Everyone loves wood floors! These floors have a natural beauty that adds warmth and charm to any space.
Both solid and engineered come with countless benefits, such as property value adding and a long life span. Here are three things you should know about a hardwood flooring installation.
Understand the difference between solid and engineered hardwood
While they both look similar, they behave very differently with moisture. Excess water is "public enemy #1" when it comes to solid wood floors. It also expands and shrinks to adjust to weather conditions.
With engineered hardwood, Mother Nature gets a little boost. A little resin is combined with the wood and then placed crosswise in layers. The result is a wood floor that’s more stable and better able to handle water.
Feel free to visit our hardwood flooring store in Wilsonville or Portland, OR, to see our solid and engineered hardwood collections. We carry names like Johnson, Hallmark, TecWood, Reward Flooring, and more.
Know different installation techniques
Solid hardwood is installed via the traditional tongue and groove/nail down. However, it's more detailed and can take several days.
Engineered wood flooring is installed in several ways, including nail-down and glue-down. Most commonly, however, it's installed as a floating floor where the planks click together, mat, and hover over the subfloor.
Floating floors are quick and uncomplicated. That translates to money saving for you.
Acclimate a solid hardwood flooring installation
Engineered should also be acclimated because it's a floating floor. Even the slightest movement can throw the floor off balance.
Acclimation, a pre-installation process, enables the wood's moisture levels to be aligned with the room's.
Visit us for your wood floor installation
We boast the most extensive inventory in the state at the family-owned Marion's Carpet & Flooring Warehouses. For almost 40 years, we've been helping people choose the ideal hardwood flooring installation.
We have locations in Wilsonville and Portland, OR, to experience the difference. We work on residential and commercial projects of all sizes in Wilsonville, Beaverton, Portland, Vancouver, and Lake Oswego, OR.