What Are the Different Types of Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood flooring is a hygienic, low-maintenance floor choice that can give a room a classic look and stand the test of time. If you are preparing to have hardwood flooring installed in your San Jose home, read about the types of hardwood flooring discussed below to determine what hardwood flooring option is best for your property.

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Solid Hardwood
Any flooring plank that is made from a single piece of hardwood is considered solid hardwood flooring. Solid hardwood flooring is generally the most expensive type of hardwood floor to invest in, but it can be sanded and refinished several times, retaining its aesthetic appeal for decades. The width, length, and thickness of solid hardwood planks varies, which makes finding planks made from a species you like in the dimensions you are seeking easy.

Engineered Hardwood
Engineered hardwood is also made from 100% wood. Rather than being cut from a single piece of wood like solid hardwood is, engineered hardwood planks are fabricated from many strips of wood. A plank may consist entirely of wood from the same species or of wood from a mix of species.

Factory Finished
If you want to get much use out of your wood floors, they have to be finished. Factory-finished wood flooring is treated by the manufacturer and is ready for use as soon as installation is complete.

Unfinished
Unfinished wood flooring, on the other hand, is sanded and finished on the job site. Because of this, it takes longer to install unfinished hardwood flooring than factory-finished hardwood flooring. Nevertheless, unfinished flooring is often preferred by those with a strong preference for custom services.

Are you ready to start exploring your hardwood flooring options in person? For access to more than 600 hardwood and laminate flooring samples, visit the Southern Lumber showroom in San Jose. To enquire about pricing and availability of the hardwood flooring products in our inventory or learn about our worry-free warranty, call (888) 718-5450. 

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