Baltimore MD hardwood flooring store
The Natural Beauty of Hardwood
When it comes to natural beauty it's hard to beat the look
and warmth of a real hardwood flooring. Like most floor covering products
hardwood flooring has changed dramatically over the past few years and we
carry all the latest hardwood styles in our showroom.
Mohawk Hardwood Floors offer handcrafted beauty and
exceptional quality by using the finest hardwoods and the exclusive CrystalShield™ finish.
Bruce Hardwood Floors offer warmth and beauty
to your home. Hardwood floors add value to your home, are easy to take care
of and clean, as well as being natural and safe for the environment.
Stop in to see fine hardwood flooring from these manufacturers
Hardwood Floors - are a solid piece of hardwood
cut into wood planks that are generally 3/4" thick.
(Above ground level areas only, not recommended for concrete
Hardwood Floors - are several plies of wood that a glued
and laminated together to form a wood plank. They range in thickness
from 1/4" to just over a half inch. (Can be installed almost
anywhere in the home, including over dry concrete slabs.)
Hardwood Floors - are really an engineered construction
but are much longer and wider. The top layer of a longstrip plank
generally has 2-3 rows of thin hardwood strips spliced together to
form a solid surface. This gives the appearance of having 2-3 planks
locked together, but it is really just one board. Longstrip planks
can be glued-down, stapled or floated over a wide variety of sub-floors
and installed in almost any area of the home. This includes installing
over dry concrete slabs.
- Exotic Hardwood Floors - are used to described hardwood
species from around the World. these hardwoods are not found in North
America and come from Australia, Africa, Brazil and the Far East. Exotic
hardwoods offer unique wood graining and colorations. Most exotic floors
are available in engineered wood construction but some are available in
solid hardwood planks as well.
installed it is extremely difficult to tell these different wood
flooring construction types apart. Both the engineered and the longstrip
have several thin layers (plies) of wood that are glued together. By gluing
the plies together you get better dimensional stability within the plank
itself, which allows these floors to be used on job sites that have a higher
percentage of moisture content than normal. This includes basements and
over concrete slabs where solid strip wood floors are considered off limits.
Another choice you have to make is whether to want a pre-finished or an
unfinished hardwood floor that has to be finished in your home.
The pre-finished floors offer a wider variety of wood species and saves
hours of labor and cleanup. While the unfinished wood floors allow you to
have a really custom, job-site finish and a completely smooth, uniform surface.
You also get an extended factory finish warranty with pre-finished floors,
but not with most job-site finished flooring.