Types of Wood Floors

Which wood floor is right for you?

Today, wood floors come in many varieties, colors, finishes, and styles.  But at a basic level, wood floors can be categorized in two different wood floor categories:

 

  • Prefinished Flooring

    • Solid

    • Engineered

    • Floating/Click

  • Unfinished Solid Wood Flooring

 

Prefinished Solid Wood Flooring

Why it may be right for your home

  • ¾” thick flooring strips coming in random lengths

  • Installs by nailing to subfloor

  • Quiet and solid

  • Easier and quicker to install than unfinished solid wood flooring

  • Very little installation dust and no sealing fumes

  • Can walk on immediately after installation

  • Durable factory finishes with varying finish warranties

  • Floating installations available with some products

  • Easy care

  • Allergy free

  • Eliminates dust

  • Borders and designs available

  • Comes in a wide variety of widths, wood species, colors, and styles

  • Can be refinished

  • Reduces household dust

 

Prefinished Engineered Wood Flooring

Why it may be right for your home:

  • Real wood veneer top layer for a beautiful natural look and feel of solid wood

  • Longevity - ability to refinish

  • Durable factory finishes with finish warranties

  • 3-ply or 5-ply: layers of wood pressed together, with grains running in different directions

  • Flooring stability makes it suitable for installation in basements or over concrete

  • Walk on immediately after installation

  • Installation options:  glue down or floating

  • Easy care

  • Allergy free

  • Reduces dust

  • Borders and designs available

  • Comes in a wide variety of widths, wood species, colors, and styles

  • Reduces household dust

 

Unfinished Solid Wood Flooring

Why it may be right for your home:

  • 3/4" thick (one piece of wood from top to bottom)

  • Nail to plywood subfloor

  • Sanded and finished on site

  • Wider variety of stains and finishes

  • Wider choices of woods, and styles

  • Can be refinished numerous times

  • Very solid and quiet

  • Wonderful feel

  • Smooth, no beveled edges

  • More personalization with borders, medallions, and corner treatments

  • Easy Care

  • Allergy free

  • Reduces household dust

 

Wondering which flooring option is best for you?

 

Stop by our 2000 SF showroom in Roseville, near the Rosedale Shopping Center in Roseville MN to view all of your wood floor options and discuss with our wood floor experts which wood flooring solution is right for your home.

 

Call Floors by Steve today for your
FREE in-home wood floor consultation and
FREE wood floor estimate.
651-639-8096

 

Call Us at 651-639-8096

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