Whether you want solid hardwood through and through or a wood top and backing with a strong, stable core, our range of species styles will be durable and stylish in any room.
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Beneath its protective finish, solid hardwood flooring is exactly that: solid hardwood through and through.
Solid hardwood floors tend to be the most sought-after floors. They’re known for durability and timeless beauty, but can also be visually versatile. You can keep a look for life, or on many of our floors sand and refinish again and again. Solid hardwood can be used in almost any room in your home that isn’t prone to moisture. So, it’s best to avoid it in basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms and mudrooms.
A big benefit of solid hardwood is that it will always be on-trend. Most solid 3/4" construction can be sanded and refinished multiple times. No floor removal is necessary.
Installation of Solid Hardwood
Solid hardwood or flooring installation requires nailing or stapling planks to a wooden subfloor after a period of acclimation. This method of installation can be challenging but our expert installers will provide top notch results that will leave you ecstatic with the results.
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Engineered Hardwood Flooring
A wood top and backing with a strong, stable core
Engineered wood flooring has a layered structure: wood top and backing with a strong, stable core made from cross layers of pressed plywood. This structure makes engineered wood flooring a great choice for basements, over concrete subfloors and over radiant heating systems. Depending on top layer thickness, some engineered floors can be sanded and refinished.
A big benefit of solid hardwood is that it will always be on-trend. Most solid 3/4" construction can be sanded and refinished multiple times. No floor removal is necessary. Most engineered wood can be sanded and refinished several times throughout the life of the floor. Other things to keep in mind regarding the durability of engineered wood flooring:
- Engineered hardwood can be installed in challenging spaces.
- The structure makes it a versatile hardwood option for areas where humidity and temperature could be a concern — like basements — or over concrete slab or radiant heating systems. However, we still do not recommend installing engineered floors in laundry rooms or bathrooms.
- It’s scratch and dent resistance differs among wood species.
- The top layer of engineered flooring is wood, so hardness depends on the species. Oak, Maple and Hickory are naturally harder, so they resist dents, scratches and other signs of wear better than softer woods like Birch, Cherry and Walnut.
- With engineered hardwood floors, you have the option to create upscale and on-trend looks with wide and mixed-width planks, up to 7 1/2”. Wide-width flooring showcases the wood grain’s natural beauty and can make expansive rooms feel cozier. Mixed-width designs are reminiscent of early-American craftsmanship, a style that’s popular amongst our shoppers.
Both solid hardwood and engineered wood are available in a variety of wood species. You won’t find every type of wood in every color or style, so if you have a species preference, start your search there. There are two ways species could play into your final floor-buying decision-making:
- Visual factor. Natural wood characteristics vary depending on which species you select, giving you plenty of stylish options to choose from
- Durability. Harder wood species, such as Oak, Maple and Hickory, are more resistant to dents and scratches than softer species like Walnut, Birch and Cherry.
Color & Style
Color and style have a major impact on your finished project. With endless design options, figuring out which features are most important to you will help guide your decision. As you narrow down your search, consider the following:
- Color. Select from a spectrum of colors, tones and even multi-tonal designs to coordinate with any style.
- Texture. Choose between smooth traditional hardwood, distressed-look hardwood, or something in between.
- Gloss. High gloss floors present a polished style, but don’t hide scratches as well. Low gloss floors provide a more natural look while showing less wear.
- Character. The natural character of hardwood varies between species and collections. Some collections have more even-looking planks that create a uniform look on the overall floor. Other collections are full of character, with plank-to-plank variations in color, streaks and filled knots and splits.
- Plank Width. Hardwood planks range in width from strips less than 3” to ultra-wide planks up to 7-1/2”. Width affects the cost of your floors (narrower is typically less expensive), how open or cozy a room feels (wider feels more open), or the overall style (narrow planks are more traditional).
- Edge Detail. How plank ends and edges are finished affects the level of visual emphasis placed on each board. Micro-beveled provides subtle definition, square looks seamless from board to board, and scraped edges make individual planks stand out more, for a rustic look.