Choosing Your Hardwood

If you're on the hunt for hardwood, you may want to take a second to think about which type exactly it is that you're looking for.  Wait a minute…you mean there's actually several types of hardwood flooring?


There are actually three main types of hardwood flooring to consider:

Solid Wood Flooring:

This type of flooring can also be separated into three different types and is available in finished and unfinished fashion.  The three types of solid wood flooring are:
  • Strip flooring- known of its thickness and width of the planks. Although the strip flooring varies in thickness, it is only available in one width. 
  • Plank flooring- Unlike the strip flooring, this flooring is made in varying widths and two different thicknesses 
  • Parquet flooring- This is definitely not your typical hardwood. This type of flooring is made up of geometrical patterns created by single wood slats, usually fastened together by adhesive.

Engineered Wood Flooring:

This type of flooring is often confused with laminate. Layers of laminate are simply placed on top of the original wood flooring, making for a slightly sturdier type of flooring. Engineered wood flooring also tends to be easier to keep clean.

Acrylic-Impregnated Wood Flooring

Arcylic-impregnated wood flooring is filled with a type of sealant and coloring throughout the wood. This particular type of flooring is most often used in commercial areas, not normally residential. This  floor is very resilient and it is highly resistant to liquid and scuffs and scratches.

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