Hardwood flooring selection guide
Oak is the wood species that is most often chosen by homeowners who are installing a hardwood floor. Oak flooring comes in a variety of color options. Maple, cherry, walnut, and hickory are popular, too. Absolute Flooring Inc is a hardwood flooring company in Gallatin, Tennessee, that offers various wood flooring in many species, finishes, and textures.
Types of solid hardwood
Consider durability as well as color tones and wood grain patterns when you are comparing wood species. The Janka Hardness Scale, which rates the hardness of domestic and exotic wood species, is a handy tool. The hardest woods have the highest ratings.
Engineered wood planks comprise a surface layer of hardwood and a plywood base—the floor covering looks the same in a room as solid hardwood flooring. The base is made up of layers of plywood positioned in different directions, which allows the flooring to tolerate moisture.
Solid wood installation
An unfinished wood floor takes up to two weeks, including time for acclimation, to install, sand, stain, and seal. Boards are positioned tightly together and well sealed. The floor, ideal for a kitchen, has a flush look, while a floor constructed with prefinished planks has a beveled look.
Engineered wood installation
Engineered wood is not nailed to a wood subfloor like solid wood planks. Planks are designed to click and lock together at the edges. Thus, planks need no attachment to the subfloor. Instead, the floor floats above the subfloor. Underlayment is placed between the two surfaces.
Family-owned Absolute Flooring Inc, established in 1998, offers flooring services like residential and commercial installation. In-home estimates are free. We serve communities in Middle Tennessee, including Nashville, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, and Lebanon. We invite you to stop by our showroom in Gallatin to view the latest hardwood flooring styles.