|Hardwood flooring has a classic beauty and works in almost any situation from a more traditional setting to
modern contemporary. This is a versatile flooring that can lend warmth and beauty to a room becoming a main focal
point or fade completely into the background to become an accent for different furnishings. Hardwood can also raise
the resale value of your home and creates a healthy environment, minimizing the risks of dust allergies. Come in and
see the myriad of samples from a multitude of manufacturers. We'll help you find exactly what you're after!
Our Stock Hardwood
Hardwood is one of today's most popular flooring options. We stock several different choices of hardwood, allowing us
to offer faster installation to our customers. Take a look at these in-stock samples.
There are two basic types of hardwood flooring - solid (unfinished and prefinished) and prefinished engineered.
Caring for Your New Hardwood Floor
Although your prefinished hardwood floor has several coats of factory applied polyurethane that offer higher durability
and easier maintenance, it is not indestructible. Here are some important tips to help keep your hardwood floor looking
makes the wood strips push against one another causing "cupping". Using a dehumidifier will help
prevent this condition.
- In the winter when the heat is on the humidity level in the house will drop, causing the wood to
contract or shrink. Small gaps will appear between the wood strips. Using a humidifier will put
moisture back into the air and help prevent any shrinkage.
Just remember, your new hardwood floor's worst enemies are water, soap and sand. Vacuum (using your vacuum's
hardsurface attachment) or sweep regularly and don't use a wet mop or commercial soaps. All you need is a damp
cloth and the care products recommended by the manufacturer.
Since the early 1900's cork has been used as surface flooring. It comes
from the bark of a cork oak tree - a completely renewable resource that is
environmentally friendly. Cork floors have a warm, comfortable, resilient
surface that is gentle underfoot, is anti-microbial, naturally flame resistant
and is inherently resistant to molds and mildews, making it an excellent
choice for those with allergies. It is also resistant to over 40 species of
insects (including termites)!
Cork provides a comfortable cushion underfoot because it gives when
compressed, but it bounces back, so recovery from marks caused by
furniture will leave minimal residual indentation that is less noticeable than
wood, carpet or vinyl flooring. That same resilient quality is responsible for
providing a warm surface for any room. Cork floors inhibit the conduction of
sound and reduces impact noise, making it an excellent choice for multi-level
housing, office spaces and places of worship.
Cork is a very durable flooring. Sweeping and cleaning using a hardwood
floor cleaner is all that is necessary for regular maintenance. A new coat of
polyurethane will rejuvenate a tired floor that has begun to show signs of
wear but a well-maintained cork floor will last for decades!
Come by our showroom and view our broad range of Cork flooring
samples. One of our sales staff will be glad to give you more information
and help you select just the right style!
Bamboo is grown in many regions of the world, especially in warm
climates where the earth is kept moist with frequent monsoons.
Twenty percent of the world's bamboo grows in China and much of
that is in the wild. Due to today's increasing demand, it is being
cultivated more and more in managed forests. It is a member of the
grass family and, like grass, when it is cut, the root system survives
and regenerates quickly. The versatility and fast regeneration
make it an excellent choice for customers who desire a natural look
while remaining environmentally concienscious. Sweeping and
cleaning using a hardwood floor cleaner is all that is necessary for
regular maintenance. Come to our showroom to see our display of
beautiful bamboo flooring options.
|Click here to see images of hardwood projects.