Solid hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring Hardwood flooring is the real thing when it comes to wooden floors. First Class Wood Flooring can help you with engineered hardwood flooring solutions in Bay Shore NY, Millers Place NY or Stony Brook. Engineered hardwood flooring is simply hardwood with a protective veneer top layer. Wood products are popular because of their natural beauty and richness. Hardwoods are deciduous trees and there are hundreds of varieties that grow in forests across North America. These include oak, maple teak, hickory, cherry, ash and so on. Walnut, oak, maple and hickory are popular species.
Hardwoods can be crafted into durable and attractive flooring, cabinetry and furniture products. Not all hardwoods ate strong enough or durable enough for flooring applications. Each species has unique markings, color shades, textures and grain patterns. This offers consumers a wide choice when it comes to hardwood styles and designs. Hardwood flooring can either be solid or engineered. It is a solid piece of wood from top to bottom. Solid wood flooring should only be installed in rooms that are above grade. Solid wood floors can be sanded and refinished several times. They are suitable for living rooms, studies, bedrooms, dining rooms and similar.
Engineered hardwood flooring is made from different layers of hardwood veneers and a protective layer. This type of hardwood flooring can also be used for below grade applications such as basements. Engineered hardwood can be installed over a subfloor such as wood or concrete. Engineered floors can be refinished but not as many times as solid hardwood. Which species of hardwood flooring is a matter of taste and budget. For example, ash and maple are lighter in color and texture and make a room seem more open and airy. Medium woods such as oak or hickory have a warmer and more cosy feel.
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