Home Remodeling

What to Look for When Selecting Wood Flooring

Part One

There are many options when it comes to wood flooring and it is often difficult for the average consumer to decide what options are best for their needs.  A quality design build contractor like Houston Remodeling will sit down with you and discuss which options best suit your home remodeling project.

The first part of our series on selecting wood flooring will discuss the differences between the two most common types: solid and engineered.

Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered

Solid hardwood flooring is composed of real hardwood boards that are nailed or stapled over a wood subfloor or nailed to screed boards set in tar over concrete.  Solid wood flooring can be re-sanded usually 4-5 times in its average 100 plus year lifespan for a fresh new look.

Engineered wood flooring is composed of real hardwood over an engineered plywood base. This type of flooring can be glued down over concrete or a recommended wood subfloor. Engineered wood flooring is the same solid wood flooring of the same species but is less susceptible to warping and cupping. It has the same durability for high traffic commercial use (i.e. hotels, shopping centers, etc.) and perfect for residential applications as well.

Houston Remodeling offers both solid and engineered wood flooring through our trusted supplier, Mirage Floors.  Mirage also has a third option of wood flooring that they call “Lock”.  This is constructed with real hardwood boards and high density fiber core.  The boards essentially “lock” into place.  We offer this wood flooring option as well.

Unlike many remodeling contractors who conduct their consultations over the phone or at their office, Houston Remodeling will sit down with you and conduct a personal on-site consultation.  We bring flooring samples, discuss options and help you choose the best wood flooring for your home remodeling project.  Give us a call today!

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