One of the most classic and timeless flooring options is hardwood. Hardwood floors add beauty, elegance, and a touch of natural warmth to every space. Hardwood floors have been around for decades, but they have evolved in beautiful and functional ways to meet all your modern needs. Particularly now, having natural elements in your home is very “in,” so in order to capitalize on this trend, installing hardwood flooring is a great way to keep your home up to date. Let herberts workroom 101 of Centennial, Colorado, show you the available options for hardwood flooring to help you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle.
The first type of hardwood that is available is solid hardwood flooring. Solid hardwood floors consist of planks of wood, exotic or domestic, that are completely solid. These planks are made from a single piece of hardwood and are usually around ¾’ thick and come in a range of widths. Because solid hardwood is so thick, it can be sanded down, refinished, and re-stained as many times as you want. Solid hardwood flooring is a good choice if you want the ability to make color changes, or are installing flooring in rooms that have controlled humidity and heat and will not have tough wear and tear on the hardwood. Hardwood will dent and scratch easily so be aware of this before you install.
Engineered hardwoods are the second available type of hardwood flooring. With a core of hardwood or plywood that is then affixed with a top and bottom veneer, engineered hardwood planks are incredibly durable and versatile. Engineered hardwood is made with cross-ply construction to resist expansion and contraction from heat and humidity. This hardwood comes in planks or long strips and comes in a variety of widths to meet your design needs. Engineered hardwood can be installed on any type of subfloor and gives you a variety of installation options for any preferred look. Because engineered hardwoods are so much more durable than solid hardwood, you can install this flooring without worrying about scratches and dents. This floor is perfect for anyone who wants the beauty of hardwood without all the upkeep, or for people with children or pets. Pets’ claws and children’s toys can scratch hardwood, so if you truly want to have it all, engineered hardwood may be the choice for you.
If you are interested in installing solid or engineered hardwood flooring in your home, and have more questions about where to start or which style is right for you, contact herberts workroom 101 today! Proudly serving Denver, Greenwood Village, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Englewood, Aurora, and surrounding cities, herberts workroom 101 will help you make the best choice for your home. With our A+ rating from the BBB and our great reviews on Angie’s List, you can rest easy knowing that you are working with a company who is working for you.