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Available options in hardwood flooring

Deciding upon hardwood floors for your project is not the end of your to-do list when it comes to choices you’ll need to make. In fact, there are several other options you’ll have to choose from, in order for your flooring decision to be complete. It can seem overwhelming at first, especially if you’ve never given any thought to this particular floor covering. But that’s where we can help you.

Kitchen and Flooring Design Center knows what it takes to bring an idea to life, especially when it comes to this type of flooring. Whether you need assistance in picking the exact type of flooring, or a bit of help in the overall design scheme, we can put everything together so that it makes perfect sense. We service the areas of Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach, and Palm Coast with a showroom located in Jacksonville, FL. Stop by and see us at your convenience for answers to your questions, or any other help we can provide.

Two types of hardwood

There are two main choices you have in this floor covering. One is solid hardwood flooring and is the type most homeowners think about when considering this flooring type. As the name implies, this is one piece of wood, all the way through, and comes in many various wood species, both domestic and imported. It is well suited for placement in many different rooms in your home, except those that are often damp, humid or might sustain more spills than normal. It’s important to keep in mind that this flooring cannot be placed, below grade, especially in the basement.

The other type is engineered flooring. This has a solid veneer of real wood on the top but is attached to a composite background that is not solid wood. For this reason, it’s less likely to react to changes in temperature and humidity, and can be placed in rooms where solid would cannot. For instance, it’s a much better choice for basements, even though there is an amount of care and maintenance involved, should you decide to place it there.

No matter which type of hardwood floor you choose, it’s important to have it installed by professionals. Not only are there specialized tools necessary to complete the job, but it also takes a degree of experience as well. Be sure to ask your flooring professional about more details concerning installation.

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