West Palm Beach hardwood flooring

Homeowners Can All Be Winners With Hardwood Flooring

Here?s a story of a winner--a lottery winner that. Source: www.palmbeachpost.com by Eliot Kleinberg.

You, too, can be a victor with hardwood flooring; there?s nothing like it to add warmth and beauty to your home, and nothing compares to genuine hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring comes in two types: Engineered hardwood flooring and solid hardwood flooring. While both are 100% real wood, there are important differences in their construction.

The experts at West Palm Beach?s Quantum Floors explains:

? Solid hardwood consists of boards of solid wood. The boards are about ? inch thick. The fibers in the solid hardwood flooring boards lie in vertical ?strips.? Solid hardwood comes in many colors and species, so it?s easy to find something to fit into your decor. Solid hardwood flooring tends to shrink and contract with heat and humidity, so it is important to acclimatize it before installing. Simply put the opened boxes in the room where it is to be installed. Let it sit for several days to give the hardwood a chance to adjust to the weather conditions of its new home.
? Engineered hardwood is real wood, but it is constructed in such a way that the fibers cross each other, rather than lie in vertical strips. This crossing action makes engineered hardwood flooring more stable and tougher. It has a core of real wood, usually oak or plywood. It?s then covered with a hardwood veneer to give it even more strength. Engineered hardwood flooring also comes in an assortment of colors and species; however, it?s more heat and water-resistant than solid hardwood, so it can be installed almost anywhere, even in basements where there tends to be a higher moisture level. Unlike solid hardwood flooring, engineered hardwood flooring can be installed over concrete, as long as there is no excess water.

Because engineered hardwood flooring is more stable, it is slightly more durable than solid hardwood (although solid is pretty tough!)

Come into Quantum Floors and let us show you how you can add this kind of lustrous beauty to your home. We have showrooms in Ft. Lauderdale, Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.