When you are shopping for flooring there are a lot of options, especially once you really start to research the different manufacturers, brands, colors, and styles. Once you decide that you want new hardwood flooring
in your McMinnville home, that is just the next step. There are plenty of options for hardwood floors – solid or engineered, matte or high gloss, or hard-scraped versus smooth surface.
Let’s break down a few of the options you’ll run into and hopefully steer you to the right hardwood flooring selection. Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed almost anywhere in your home. Engineered hardwood has layers or plys that is bonded together, making a strong connection. This type of wood flooring makes it very difficult for the wood to expand in extreme changes in climate or moisture.
Solid hardwood can’t be installed below grade because it will warp and expand in temperature changes. Solid hardwood can be refinished multiple times, which allows you to get the most of your investment. Hardwood refinishing can extend the life of your floors.
There are also the different hardness of woods, which you can find on the Janka Hardness Scale. Many exotic hardwoods are harder than traditional oak or maple wood floors. Exotic wood flooring also gives you rich colors and patterns, which only adds to their beauty. Being durable is a nice bonus.