Wood floors add character and charm into a home. They have been a classic, tried-and-true flooring option for homeowners since the late 1800s. With recent advancements, wood floors go far beyond hardwood. You can always find variations through laminate and engineered wood. To help consumers gain a better understanding, we have created a list of the most popular wood flooring options. Let’s take a look!
Traditional Hardwood Floors.
As a staple in the flooring industry, traditional hardwood floors have been a long-time fan favorite. Traditional hardwood floors are solid wood throughout the flooring. You will find that there are no added materials. With hardwood floors, you can purchase them unfinished or pre-finished. Of course, as the name suggested, unfinished will cost the consumer a little less money than the pre-finished option. But, with unfinished hardwood, you will still need a light sanding, optional staining, and sealant to finish the floors. With traditional hardwood floors, your purchase can genuinely last a lifetime. They are able to be sanded down several times which in essence, extends its lifetime.
Engineered Wood Floors.
Plywood differentiates engineered wood from traditional hardwood floors. With engineered floors, you have the traditional hardwood as the top layer and plywood as the bottom layer. This design helps with installation and creates a light defense against moisture. With this remarkable invention, homeowners are now able to put hardwood in places they always dreamed of having it.
Now, laminate floors are not, in fact, actual wood. Laminate floors resemble the look of hardwood floors; therefore, we decided to include it in this post. You will find that a lot of homeowners use laminate floors as a substitution for hardwood floors because of its price and durability. Laminate floors are in fact scratch-resistant, and they work in most areas of the homes.
Luxury Vinyl looks can look and feel like traditional hardwood floors. Plus, there are a tremendous amount of styles available for homeowners to find the perfect look. Not to mention, it is waterproof, which allows it to be placed in areas of the home that we could never imagine placing hardwood. It is truly a remarkable innovation that is taking the industry by storm. If you are eager to learn more about Luxury Vinyl, visit our blog post here.
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