If you are ready to redo your floors, nothing beats the elegance, warmth and beauty of hardwood. As you shop, you will notice two distinct types of flooring: engineered and solid hardwood. Both types are wood and offer numerous looks and colors, but there are some distinct differences between the two that you will want to consider.
Robar Flooring offers solid and engineered hardwood flooring for residential customers. If you want to install new hardwood, our experts can help you pick out the perfect style today.
Solid hardwood is milled from a single piece of real hardwood - oak, cherry, etc. It is then covered with a protective layer that keeps its sheen and helps make it more water resistant. The wood is typically three-quarters of an inch in thickness, which allows it to be refinished numerous times throughout its lifespan. Some benefits to using solid hardwood in your home include:
There are some drawbacks to solid hardwood floors as well, which include:
Engineered hardwood is constructed from multiple layers of real wood and have a solid wood layer on top. Below the top layer there is an inner core made up of high-density fiberboard layers and the bottom features a hardwood backing. Engineered floors offer numerous advantages including:
There are some drawbacks to engineered hardwood flooring as well, including:
Robar Flooring carries both engineered and solid hardwood flooring. Both offer exceptional beauty and value for your home and can be installed by our professional installers.
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Samples of hardwood flooring installation
There are many options and possibilities when it comes to hardwood flooring installation. Few of the most common types include:
All of the above are either nailed or glued down on top of existing sub-floor. In condominiums or commercial properties where sub-floor consists of concrete, plywood is applied on top of the slab in order to allow for nailing of the floor. All glued down floors can be directly applied on top of the concrete. See diagrams below outlining different floor types, installation techniques as well as examples of transition and finishing trims commonly used.