There are several things to keep in mind when selecting a wood floor. By considering the questions below, you can ensure that your purchase will meet your needs and provide years of beauty and durability. Call us or visit our showroom and we'll help you make a great selection.
- Is your Project?
- On what grade (elevation) will the flooring be installed?
- On-grade or on the ground floor
- Above-grade, or on an upper floor
- Below-grade, such as a basement
If you are installing your floor below grade, be sure to use an engineered or laminate product. Solid wood floors normally would not be used below grade because they are not as tolerant of moisture.
- What subfloor will you be installing on?
- Concrete slab
- Existing floor such as vinyl or wood
A solid wood floor is not a good choice over a concrete slab since it should be nailed or stapled to the subfloor.
- What installation method will you use?
- Nail or Staple
For Glued or Floating installations your best choice is an engineered or laminate floor.
- What color tones do you prefer?
- Do you have a species of wood in mind?
- White oak
- Red oak
- American cherry
- Brazilian cherry
- Santos mahogany
- What width of boards do you prefer?
- Strips from 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inches
- Planks from 3 to 5 inches
- Planks from 5 to 8 inches