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Wood floors can be broken down to hardwood (which can be of cherry, oak or other type of hardwood tree), cork, laminate and bamboo. The solid hardwoods are mostly in grades of three-fourths inches in thickness with some as only three-eighth inch thick. They are usually shipped direct unfinished, and once installed, are sanded by a skilled craftsman.

Types of Wood Species
Their are many different types of timber that have a multitude of colors, hardness and price that are manufactured into wood flooring. The wood comes in import or domestic and can have a dramatic effect on your rooms because of the array of colors and intricate natural designs. Some of the species manufactured into wood flooring include the following;

  Types of Species for Wood Floors
Domestic Wood
Imported Wood
  • Birch
  • Beech
  • Cherry
  • Douglas
  • Fir
  • Ash White
  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Mesquite
  • Pine
  • Walnut,
  • Hickory
  • Bamboo
  • Cork
  • Cypress
  • Padauk
  • Mahogany
  • Bangkirai
  • Ebony
  • Rosewood,
  • Zebrawood
  • Chestnut

Floor Styles
      Their are three basic types of flooring that you can use in your custom home. They include strip (which can create an illusion of room space), Parquet flooring (geometric designs) and plank flooring (the planks widths are as small as 3" to as large and sometimes larger to 6").

Wood Floors come in a multitude of colors. Each color is unique to the species of wood, and with the assistance of a custom stain and finish, the flooring can enhance the decor of any room in your home. The color of the wood will add that final decorative touch to a very elegant room.

Engineered Hardwood Floors
Engineered hardwood floors is a process by which thin layers of wood are compressed to together into a wood veneer. Once the wood veneer is reaches a certain thickness they are cut and engineered with a groove or tongue on the edges, so that they can easily be fitted together during the installation phrase.

      There are three ways engineered hardwood floors are manufactured. Rotary-peel, sliced-peel and dry solid-sawn. The wood in rotary-peel and sliced peel process are boiled in water at consistent temperature, whereas the dry solid sawn is dried slowly.

Other Types of Flooring
      Bamboo flooring (which is technically not considered wood) can be installed very much like wood flooring. Another type of flooring that is used in the floor industry is reclaimed (old or used) lumber. This creates a unique appearance and has a hue cast of green. View larger picture of dining room below.

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Written by Jack Garchar


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