Hardwood Floor Installation
Hardwood Floor Installation
One of the most excellent options for your floor is hardwood flooring. Harwoods give a natural vibe to your home. Our services at Panjon Flooring provide different options to suit your requirements. Here are some tips.
Things to Consider for Hardwood Flooring Options
1. Solid vs. Engineered Flooring
- Engineered flooring is excellent for basements and apartments with concrete subfloors.
- Solid wood is generally installed over one or two layers of plywood. A point to note is that solid woods can raise the height of a floor. This may interfere with existing doors or might marginally reduce ceiling height.
- Some engineered wood floors have very thin top layers. For this reason, they, cannot be sanded properly.
- Often high-quality products feature thicker layers.
2. Prefinished vs. Site Finish
Hardwood planks can be purchased with a raw face that gets finished by a professional after installation, or prefinished, which arrives with the stain and topcoat already applied.
- One benefit of prefinished wood is that you can see and touch the product first-hand, without any surprises.
- Prefinished flooring takes less time to install.
- On the contrary, on-site finishing allows customizations.
3. Types of Finish
Most finishes fall into one of two categories: oil or polyurethane.
- The oil penetrates the wood and has a natural look and feel. But it isn’t much impervious to stains.
- On the other hand, polyurethane creates a hard topcoat. This is a more resistant option.
- Oil finishes scratch more easily. It also makes the scratches less noticeable.
- Oil is easy to maintain, whereas polyurethane requires much more attention.
4. Wood Types
There are a lot of options in wood choice too. Here are a few.
- Oak: Oak is a very durable wood choice. It takes stains well. There is a natural grainy finish to it.
- Walnut: Another popular choice is walnut woods. Walnut is softer than oak. The color is much darker.
- Other options include cherry, maple, hickory, and ash.
5. Grain Patterns
Usually, logs are cut in three ways— a) plain-sawn, b) rift-sawn, and c) quarter-sawn. Each of these yields three different grain patterns.
- Plain-sawn logs produce traditional wood grain, with undulating patterns. The pattern is also known as cathedrals.
- Rift-sawn boards, by comparison, feature a long, linear, consistent grain.
- Quarter-sawn boards look similar to the rift but have additional irregular figuring.
Generally, hardwood flooring is sold as plain-sawn, or as rift- and quarter-sawn mixed.
6. Place of Installation
- Read the product description carefully before choosing one. Most of the hardwood products are not for bathroom or laundry room installations. Take the help of our professionals.
7. Prepare the Room
- If you are building a new house, you probably won’t need to do this. In the case of, already constructed houses take attentive measures to prepare the room before starting installation.
When it comes to all the considerations and precautions we as Panjon Flooring know everything when it comes to buying flooring products and choosing the best possible service quality. This is why we provide the best services when it comes to any job related to your flooring problems. We respect your valuable time. That is why we provide efficient solutions at all levels of our services. We are just one phone call away!