Hardwood has been a widely used choice for floors for ages.  The timeless look of wood brings warmth and character to any home.

Nature of Wood

  • Seasonal variation in the climate will cause the wood to expand and contract.
  • Wood must not be exposed to excessive moisture or dryness
  • Natural sunlight may cause discoloration to wood and may cause wood to dry excessively.
  • The surface of a hardwood floor can be dented, scratched or otherwise damaged due to sliding furniture or appliances with sharp edges or dropping heavy objects.  Pet’s nails can also scratch wood floors.

There are two basic categories of Hardwood styles:

Solid is milled from a single 3/4″ thick piece of hardwood. Because of its thickness, a solid hardwood floor can be sanded and refinished over several generations of use.

Engineered is produced with three to five layers of hardwood. Each layer is stacked in a cross-grain configuration and bonded together under heat and pressure. As a result, engineered wood flooring is less likely to be affected by changes in humidity and can be installed at all levels of the home.

See examples of FLOOR360 Hardwood installations in our Photo Gallery.

Click here to view the Dabbieri Hardwood Gallery

Click here to view Carlisle Hardwood

 

Hardwood Care Sheet