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What is Hardwood Flooring

Mark & David Flooring Contractor, Twin Brothers Floors

What Is Hardwood Flooring

What is Hardwood Flooring

What You Need To Know About Hardwood Flooring

  • Hardwood Flooring is any product manufactured from timber that is designed for use as flooring, either structural or aesthetic.
  • Hardwood Flooring is a common choice as a flooring material due to its environmental profile, durability, and restorability.
  • Hardwood Flooring can be installed on any level of your home and are available in multiple constructions to allow for installation flexibility over different sub floors and to mitigate moisture.


Hardwood Flooring Installation

Identify your sub floor and level of your home to determine what construction of Hardwood Flooring to install.

Hardwood Flooring and Moisture

It’s important to take moisture into consideration when you’re installing hardwood floors since changes in moisture can create issues such as warping and gapping. To mitigate the effects of moisture, keep moisture levels within manufacturer recommendations and choose the right construction of hardwood flooring and installation materials. For an added layer of protection against moisture damage, install a moisture barrier.

There are three primary subfloors over which you can install:

  • Basement or concrete below ground level
  • Concrete at ground level
  • Plywood subfloor at or above ground level

Hardwood Species
Finding the right species of wood is really a matter of personal taste and project budget. There are domestic species like oak, maple, and cherry as well as exotic species like bamboo, Brazilian cherry, and cork. Each species has a distinct grain pattern. For example, oak has a very distinguished grain whereas maple is very subtle. Exotics are very popular because of their distinct grain patterns and color.
Color
Most domestic species of wood come in a variety of colors. Most exotic species, on the other hand, are not stained because their natural color is distinctive. Many exotic species are photosensitive and need exposure to sunlight to achieve their desired rich color.
Width
Widths can easily change the look of a floor since the wider the plank, the fewer the seams that can be seen in the floor. Wider widths also showcase the natural beauty of the wood, especially hickory and tiger wood.
Texture
There are many types of texture, including smooth, hand-scraped, distressed, and wire brushed.

Why buy Hardwood Flooring for your home?

Hardwood floors add a beautiful, elegant, natural element to any home. In addition, they add value to your home and are popular in the resale home market. Advances in technology have led to our hardwood floors looking better, lasting longer, and easier to care for than ever. Call out Tampa flooring store for more information.

About the Author
Mark & David

Mark & David

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The owners of Twin Brothers Floors, Mark and David, are third generation Tampa Bay Flooring Contractor with years of service-driven experience. This locally owned business has been serving the community in the Tampa area for decades, delivering everything needed to provide quality renovations and installations.