Wood Flooring Glendale, 818-748-8738, 100 N Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 90071

wood flooring types

Every individual is very familiar in hardwood flooring which typically has a ¾ inch thick and 2 ¼ inch wide boards. On the other hand, the classic strip timber may vary with a narrower or thinner measurement. This hardwood has a variety of species manufactured from American hardwood such as White and Red Oak, Cherry, Maple, Hickory, White Ash and Pecan trees.

Also, it is manufactured with a newer species such as Cherry, Brazilian, Teak, Ipe and more. Nowadays, the three most wanted wood flooring types are Solid, Engineered and Longstrip hardwood flooring. Recognize its nature and importance of the following information:

Solid Hardwood Flooring

This is a common type of hardwood which typically comprises a single piece of timber and a tongue and groove in its edges. There are many unfinished, yet many ¾ inch pre-finished as well.

Usually, this type of flooring is nailed-down above the sub-floor due to its sensitivity to moisture. Moreover, it is not advisable to install the boards directly over the basements and kitchen’s sub-floor. As we all know, basements and kitchen areas attract more humidity and have a higher traffic.

It is better and recommended to install solid hardwood type in living rooms, bedroom, above grade and on-grade level of your home. Each level is less prone to high humidity content. It could be recoated and refinished for many decades. Probably, you are currently walking on solid hardwood very well for how many years.

This natural type will contract and expand as a response to atmospheric changes. The planks will contract if it’s cold outside and so warm inside. Sometimes, it creates an unsightly holes or gaps which will suddenly disappear on summer days. Thus, the high humidity content is the reason why the boards buckled or cupped.

Engineered Wood Flooring Type

Engineered hardwood of flooring has been the tremendously popular nowadays. In terms of versatility, it could be placed in all areas of your home where solid timber is not advisable. If the solid type is constructed of a 100% real timber to form a single board, the engineered has a variety of layers. Each board is made up of three or more veneers of timber called plies. The planks are glued and pressed together to create a single plank; the process of construction is called cross-ply.

This is the reason why engineered boards are very stable and not shaken by temperature or moisture changes. It could be installed using different methods such as staple, glue, and nailed down method, as well as it could be floated in a variety of sub-floor.

Longstrip Hardwood Flooring

This is just a really engineered wood flooring type. It has top-finished veneers which made up of various thin plies pressed and glued together to form a single board. Its inner central core is usually a soft stuff used to form tongue and groove.

It has a dimension that ranges from 86 inches long and 7 ½ inches wide. The shorter species have between 17 and 35 short layers that build the top pieces of every board. It gives a good result of mounting a plank that has three rows in width and a few planks in length.

Most of the long strip plank is intended for fluctuating or in floating installation. It could be stapled or glued-down over a great variety of sub-floors at any grade level.

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