroom in Bethpage, NY. We work with both homeowners and businesses in and around Bethpage, NY, Farmingdale, NY, Hicksville, NY, Levittown, NY, North Massapequa, NY, Old Bethpage, NY, Plainview, NY, South Farmingdale, NY && Ossett, NY.