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Hardwood Flooring Options

page4-img3You may be contemplating on what type of flooring you should choose for your home and office, laminate floors or hardwood floors. Though both types of flooring look the same, it is still more advantageous to go for the real thing. Though it may be more costly, nothing beats the quality, durability and life expectancy of hardwood floors against man-made laminate floors. To find the best hardwood flooring in Georgia, the company to look for is Gwinnett Carpet and Flooring.

They offer the best flooring installations, refinishing, and repair services. They can help you choose the best flooring options for your home or office to make it look really neat and elegant.

You will have the option to choose from solid or engineered wood floors, unfinished or prefinished hardwood floors, or flat finished wood floors. To better understand each option, this article will provide you a short description to better identify each type from the others.

Engineered Wood Floors
Engineered wood flooring is made of a plank that consists of 2 or more layers of wood, wherein the top layer is a prefinished wood and the lower layers are composed of plywood or solid wood. These layers of wood are carefully bonded together. This type of hardwood has high stability even with the season’s changing humidity and temperature. It is also resilient to twisting or warping.

Solid Wood Floors
This is your choice if you are an eco-friendly person. It is made from a single piece of timber and is 100% natural wood product. Solid wood floors however are sensitive to moisture and humidity. So if the temperature and humidity is not maintained at a normal level, then it is likely for the solid hardwood flooring to expand or contract causing wood floor gaps and movements.

Prefinished Hardwood Floors
These solid wood planks are manufactured from a single piece of wood. The two most popular categories for the wood’s modern finishes are oil or polyurethane finish.
An Oil finish penetrates and soaks into the wood's surface. Because it penetrates the wood, it leaves the natural wood grain visible and it also slightly darkens or changes the natural wood color. Oil finishes are not glossy but it leaves a polished look on the bare wood.
Polyurethane finish covers the wood surface and does not penetrate the wood. It covers the natural wood grain and leaves a shiny look to the surface of the wood floor.

Unfinished Hardwood Floors
This keeps the natural bare look of the wood. Its advantage is that it can be custom colored and custom stained to match existing colors and design of the house. Many options for wood planks width and wood species are only available as unfinished hardwood.

Flat Finished Hardwood Floors
This makes use of a low sheen or matte polyurethane finish. The hardwood floors have a non-reflective surface making footprints or dust barely noticeable.

Click and Lock Hardwood Floors
This is a type of engineered solid wood that does not need glue or nails to install. The wood planks are clicked together and this is also called the floating floor style. Click and Lock hardwood flooring responds to humidity and temperature. The wood expands or contracts causing gaps on the wood flooring resulting for it to squeak or buckle.

These are just some of your hardwood flooring options. To learn more about hardwood floors you can check the retail store and showroom of Gwinett Carpet and Flooring in Lilburn, Georgia. You’d be able to choose from a wide selection of floorings from giant carpet and flooring companies like Mohawk, Shaw, and Mannington to name a few. You’ll also be guaranteed excellent and high quality service with the best price offering in all of Metro Atlanta.

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