Homeowners or commercial building owners do not need to confine themselves to wood flooring companies in their search for new wood flooring. Many carpet and flooring companies such as American Carpet Distributors also carry high-quality wood flooring. Hardwood flooring in Chicago is available at most quality floor distributors. The important part about purchasing hardwood flooring is the expert installation. The most expensive wood floor will not be pleasing if it is badly installed and finished poorly.
Why Choose Wood?
Wood is a popular flooring choice because of its warm, rich look and its durability. Solid wood floors can be sanded and refinished multiple times. Engineered wood floors can often be refinished at least once. Wood floors last for decades rather than a few years. If a person wants more color or warmth, they can use an area rug on top of the wood flooring.
Wood Floor Types
Thousands of homeowners choose wood flooring for new homes being built. The best time to get new solid hardwood flooring is when a home is being built before the family is in residence. Solid wood flooring is 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. Then, most solid wood floors are installed in new homes as unfinished boards and are sanded, stained, and finished. This provides a beautiful and durable flooring that will last for decades. Solid hardwood flooring in Chicago is nailed together as it is installed.
If people are wanting wood flooring in an existing home, they can purchase engineered wood flooring that still comes in boards and is still real wood but is thinner and easier to add to existing homes. It is also pre finished. Engineered wood has a plywood or other engineered wood core with a thin layer of real wood bonded to it. The wood is then given a stain and a very strong finish coat. This floor can be nailed or glued together and to the floor.
The easiest to install and the least expensive wood floor look is laminated flooring. This floor still comes in board form but contains no real wood. It has an engineered wood base, then a layer of wood photo paper, then a strong vinyl or plastic layer. Everything is laminated together and the boards are given an edge shape that clicks together to form the floor.
Good flooring companies have many wood floor choices and expert installers available. For more information, go to the website.