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Here’s why you’ll choose hardwood

Hardwood floors have, for centuries, set the standard when it comes to aesthetics. They are warm, elegant, and classic, never going out of style and even increasing home values. They are easy to care for and can serve as a backdrop or focal point, especially with all the gorgeous undertones and quirky knots, grains, and swirls.

Wood floors last for decades and, since there are few, if any, replacement costs, it makes them reasonably priced. Here are some reasons why you'd want it in your house.

First, know the two kinds of hardwood

Solid is, as it implies, is one thick slab throughout the floor, and while engineered wood flooring is similar in appearance, it has a different construction that makes a big difference in performance. At the top of an engineered hardwood floor is a slice of genuine wood.

This is your species of choice, and, like solid, it has undertones, knots, grains, and swirls. However, underneath are three or more genuine wood layers but, this time, combined with a little resin. These layers are placed in a crosswise position, giving them a better ability to handle water and humidity.

As a result, engineered floors can be installed in any grade level, such as the basement, and over a concrete subfloor known for dampness. Just like solid, it can be sanded and refinished and adds value to a property. They are taking a significant share of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to those who want both beauty and practicality.

Other reasons to want wood floors

  • Distinct beauty: Every plank, board, or strip is a natural artwork with one-of-a-kind patterns and colors. Many species, both domestic and exotics, each with its grain, color, and characteristics, are available options.
  • Natural personality: Over time, wood will change with subtle color shadings and small scratches, nicks, and dents. These only add to the floor's character, and when it looks like there are too many scratches, all that’s needed is a refinishing to bring them back to their original luster. The quirky knots, grains, and swirls can even become a focal point or backdrop of sorts.

Solid wood floors are installed as a tongue and groove then nailed down, while engineered hardwood flooring offers an additional technique: the floating floor, which is click, mat and hover. Whichever you decide, you can always be assured of our quality craftsman-like installations. Visit the Wholesale Flooring Services showroom in Kent, WA to inspiration, information and a free hardwood flooring quote, especially if you live in or near [cms:city1]], Des Moines, WA, Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA, Bellevue, WA, Auburn, WA, Kirkland, WA, Renton, WA, Bonney Lake, WA || Puyallup, WA.