Types of Flooring
Custom Hardwood Flooring
|RED OAK - Select Grade||2-1/4”||(SR)|
|RED OAK - #1 Common||2-1/4”||(1C)|
|WHITE OAK - Select Grade||2-1/4”||(SW)|
|RED OAK - Select Grade||3-1/4”||(4SR)|
|WHITE OAK - Select Grade||3-1/4”||(4SW)|
|Tongue & Groove - Square Edge||1” x 4”||(14FF)|
|Tongue & Groove - Square Edge||5/4” x 4”||(544FF)|
|Fir Stair Tread||5/4” x 12”||(12FTR)|
|Tongue & Groove - Square Edge||1” x 4”||(4YPF)|
|Tongue & Groove - Square Edge||1” x 6”||(6YPF)|
|Tongue & Groove - Square Edge||1” x 8”||(8YPF)|
|Tongue & Groove - Square Edge||1” x 10”||(10YPF)|
There are so many options of finishes, species, and board widths that you’re sure to find flooring that complements the décor of any room. For instance, highly defined grains and wide planks with a distressed finish give a rustic look, a fine-grained narrow plank floor with a clear semi-gloss finish may better fit a traditional interior, and mellow pine flooring or a whitewashed finish may be perfect for a Cape Cod or contemporary style home. You’ll also want to consider the amount of light the room receives. For a harmonious look, take the colors, grain, and finishes of cabinets and trim into account as well.
Pre-finished flooring has factory-applied sealant, which ensures a consistent finish. Unfinished flooring is sanded and finished on site, which prevents dirt and moisture from penetrating the seams between boards. Another consideration is maintenance: oil-rubbed or wire-brushed finishes, for example, can help hide wear and tear.
The harder the wood, the more durable it is. Red or white oak are the most common species used in wood flooring. Hickory and maple, which are harder than oak, and the somewhat softer walnut are also popular. Some exotic woods like Brazilian cherry or acacia are extremely hard but can be quite expensive.
Plywood subflooring supports solid hardwood as well as engineered wood; particleboard subflooring needs to be covered with plywood before installing the new floor. With concrete slab subflooring, engineered wood flooring is required unless plywood is installed over the concrete.