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Mar 5


Because it is the foundation for everything else in your home, flooring is an essential part of interior design projects. It can take homeowners and interior designers quite a while to decide on the right flooring. It is not enough to choose the right flooring type and material. You also need to consider how durable it will be.


Hardwood flooring is popular among homeowners because it is durable, functional, and has aesthetic value. Hardwood floors that are durable and can withstand any wear and tear are the best.

It is exciting to think about installing hardwood floors in your home. Hardwood flooring is elegant and adds warmth and value to your home. Hardwood floors are available in a variety of styles and shades.

To ensure the best results for your room, there are a few things you need to do before you begin the hardwood refinishing or installation process. You need to determine which color hardwood flooring will best match your home's interiors and which installation method is most cost-effective for you.

This article will help you choose the right hardwood flooring for your home. To help you make informed choices, we will also discuss the most popular hardwood floorings.

Types of Hardwood Floors

Maple, cherry flooring, oak flooring, and maple flooring are some of the most popular hardwood floorings. Other hardwood species include mahogany, walnut, mahogany, and hickory as well as ash.

There are two main types of hardwood floors: engineered and solid. The engineered hardwood floor is more durable than the traditional one and comes with sturdy wooden boards. However, the engineered hardwood flooring offers a more authentic look because it uses more cost-effective methods to apply the hardwood species.

  • Solid Hardwood Flooring - Solid hardwood flooring is made from one piece of wood and can cost around $5 per square foot.

There are many benefits to solid hardwood flooring. They can be refinished as many times as needed. They are made from one piece of thick wood and are therefore more durable.

After proper positioning, solid hardwood floors can be placed on top of a wooden underfloor. Each board is then nailed to the subfloor. Hardwood floors are not suitable for concrete bases because they require a lot of nailing.

  • Engineered Wood Flooring: Engineered wood flooring is composed of several thin layers of hardwood that are made up of polymers, resin, and compressed wood. The top layer is made from real hardwood. The cost of engineered hardwood flooring is lower than solid hardwood floors at $3 to $4 per square foot.

Engineered hardwood floors have the advantage of being able to be installed on almost any subfloor, including concrete, wood, linoleum, and tiles.

They are instead grooved along the sides of different planks and then are snapped together with their underlayers to secure the fit. It can be paired with any type of layer without worrying about loose fittings or detachments.

The polymer and resin layers underneath the hardwood top layers can withstand high humidity levels. This prevents any swelling, cupping, or warping. Engineered hardwood floors have adequate expansion spaces around their edges to prevent any swelling or gaps. These floors will remain flat even if they expand.

Engineered hardwood floors do not require finishing after installation. They always come with high-quality finishings. This makes them a smarter and more economical choice.

There are two types of hardwood flooring finishes: finished and unfinished.

  • Unfinished Hardwood Flooring. Solid hardwood flooring is traditionally installed unfinished. The installer would then take the extra steps to finish it after installation. Solid hardwood finishing involves sanding and applying stains to give it a durable look.

Unfinished hardwood floors are easy to install because they are sanded immediately after installation. This removes any differences in board height. You can also apply the desired shade to your hardwood floors by using a custom-mixed stain that you can purchase at a paint shop.

  • Prefinished Hardwood FlooringToday hardwood floors can also be purchased in prefinished products. The installer just needs to place the floor firmly on top of a sublayer. In this case, no additional finishing is necessary. Installing a hardwood floor finished in this way takes less time than installing one unfinished.

Prefinished hardwood floorings can be purchased in many colors and don't require any special finishing or staining. Prefinished hardwood floorings are more expensive than unfinished, but the installation cost is much less.

Prefinished hardwood floorings can be very affordable if you find the right dealer in San Diego. Prefinished hardwood floors are also less likely to be exposed to harmful fumes, dust, and grime, so you'll save some money on cleaning stubborn corners.

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