The carpeting industry provides several options in carpeting such as tiles and vinyl. However, hardwood flooring Niagara Falls seems to be the favorite of many home owners. Hardwood floors provide complete warmth and add beauty to homes. There are two types of hardwood floors and the difference is brought about by their features. They include solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring.
Michael’s Flooring Company provides hardwood flooring Niagara Falls to home owners according to their needs and preferences. Hardwood boards can be bought in their unfinished state then the installer applies the finish or they can be bought in their finished state. Either way, flooring boards have to be finished to protect the wood.
Solid wood flooring
Solid wood flooring consists of wood planks that are made from one type of wood. Most home owners prefer the traditional oak or maple wood. Solid wood flooring boards come in form of thin strips, wide planks and parquet squares. This type of flooring can be installed on grade or above. Pre-finished planks tend to be a bit more expensive and they come in thin planks that make it easy to transition from one room to the next. One of the best factors about solid wood flooring is that it can be sanded and refinished several times when the need arises.
Engineered wood flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring Niagara Falls stays true to its name. This flooring is industrially manufactured, in that several layers of wood are stacked and joint together. The layers of wood can be of one species or different species. Three or four layers of wood are glued together and the top-most layer is usually solid wood. The layers used can be made from either softwood or hardwood but the top layer has to be a solid hardwood species. Engineered flooring has more dimensional stability due to the incorporation of different layers that are firmly held in place.
Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed on grade, above or below. However, it cannot be sanded and refinished as many times as solid wood flooring. To ensure the floor can be sanded a few times, the top solid wood is usually made to be 1/8 inch thick. Engineered flooring is extremely easy to install.
Advantages of hardwood flooring Niagara Falls
Michael’s Flooring Company advises on hardwood flooring installation due to the numerous advantages it has to offer.
· The first benefit of hardwood flooring is that it adds natural beauty to a home since the wood’s natural appearance is maintained.
· Hardwood floors are easy to clean since they do not accumulate dirt or hold stains.
· Hardwood species are extremely durable due to their high quality. Upon installation, they can serve a home for several years without any repairs or replacements.
· Hardwood floors require minimal maintenance in terms of sanding and refinishing which is usually done after several years.
· Hardwood flooring provides warmth to homes since wood is a good insulating material.
Hardwood flooring Niagara Falls is best done by professionals and Michael’s Flooring Company offers the best services in the industry. Their experience and expertise assures clients of quality results.