Hardwood

Elegant. Tradition. Adaptable.

We are your Columbia Md hardwood floor installation specialists

Since colonial days, hardwood flooring has been prized for its color, grain and lasting beauty.

Rich in appeal, hardwood flooring enhances virtually any decor style with its sense of natural strength and its variety of finishes. Casual or formal, modern or classic, hardwood flooring is right at home in any home. Generally, there two types of hardwood flooring— solid or engineered. Whether it’s a strip or plank, solid hardwood flooring is a single piece of wood, which can easily be customized and can be re-sanded to change finishes. Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, is made of 3 to 5 layers laminated together with grains running at different angles. While engineered hardwood looks like solid hardwood, it is actually more structurally stable and can be used anywhere, even places like basements where moisture may be an issue.

Hardwood flooring requires minimal care to maintain its good looks. Simply vacuum regularly and wipe weekly with a damp mop.

Types of Wood

To choose the right hardwood for your home it is helpful to understand the type of wood that will suit your design and lifestyle needs best. The hardness of the wood you choose is an important aspect of your decision. We recommend using the Janka Rating System to quickly understand the relative hardness of the different woods you’re considering.

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Brands

We display a large selection of hardwood flooring, including Armstrong, Anderson, Biltmore, Hanover Hills, Bruce, BR-111 and more!

Recommendations

While you can add an elegant appeal to most any room with the rich, traditional color and texture of hardwood flooring, there are some guidelines to follow in deciding which type of hardwood floor to select or whether to choose hardwood at all.

Since colonial times, solid hardwood has been a preferred choice for enhancing formal rooms and hallways with a beautiful, inviting ambiance. It’s also an excellent choice for areas where you may want to change looks at a future date, since it can be sanded and refinished to meet changing tastes.

However, solid hardwood is not recommended for installation below grade (basements) or in rooms where excess moisture is present, such as baths, saunas, and enclosed porches. It also tends to scratch easier than engineered hardwoods, so careful consideration should be given to use with large pets.

Engineered hardwood is a perfect alternative virtually any place solid hardwood is used, except where you might want to change the look since engineered hardwood generally cannot be sanded and refinished. In addition, engineered hardwood is especially recommended for use below grade in basements and other areas where scratch resistance and added longevity are important.

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