Shop At Home For Hardwood Flooring In NJ
With Floors Direct you can conveniently shop at home for designer quality solid hardwood and engineered wood flooring. Hardwood floors add warmth and beauty and help increase your home’s value. Work with a professional consultant to select the style that you’ve been dreaming of. Our team of expert hardwood installers will exceed your expectations. We also provide professional sanding and refinishing of floors and stairs
Two Main Types- Which Type Do You Need?
It’s good to learn a little about the different types of hardwood flooring before you begin floor shopping. Aside from the many different species of wood that you can choose from, whether you want a gloss or matte finish, whether you want wide or varied board widths, and of course the color selection, there are two main types of hardwood flooring construction that you must understand, solid and engineered.
Solid Wood Flooring
In most cases, solid wood flooring will be 3/4″ thick. Depending on the species, the style, and the manufacturer, you will typically find solid hardwood flooring in various widths around 2 1/4″, 3 1/4, and 5″, give or take. Solid wood floors can be refinished multiple times. Pre-finished solid wood flooring comes from the factory with multiple coats of proprietary high tech finishes. Some contain aluminum oxide, or titanium, and some are just Pure Genius (see video below). They should not wear through for a minimum of 25-35 years depending on the manufacturer and of course the wear and tear. With proper care and maintenance, they will last a lifetime.