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Hard Facts to Consider About Hardwood Flooring

After visiting a friend’s house, a hotel, office, etc, you were impressed by their wooden floor and decided to use the same in your house. After all, who does not love a beautiful house? The decision might be easy to make but it takes a lot more to achieve admirable hardwood flooring. It is not just a matter of picking wood and having planks nailed on the floor. You have to think about colors, sizes, quality, treatment, and much more. Here is a guide that will make your work easier and admirable.
  • Engineered Vs Solid Wood
Traditional floors were made from thick planks directly from timber. Today, companies have improved the wood through treatment and addition of ply beneath a layer of hardwood. This engineering reduces the size of wood use, the price and makes provision for expansion and contraction as seasons change. By restricting movement, the appearance of your entire floor is maintained. The grain feel of hardwood is maintained even with engineering. The challenge with engineered floors is that it reduces the possibility of future finishing since the top layer is sometimes too thin.
  • Site Finishing or Prefinished
Site hardwood flooring finishing means that you get raw planks that are polished after installation. With prefinished wood, you have the advantage of knowing the exact product you get. This avoids the shocks and disappointments of selecting an image only for the artisan to deliver something different. It takes less time to install the prefabricated wood since much of the work has already been done. The need to apply sealants or colors is eliminated.
However, on site finishing allows you to achieve your envisioned customized look. This means more control over the sheen and stain on your wood. Site finished planks are also relatively smother than prefinished. It is also possible to make modifications like sizes and thickness without destroying the plank unlike prefinished which could easily be damaged.


Carpet Express is a distributor of a wide variety of carpets and rugs, offering latest designs in residential and commercial flooring. The company offers residential carpets in a variety of styles and colors, such as textured, plush, berber, grass and frieze. The firm also provides hardwood in variety of colors, such as fawn, dune, seashell, cherry, saddle, butterscotch, spice, winter white, gunstock and natural. Shop online today at or call 800-922-5582 to speak to a sales representative.

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