Hardwood flooring continues to be one of the most popular floor coverings on the market today. Homeowners know that it lends a classic elegance and timeless beauty to any room it’s installed in. Additionally, it’s likely to be the last floor you’ll ever have to have installed, because its lifespan far outreaches that of other flooring materials.
At Total Hardwood Flooring Services, we know that your flooring is one of the most important aspects of your home. That’s why it’s just as important that you be completely satisfied. We serve the areas of San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Mountain View, San Mateo, Redwood City and the South Bay area, with a showroom located in San Jose, CA. We invite you to stop by to speak with a flooring professional about your own specific needs, as we’d love to serve you as well.
One of the most important things you’ll need to decide upon in wood floors is the species. This will depend upon the type of traffic your home normally sees, as higher traffic areas will need a species that is dense, hard and stands up well to every day wear and tear. Softer species are used for rooms where the traffic thresholds are lower, such as bedrooms and studies.
Different species can also have different natural colorations and hold stains differently as well. You might also find some species are more prone to contraction and expansion. Exotic species are generally harder than domestic species.
When it comes to hardwood flooring, solid wood isn’t your only option. Of course, it is preferred, and will last longer than engineered wood. However, there are simply some places solid wood can’t be placed, such as in basements. Engineered can, because it doesn’t expand and contract due to humidity and temperature changes. Engineered flooring can even be refinished if the wood veneer is thick enough.