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Hardwood remains to be the most desired type of flooring material and they are available in various finishes and forms to make it easier for homeowners and builders to find what really fit their needs. Here are some of the common types of hardwood flooring in Houston, TX for you to choose from:
1. Pre-Finished Wood
This type of wood has already been stained, coated and ready for installation
2. Solid Wood
This type of wood flooring is usually sawed off from solid blocks of wood such as red oak, white oak or maple. The sawed planks are usually ¾ -inch thick.
3. Unfinished Flooring
This is bare wood, meaning there has been no finishing process such as staining, polishing and buffing done.
Typically used in houses that are being built without any specific owner yet. When the house is bought, the new owner can choose the pattern and color of the floor. You may choose this flooring if you like doing home improvement projects.
4. Acrylic Impregnated
This is the recommended hardwood to be used for high-traffic areas in homes and businesses. The wood grain was fused with acrylic materials to make it harder and more durable.
5. Engineered or Manufactured
Engineered wood is a manufactured type of wood typically consisting of 3-5 layers of real wood in opposite grain directions glued together into a plank. This type of wood is very durable and is perfect for walking on and has better resistance to moisture than solid hardwood. This is the type of flooring recommended for use in wet areas, in places with high relative humidity and where you can’t install solid wood flooring.
Parquet flooring are pieces of wood constructed to form your chosen geometric design that can give an attractive look to your house.
This list includes just a few of the different types of hardwood flooring in Houston available at Shans Carpets, a Houston Flooring Store. They all look good but the final decision would depend mainly on the cost, the most suitable color and the room or area where the wood flooring will be used.