Bamboo is a stable material and has grown in popularity in the past few decades. It is extremely stable and long lasting, but definitely meant for a more modern space.
Pre-finished hardwood is finished in the factory, creating a uniform, hard surface. The edges have a micro-bevel, making it difficult to refinish when needed. As well, the hard finish is difficult to sand to refinish.
Different woods offer a variety of looks, and different products meet different needs. We will help you find the right look and product to make your home reflect your personality.
Oak is a hardwood that tends to be very grainy. There are two varieties: red oak, which ranges from light brown to pinkish red with a swirling, waterlike pattern, and white oak, which has a tiger-stripe grain with yellow rays and flecks.
Pros: It is very durable and often cut in a way that makes it resistant to warping. Because of its visible wavy grain, it has a distinctive look. A clear finish nicely highlights the grain.
Cons: Stain can overly darken and exaggerate the grain, so it can end up looking two-toned.
Our dustless vac system and our meticulous attention to detail means the job site is left clean.
Engineered flooring has a veneer surface that cannot be refinished. So although it may be less expensive and easier to install in the short run, it may need to be replaced after a few years.
Cherry is a hardwood with a fine, straight grain that ranges from reddish brown to blond.
Pros: Unstained, it has a rich, beautiful color.
Cons: It's expensive. Sometimes the color darkens with age.
Maple is a creamy white hardwood that sometimes has a reddish tinge. It i s one of the hardest wood species.
Pros: Maple is affordable and ultra-durable. It can take a beating and look great for years. Because it takes dark stains well, maple is often stained to mimic a pricier wood, like cherry or mahogany (which is a controversial pick itself because of deforestation in the regions where it's harvested).
Cons: If maple is not properly sealed first, the staining can look blotchy.