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What to know about hardwood flooring

Every homeowner has considered hardwood flooring at least once. The reasons are numerous and rest on the primary requirements of each home. It could be the elegant and timeless appeal these floors bring to your decor. Some prefer the fact that it offers one of the longest lifespans of any floor covering available. Still, others look for the amazing list of benefits that come standard with this material. Your own reasons may be different still, but regardless of exactly what you’re looking for, you owe it to yourself to learn more about this flooring.

At Absolute Flooring, Inc. we believe that hardwood is an investment like no other. It's classic, timeless, and fits into any decor. The floors last for decades with proper maintenance and add value to a home. We also sell at wholesale prices which, as you may know, is a lot more competitive than retail ones. We'd love to have a conversation with you about this great product. If you’re in the middle Tennessee area and looking to get a flooring project of your own started, be sure you stop in to see us. We look forward to earning your business.

Moisture concerns – choose engineered

Did you know that there are two types of hardwood flooring? Most of us know about solid hardwood flooring, but another, engineered hardwood flooring is taking over a large share of the wood flooring industry. That is because it appeals to people who want both beauty and practicality.

Unlike solid, engineered hardwood is layered. Engineered wood floors are real wood floors that are manufactured using three to nine layers of different wood veneers. The sub layers, also known as “plys”, can be of the same species, or of different species. The grain of each layer runs in different directions, which makes it very stable. This means that the wood will expand and contract less than solid wood flooring during fluctuations in humidity and temperature. The top layer of engineered wood flooring consists of high-quality wood with all the knots, grains, swirls, and undertones. While this type of flooring can be sanded and finished, it cannot be done as many times as solid wood flooring. Engineered wood flooring can be installed above, on or below grade.