Your choice could be hardwood flooring

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't like wood floors because they add elegance, charm, and warmth to any home. They also are pretty easy to care for, long-lasting (sometimes even up to 100 years!), are versatile enough to work with any decor, and add value to a property. Shopping for hardwood is more than just choosing a color, so here are some things you should know to ensure you get the best floors.

Two types of hardwood flooring

Engineered wood flooring is now taking a significant share of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to those who want both beauty and practicality. On the surface, it looks like solid wood, whether you have oak flooring or some other species of choice. The top layer is often referred to as the "veneer layer," which gives the floors so much beauty. Underneath are three or more layers of genuine wood, combined with a bit of resin and then placed in a crosswise position. This gives it stability; they won't shrink or expand to adjust to the temperature, so no acclimation is necessary. The floors last for decades and can be sanded and refinished, but they can be placed in higher-than-usual moisture areas, unlike solid ones.

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Look at flooring thickness

This determines the number of times a wood floor can be sanded and refinished for solid and engineered wood floors. Ideal for solid hardwood is a ¾-inch thickness and can be refinished up to six times. Engineered has a range of ⅜-inch to ½-inch and a more robust surface is better.

Decide your hardwood species

You will have hundreds from which to choose. It's not just about color but also about durability needs or domestic vs. exotic ones. Also, think about plank width and whether or not you want something subtle or with many knots, grains, and swirls.
Hardwood flooring in Warner Robins, GA from Custom Floors of Georgia

We’ll help you find the best wood floors

Whether it's the more complicated and traditional tongue and groove/nail-down of solid hardwood flooring or the fast and easy floating floor of an engineered wood placement, you can always be sure of getting the highest quality, craftsman-like installation from Custom Floors of Georgia. Our company, which has been operating for 30 years, has a showroom in Macon, GA. We work with homeowners and businesses in Warner Robins, GA, Byron, GA, Elberta, GA, Centerville, GA, Bonaire, GA, Macon, GA, and Perry, GA. Be sure to ask about your free hardwood flooring quote.