Beautiful Floors

Your floors can make your room.  Whether you want hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, or any other type of flooring we can help.

I happen to love wood so for me hardwood floors are the way to go.

  Full thickness hardwood floors are just what they say.  There is one layer of one species of wood.  The thickness will vary but most often you will see 3/4" thickness.  This type of floor is most often installed with nails or staples.

Engineered hardwood floors are made up of multiple layers of wood.  They can be like plywood with multiple thin layers.  The middle layers might or might not be the same type of wood as the surface ply or there can be a thick core of wood with veneers on top and bottom.  The type that is best for you will be determined by the desired use.

Engineered hardwood floor can be installed with staples, glue or a combination of the two.  Again depending upon the floor and upon the application.

Laminate floors are very popular.  They are usually a scratch and stain resistant synthetic top layer adhered to some base material.  The base material is most often pressed fiber board.  The installation of this flooring is usually faster and less costly than other floors.

Laminates can be used over most substrates provided that the sub-floor is relatively level and flat with no moisture problems.  Level and flat aren't the same things and take more space than we have to really explain well.  There are huge differences in cost and that usually means huge differences in quality.

Tile floors are very nice and will last for decades when properly installed.  They are somewhat more labor intensive than wood or laminate floors but the payoff can be worth it.  If you are looking at areas where moisture will be an issue tile is the way to go.  Tiles can be ceramic, porceline or natural stone products.  All have their pros and cons.  It is possible to have tile floors heated from beneath if the coldness will bother you.  My son has a heated kitchen floor in front of the sink and adjacent counter areas.  It keeps his bride happy.

You will notice in the slide show that there is also an example of a combination of flooring material.  That's African Teak hardwood with a ceramic tile border.  The floor you are looking at there is 20 years old.  It will be around long after I'm gone.

Give us a call for all your flooring needs.