Hardwood Floors Types

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Unfinished and Factory Finished Wood Flooring

All wood floors require finish. This is a protective coat that seals the floor against every day wear.

With unfinished wood flooring, your installer will sand the wood and apply the finish on the job site. This is the best option if you are looking for a specific color or need to match existing flooring.

With factory-finished wood flooring, the finish is applied at the manufacturer facility. These floors require less time to install because the sanding and finishing process has already happened. The floors are ready to walk on immediately following the installation.

Talk to your installer or retailer about which option best suits your lifestyle and needs.

Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is a solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The thickness varies from ¾” to 5/16”. Solid wood flooring can be installed above or on grade, and can be sanded and refinished several times during its service life.

Engineered wood floors are real wood floors made using multiple wood or wood composite veneers. The veneers can be the same or different species. The grain of each veneer runs in different directions, which increases its stability. This means the wood will resist expanding and contracting during fluctuations in humidity and temperature. This type of flooring sometimes can be sanded and refinished, depending on the thickness of its top layer. Engineered wood flooring can be installed above, on or below grade.

How to keep your hardwood floors clean

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6 Simple Steps To Keep Your Hardwood FloorsLooking Good:

  1. Take your shoes off!
  2. Next, make sure to get rid of dirt and grime with vacuum or dust mop before you attempt to wash a wood floor.
  3. For occasional deep cleaning (dirt, oil, and grime will build up over time), the best solution for cleaning wood floors is a half cup of white vinegar mixed with one gallon of warm water.
  4. Please do not use wax
  5. Please do not use hard plastic nose attachment for your vacuum.
  6. Please make sure your housekeeper or house cleaners use products that will not temporary clean but later leave you with a destroyed finish floor
  7. New Finish on prefinished hardwood floors
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Clean with a brand new clear coat satin finish

Hardwood Floors clean with a new finish clear coat