wood floors

Product Facts: Wood Floors

There are many different types of wood floors, how do you  know which is right for you?

Lon Musolf Exotic Collection- Bolivian Rosewood

Lon Musolf Exotic Collection- Bolivian Rosewood (solid)

Here is the low-down on the most common types of wood flooring available:


Solid/ Site Finished:

  • Raw wood is sanded, stained (if required) and finished at the job site after it has been installed.
  • Will be flat and smooth (no beveled edges) like those you generally encounter with a prefinished floor.
  • Unlimited stain color options.
  • Can be screen coated or refinished to bring it back to looking new again.
  • Can be installed above grade only!
  • Plan on several days for installation, sand and finish.
  • There will be sanding dust and urethane odors.
  • Nail down installation only.

 

solid wood

Solid/ Pre-Finished:

  • Factory finished wood is ready to install, out of the box with no sanding or finishing required.
  • Most likely it will have beveled edges, not smooth and flat like the site-finished.
  • Can be screen coated or refinished to bring it back to looking new again.
  • Can be installed above grade only!
  • Installation takes less time due to no sanding or finishing.
  • Nail down installation only.

 

Eng wood

Engineered:

  • These floors are made up of a core of hardwood layers with a solid hardwood veneer finish.
  • Designed to provide greater dimensional stability, particularly where moisture or heat pose problems for solid floors.
  • Most likely it will have beveled edges.
  • Typically comes pre-finished.
  • Can be screen coated or refinished to bring it back to looking new again as per manufacturers specifications.
  • Can be installed on all grades.
  • Can be nailed, glued, or floated depending on the manufacturers/ product specifications.

 

Hopefully this helps clarify which wood floor is right for you and gives you a little insight on how to select your wood floor!

Please contact us for more information and we’d love to have you stop by our showroom to view the wide range of product options that are available.

 

 

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