We expertly install wood flooring using brands such as Bruce, Shaw, Mohawk, Paramount, Mullican, Hallmark, Casabella, and Epic.
Hardwood has been a quintessential building material for homes for thousands of years, from early rough hewn planks to the amazing variety that graces homes around the world today.
Each hardwood floor tells a story through its unique combination of diverse shades, curving grain designs and distinct textures - all the fluidity united in warmth and vivacity that's the very essence of nature.
What are the latest trends in hardwood flooring?
Hardwood and exotic woods are the hottest materials in flooring today. Oak is still the most popular of the hardwood species. For new construction and floor renovation, traditional favorites such as birch, maple, cherry and walnut are commonly used. For these conventional hardwood floors, many consumers now desire wider planks than the customary 2" or 2 1/2" wide planks to achieve a more casual look. In addition to standards such as oak, exotic cousins are quickly coming to the forefront of the hardwood scene. Some of the exceptional varieties gaining popularity right now are Brazilian Cherry, Cork, and Bamboo.
Technically a grass, bamboo is considered a wood due to its hardness. It has become very popular with environmentally conscious consumers due to its rapid regrowth. Often grown just for flooring and furniture, bamboo is an easily and quickly renewable resource. In the past flooring options such as bamboo were primarily used by interior designers and architects for its visual appeal. As more homeowners seek to create healthy homes that minimize impact on the environment, the use of natural and recycled woods continues to grow. 'Green' conscious buyers like that natural woods such as bamboo can be easily replenished without depleting our natural resources. Practical consumers like the fact that it's as hard as oak, and harder than cherry and walnut. Design conscious customers enjoy its exotic and versatile style. There's not much not to love!
Why Choose Wood Flooring?
Wood flooring adds value to your residence when it's time sell your home, not to mention it's a lifetime product. They increase in value as your home does. Hardwood floor products are one of the most sought after hard surface flooring in remolding and new home construction.
Easy to Maintain
Routine maintenance is a little more than simple sweeping and vacuuming, always making sure your hardwood floors are protected from moisture and heavy furniture which may create scratches. Preventive maintenance like area rugs, floor protectors, and routine maintenance with proper hardwood floor cleaner should always be exercised.
Wood floors come from a natural resource that is sustainable. Long gone are the days when timber was cut down with little thought for the long-term consequences on the nation's forests. Today, most timber is cut from forests that are carefully managed to ensure continued resources in the future. In fact, according to U.S. Forest Service statistics, almost twice as much hardwood timber is added every year through new growth that is harvested. Additionally, there is more standing hardwood timber today than there was 50 years ago. We can all appreciate that!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that indoor air quality is one of our top health threats. Installed in the home or elsewhere, wood floors help contribute to a healthy living environment. Hard surface flooring such as hardwood floors does not rap or harbor dust mites or molds. That creates better air quality for all those in the household, but especially for the estimated 35 million Americans who suffer from allergies. The hard surface of wood floors also helps avoid artificial substances such as pesticides that can accumulate on some other floor coverings.
Selection and Variety
With today's technologically advanced manufacturing, stains and finishes, hardwood floors come in many sizes, styles, colors, finishes and species. These many choices can compliment any home or office with style and a beautiful product that can last a lifetime