Shopping for hardwood flooring is now very easy. There are dozens of different wood species and materials to choose from.
Scraped Hardwood Floors
For homeowners who want to choose hardwood floors because of their natural appearance, scraped floors are a great choice. Scraped hardwood floors are carefully contoured by hand to show off the natural imperfections of every plank of wood. They are available in dozens of species and colors and are available in engineered and solid hardwood styles.
Distressed Hardwood Floors
If you want your floors to have that lived-in look, distressed hardwood flooring may be the best choice for your home. These floors have been specially stained and treated to create a distressed appearance without undermining the durability or quality of the flooring. They are available in many different species.
Floating Hardwood Floors
If you’re looking for a do-it-yourself hardwood option, floating floors should be at the top of your list. Each plank is fitted together without the help of nails, glue or expensive tools. Flooring is then laid directly over the subfloor. Floating hardwood floors are a particularly good choice in moisture-prone areas as they can be installed over a moisture barrier.
Glued-Down Hardwood Floors
As their name suggests, these types of floors are composed of solid planks that are applied over a layer of glue. Glued-down hardwood floors provide for excellent durability, but they can be difficult for some homeowners to install. Opt for glued-down floors in areas that aren’t prone to moisture for the best results.