When wood is your flooring material of choice, you can opt for unfinished or prefinished solid hardwood or engineered hardwood. The three types of flooring are different in several ways, and it's best to consider these differences before making your final choice. Family-owned Twin Brothers Floors in Lutz, Florida, carries top-quality hardwood flooring in various styles. Our team installs flooring in homes and businesses.
Unfinished solid wood
Initially, all solid hardwood flooring was finished in the home. Today, this traditional method of installation, which enhances a home's flooring system, is still the best choice. This is particularly true if you are installing the floor in a kitchen. Boards are positioned tightly, and the floor is well sealed. Installation can take up to two weeks, including time for acclimation.
Prefinished solid wood
Like unfinished solid hardwood, prefinished solid wood boards and planks are nailed to a wood subfloor. Since the flooring is finished in the factory, installation takes no longer than one day, and you can walk on the flooring immediately. Only floors that are sanded, stained, and sealed in the home have a flush look. Otherwise, a wood floor has a beveled look.
Because of its composition and installation method, engineered wood flooring can be installed in more home areas than solid wood flooring. This manufactured floor covering has a plywood base under a layer of hardwood, and this base can tolerate moisture. As for installation, boards or planks usually interlock, so the floor floats above the subfloor.
Armstrong, Bruce, and Bella Citta, a hardwood flooring company that produces Old World European designs are some of our favorite manufacturers. In addition to floor coverings, we offer window treatments, backsplashes, and wall decor. Tampa, Town 'N' Country, Temple Terrace, Land O' Lakes, Odessa, Brandon, Zephyrhills, and New Port Richey, Florida, are located in our service area. Our flooring specialists can assist you with your wood flooring upgrade when you visit our showroom in Lutz.