Hardwood floors   
Why Hardwood Floors?...

You may ask yourselves; what is so special about hardwood floors and what makes them different from other flooring available on the market today?

Solid wood floors are natural and bring warmth, character and beauty to your home. With many finishes and ways of installing them, hardwood floors can be rugged, scraped, matte or glossy, and there are many types and colors of hardwoods that you can choose from. They add real value to your home. Solid hardwood floors will last a lifetime, where carpet and laminates may need replacing after just a few years. Hardwoods can be cleaned more thoroughly than carpet, which can help eliminate all irritating allergens and germs that can cause many health problems. Most importantly, they are durable and easy to care for.

   Hardwood   

Red Oak

Red Oak is a very strong and durable species of wood that is used for most hardwood flooring. It is porous, which makes it easy to stain to the desired hue. Usually, Red Oak has some pattern to it, more or less uniform – depending on the way it is cut. Unfinished, it has a rosy, warm tint to it. When finished, it makes for a beautiful, long lasting, and easy-to-care-for floor.

Pros:

  1. Naturally beautiful and inviting.
  2. Can match virtually any style, color and type of décor.
  3. Wide variety of colors, species, textures, widths, stains and edge details.
  4. Lasts a lifetime.
  5. Can be installed at different angles, with designs, borders and medallions.
  6. Adds value to your home.
  7. Can be sanded and refinished.
  8. Easy to maintain.


Brazilian Cherry

Brazilian cherry is a strong, hard and heavy type of wood used for hardwood flooring. It is usually dark, with an interlocking grain and frequently wavy pattern. The dark-reddish brown color makes it a very interesting wood for flooring, not requiring additional staining. Brazilian cherry is very often used to make borders, accents and medallions.


Birch

Birch is a light, cream-colored wood, with an even texture and a simple look to it. It makes for a great-looking floor, lightening up the whole room. Birch is very hard, strong and durable.


Walnut

Walnut is a type of wood that makes floors, furniture or home accents look very elegant and sophisticated. It ranges from deep brown to almost purplish black in color. Walnut is used for installation of whole floors as well as for borders, accents and medallions. Durable and hard, it makes a floor that will last a lifetime.


Chestnut

Chestnut wood is extremely durable, which makes it a perfect choice for floors that need to withstand very high traffic and abuse. It is rather light-brown colored, with an even texture and pattern.


Hickory

Hickory wood is a light, pecan-colored species, with characteristic dark streaks. It is hard and durable, sometimes hard to sand down due to the wood being vary dense. Hickory is used very often in cottages, due to its country charm.


Maple

Maple wood is a strong, light-colored wood with a uniform texture. It is used for regular floors, sports floors and bowling alleys. Due to its even texture and lighter colors, it is very often used in borders, accents or medallions. Maple does not stain evenly, so it is not recommended to change the natural color of this wood.


White Oak

White Oak is very widely used in flooring, timber framing and even shipbuilding. It is a very hard species of wood, probably one of the most universal when it comes to flooring installations. Its grain is less pronounced that that of red oak, which makes it even easier to stain. When unfinished, it may have a slight grayish tone to it. Over time, white oak may undergo slight ambering, adding warmth to the interior of your home.
   Engineered floor / "floating" floor   

Floating Floor

Floating floor, also known as engineered floor, is constructed to look and feel like a hardwood floor, but it is made specifically for installations on concrete, in apartment buildings and, very often, home basements. Very easy to install, it can be a quick way to update a room or a whole house. Although floating floors have a layer of solid wood on top, the are not as long-lasting as solid hardwood floor - simply due to the fact that solid hardwood floors can be refinished many more times than floating floors. Still, the same as hardwood floors, floating floors are a great way to improve the look of your home or office.

Pros:

  1. Offers selection similar to hardwood selection.
  2. Quicker to install.
  3. Can be refinished (due to hardwood layer on top of an engineered surface).
  4. Adds value to your home.
  5. Long lasting.
  6. Can be installed directly over concrete.
  7. Easy to maintain.