For generations, homes across the country have been enjoying the beauty, versatility, and longevity of hardwood floors. Unfinished hardwood offers the homeowner, and home builder an endless array of options to customize their hardwood floor to meet their unique style and needs.
Hundreds of Species
There are hundreds of species of unfinished hardwood that are made into flooring with the most common domestic species being Oak, Maple, Hickory, Cherry, Ash & Walnut.
Virtually Any Color
They’re also offered in exotic species like Brazilian Cherry, Brazilian Oak, Cumaru & Cypress. Many of these woods can be stained to virtually any color creating a truly unique floor for any home!
Homeowners today are looking to update their homes by installing new hardwood floors but don’t want to go through the time and mess of having them sanded and finished on site. They also do not want to expose their family and pets to potentially harmful vapors from stains and finishes so they are looking at pre-finished hardwood as an option.
Pre-finished hardwood flooring is offered in many species including: Oak, Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Hickory & exotic species such as Brazilian Cherry, Cumaru (Teak) & Santos Mahogany.
Variety of Finishes
Since these products are finished in a factory under very controlled conditions, manufacturers can finish these hardwoods with multi-layer finish coats creating an extremely durable wear layer compared to site finish hardwood floors.
Laminate flooring has provided home owners and other home professionals a hardwood looking flooring option at a fraction of the cost of a traditional hardwood floor.
The laminate floors offered today provide visuals that look & feel just like real wood. Their high-density cores provide improved impact and moisture resistance while making installation a breeze.
Advancements in sound deadening underlayment’s have greatly reduced that hollow click sound that plagued earlier laminate floors. Together, these products have made laminate flooring a great option for multi-family, single family, and commercial applications.
When most people think of hardwood floors, they think of a ¾” solid hardwood floor. Today, many manufacturers have developed engineered hardwood flooring that can perform at the same level or even better than solid hardwood!
One of the main advantages of engineered hardwood flooring is in its stability. In the right environment, engineered hardwood flooring can be much more stable to changes in humidity and temperature, especially in widths over 5” versus solid hardwood.
Most engineered hardwood flooring is designed specifically to be installed either by gluing or floating making it an ideal choice for installation over concrete slab substrates.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
LVT is not your grandma’s old sheet vinyl. Luxury vinyl tile today is made to look like real hardwood but has the durability and low maintenance characteristics of vinyl flooring.
Manufacturers of LVT have dedicated enormous resources to creating high-performance vinyl plank products that look and feel just like their real wood counterparts and the results are stunning!
LVT is opening doors for architects, designers and homeowners to select a product for a commercial or residential space that looks like real wood but performs like commercial sheet vinyl.
Unlike traditional LVT, which is generally pliable and conforms to the subfloor below it, Rigid Core Waterproof flooring does not. This means that imperfections in your subfloor will not telegraph through to the wear layer once installed. Rigid Core Waterproof flooring is also 100% waterproof! No need to worry about the kids or dog making a mess on the floor.
The high-density core also makes them 10 times more impact resistant than traditional LVT, so they are a perfect choice for high traffic areas and commercial settings.
Our Rigid Core flooring also features a unique, patented click lock systems, making it extremely easy to install saving time and money.
WPC Vinyl (Wood Plastic Core)
Today, we all want the look of wood flooring, but do not want the maintenance or moisture sensitivity that comes with a real hardwood floor. Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) products offer the look of a wood floor but with all the stability and protection of a Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT). Like the name says, WPC flooring is a composite of wood and plastic (mostly plastic) with a vinyl top layer (visual) and a UV cured wear layer. WPC products are rigid and very dimensionally stable and allow for installation over substrates with minor imperfections without those imperfections telegraphing through to the wear layer.
How is WPC different than laminate flooring?
Unlike laminate, WPC is waterproof and can be installed in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and other areas where moisture or water exposure could cause an issue with laminate flooring. Another benefit of WPC flooring over laminate flooring is the vinyl top layer. This provides for more cushion under foot and sound absorption.