Types of Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors are one of the amenities that home buyers often look for when buying a house. However, if your home didn't come with them, we can install a new hardwood floor for you. Hardwood flooring usually comes in three varieties: strip, plank and parquet. The individual segments in wood strip flooring are usually about 1 ½- to 2 ¼-inches wide.
Most of the hardwood floor options have been 2 ¼” & 3” wide. In truth, you only really want to use a narrow width like this if you are building a parquet floor. In the last several years, 5” boards have become the new “wide”standard. Wide Planks are “in” both for the value they add to a home and for the beauty they can bring to the room.
Ash wood is strong, durable and generally light in colour.
Bamboo is a natural surface covering material that has many of the properties of hardwood flooring.
Birch wood is a light wood with a very fine grain.
Cherry woodcomes from the cherry fruit tree & is a hardwood famed for its durability and beautiful color.
Walnut is a fine-grained hardwood that is dense and shock resistant.
The sapwood of hickory is white, tinged with brown, while the heartwood is pale to reddish brown.
The sapwood is a creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge, and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown.
A pine floor will be soft, so it will acquire dings, dents, scratches and scuff marks easier than other harder flooring options.
Mahogany floors are strong, solid hardwood options that offer beauty, luxury and durability in a flooring design. Mahogany is an exotic wood species that must be imported.