There are lots of things we already know about hardwood flooring
. For instance, we know that the material offers an amazing lifespan, giving an average of 100 years and sometimes much more. They are hard-wearing, dense, absolutely gorgeous, and they can even be refinished when that wear really starts to show through. But there's so much more to this amazing floor covering. Let's find out how it might serve you right now.
At Precision Flooring, we serve the communities of Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, and Fallbrook, all from our showroom in Temecula, CA. We invite you to visit us there where our associates can get to know you and help match you to the perfect flooring for all your needs.We offer an excellent selection of materials and all the services necessary to give you a successful flooring project, no matter how big or small. Visit us when you're in the area and give us the opportunity to serve you and your flooring needs.
First of all, it's important to know that there are two primary types of hardwood flooring. There is the solid variety, which gives you all the amazing benefits listed above and more. But there is also an engineered variety, giving you more spaces in which to install the product. Solid hardwood can be refinished several times over the course of its lifespan, but engineered flooring can only be refinished once or twice, depending on the thickness of the solid wood veneer on top of the flooring.
Choosing a species is an important choice. These species are rated according to hardness, based on the Janka scale, and you must choose the right hardness to meet your own living conditions. A busy home dictates a very hard species, while a lesser busy home allows for softer woods. However, the best use for softwoods is installation in pantries and closets.
Stain color and finish type are next. Again, your own specific requirements will lead you in a specific direction, so be sure to discuss all the options with your flooring associate. In the meantime, it's important to know that a finish like distressed or hand-scraped can help fight off the signs of aging that lead to refinishing in the first place.
Prior to installation, you'll want to find out what, if anything, you'll have to do to prepare. This can include moving furniture and removing old flooring if necessary. However, your associate will explain these details further.