Flooring 101

hardwood flooring Boynton Beach, FL It is generally accepted that when you are remodeling a room or rooms in your home, there is a good chance you will need to replace the floors. For flooring in Palm Beach Gardens, one needs to look no further than Quantum Floors. We have showrooms in Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens where you can consult with one of our design specialists about which type of flooring you will need.

Hardwood flooring is made of planks cut from a single piece of wood. Each plank is unique in its grain patterns, because each tree is unique in the way it grows. The color and grain patterns of the wood lend rustic natural warmth to the room in which it is installed. Hardwood flooring is susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, so it is imperative that it be installed correctly to compensate for any expansion or contraction it may experience.

Laminate is a wood product that is ?engineered?, meaning it is composite wood pressed together with resin. A photographic layer is then placed over the top of that to emulate real wood. It is more resistant to moisture than hardwood due to the resin used in its production.

Vinyl flooring comes in sheets or tiles. Sheet flooring is laid down in 6 to 12 foot wide sheets, and vinyl tile is laid down in squares or planks of various sizes. It is the cousin to linoleum, and is waterproof. Cleanup is a snap just by sweeping or mopping. It usually has several wear layers added to the top, so it has a good durability rating.

Luxury vinyl tile is a high end cousin to vinyl flooring. It is also waterproof, but it adds a texture element to the tiles or planks through the use of 3D printing technology. LVT is aesthetically beautiful and easy on the budget, while being the simplest of the products to install. The click together design means it doesn't need glue or nails to install it on the subfloor.

The choices for flooring in Palm Beach Gardens are pretty substantial, so when choosing flooring for your Palm Beach Gardens home, it would behoove you to stop by Quantum Floors for professional guidance.